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SDSU FOOTBALL: AZTECS KEEP FALLING; ONLY MANAGE THREE POINTS IN LOW-SCORING GAME, LOSE TO FSU 27-3

 

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October 22, 2017 (San Diego) - After a significant loss to Boise State last week, San Diego State football fell on even harder times this week, losing 27-3 to the Fresno State Bulldogs in Mountain West play.

RASHAAD PENNY NAMED AP MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICAN

 

The senior running back was named to the first-ever team

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October 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny was named to the Associated Press Midseason All-America second team, the organization announced today.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 10/17: LOSING???

 

 

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October 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football was handed their first loss by Boise State on Saturday night (31-14), so there was a lot to talk about at this week's press conference.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and senior safety Trey Lomax sat down with the media.  Men's soccer head coach Lev Kirshner also joined in.

SDSU FOOTBALL: BRONCOS HAND AZTECS FIRST LOSS OF SEASON

 

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October 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The 6-0 Aztecs hosted Boise State at SDCCU Stadium this week, continuing Mountain West play.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 10/10 FEATURING AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

 

 

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October 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football is 6-0 and ready to open conference play at home against Boise State this weekend.  Head coach Rocky Long and juniors Christian Chapman and Ronley Lakalaka sat down with the media at this week's press conference.  In addition, women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry talked about her team opening the season next month.

SDSU FOOTBALL NAMED TO JOE MOORE AWARD MID-SEASON HONOR ROLL

 

SDSU’s offensive line has helped the team average 222.8 rushing yards per game

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October 9, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 19/18 San Diego State football’s offensive line has been named to the Joe Moore Award Mid-Season Honor Roll for its performance through six games this season, the Foundation for Teamwork announced today.

SDSU FOOTBALL RUNS OVER THE REBELS 41-10; BECOME BOWL ELIGIBLE

 

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October 7, 2017 (Las Vegas) - In the wake of the tragic Las Vegas shootings, the Aztecs and UNLV Rebels hoped to brighten everyone’s spirits with an exciting Mountain West game.  Unfortunately for the Rebels, the Aztecs had winning on their minds, tragedy or no tragedy.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/3: NATIONAL TV?

 

 

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October 3, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football is cruising this season; they're now 5-0 and ready to make their national TV debut for the season on Saturday night against UNLV.   This week, head coach Rocky Long and seniors Quest Truxton (WR) and Trey Lomax (S) sat down with the media at the weekly press conference.

SDSU'S JUWAN WASHINGTON NAMED MW SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Washington led off Saturday’s game with a 96-yard kick return for a touchdown

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October 2, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Juwan Washington has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is the first career weekly award for the sophomore.

NO. 19/21 AZTECS FOOTBALL OUTLASTS NORTHERN ILLINOIS 34-28

 

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October 1, 2017  (San Diego) - No. 19/21 San Diego State moved to 5-0 for the first time since 1975 after earning a hard-fought 34-28 triumph over Northern Illinois Saturday night in front of 35,717 fans at SDCCU Stadium.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 9/26: BRIAN DUTCHER'S FIRST DANCE

 

 

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September 26, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs football opened conference play on Saturday with 28-24 win over the Air Force Falcons.  This week, Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and junior safety Parker Baldwin sat down with the media.  Also this week, the Aztecs had a surprise for us:  new men’s basketball coach Brian Dutcher spoke first.

RASHAAD PENNY EARNS LEAGUE-RECORD FOURTH STRAIGHT MW OFFENSIVE HONOR

 

Penny ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns in SDSU’s win at Air Force

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September 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny became the first player in Mountain West history to be named the offensive player of the week in four consecutive weeks, the league announced Monday.

SDSU FOOTBALL EEKS OUT WIN AGAINST AIR FORCE

 

 

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September 24, 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State football squeezed out a four-point victory Saturday night against Air Force in the cold, windy, rainy weather in Colorado.  With the win, SDSU moves to 4-0 for the first time since 1981.

SDSU'S KAMERON KELLY NAMED BRONKO NAGURSKI NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Kelly led staunch Aztec defense in 20-17 win over No. 19/19 Stanford

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September 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior cornerback Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday. Kelly is just the second Aztec to win the prestigious weekly award and first since Matt McCoy on Sept. 18, 2004.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/19: CONFERENCE TIME

 

 

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September 19, 2017 (San Diego) - With the Pac-12 behind them, SDSU football celebrated two wins against a tough conference and prepared to open Mountain West play against Air Force this Saturday.  Head coach Rocky Long, junior quarterback Christian Chapman and sophomore cornerback Ron Smith took the floor for this week’s press conference.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY AND KAMERON KELLY NAMED MW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Penny wins third straight MW Offensive Player-of-the-Week award; Kelly wins first defensive honor

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September 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior captains Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) and Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) have each been named Mountain West Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Penny was chosen as the MW Offensive Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, while Kelly was chosen as the MW Defensive Player of the Week for the first time of his career.

SDSU FOOTBALL: AZTECS RALLY TO BEAT NO. 19/19 STANFORD 20-17

 

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Photo:  Christian Chapman finished with 187 yards passing in the Aztecs' upset victory over No. 19/19 Stanford.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 17, 2017 (San Diego) - Christian Chapman connected with David Wells on an 8-yard touchdown pass with 54 seconds remaining to lift San Diego State to a thrilling 20-17 come-from-behind victory over No. 19/19 Stanford in front of 43,040 fans Saturday night at San Diego Stadium.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL SWEEPS MW WEEKLY AWARDS

 

Penny becomes first player in MW history to win two weekly awards in same week

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Photo:  Rashaad Penny (pictured) was named both the MW Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, while Noble Hall was the MW Defensive Player of the Week.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 11, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football team swept the Mountain West weekly awards after a 30-20 victory at Arizona State on Saturday, the league announced Monday. Senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) became the first player in MW history to win two of the three awards in a single week, capturing both the offensive and special teams award, while junior Noble Hall (Las Vegas) picked up the MW Defensive Player-of-the-Week award.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/12: 2-0, ANOTHER PAC-12 COMING UP

 

 

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September 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztec football is 2-0 coming into today's press conference with head coach Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and junior defensive lineman Noble Hall.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED WALTER CAMP OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Penny accounted for 353 all-purpose yards in San Diego State’s 30-20 win at Arizona State on Saturday

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September 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named the Walter Camp National FBS Offensive Player of the Week, the Walter Camp Foundation presented by Generation UCAN announced Sunday. He became the first Aztec to ever win the Walter Camp Offensive Player-of-the-Week award and the second on either side of the ball (also linebacker Calvin Munson on Sept. 6, 2015).

PENNY LEADS SDSU FOOTBALL TO 30-20 WIN AT ARIZONA STATE

 

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September 10, 2017 (Tempe, Ariz.) - Rashaad Penny accounted for 353 all-purpose yards and scored three different ways, leading San Diego State to a convincing 30-20 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.

The run-heavy Aztecs (2-0) rolled over the Sun Devils from the start, with Penny bursting through for a 95-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/5: WE WON GAME ONE. NOW WHAT?

 

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September 5, 2017 (San Diego) - With a big win against UC Davis on Saturday under their belt, San Diego State Aztecs football is heading to Arizona this weekend to face Arizona State.  Head coach Rocky Long, junior defensive lineman Noble Hall and senior wide receiver Quest Truxton sat down with the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED MW OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Senior running back earns first career offensive player-of-the-week honor

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September 4, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is the first career league offensive award for the senior, who has twice previously selected as the MW Special Teams Player of the Week.

AZTECS DEFEAT UC DAVIS IN SEASON OPENER

 

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September 2, 2017 (San Diego) - College football is back and the San Diego State Aztecs are the only football team left in San Diego.  This season, they're stepping up to the plate and are ready to #Win22.  Tonight in week 1, they faced UC Davis.

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF DONATIONS TO BE ACCEPTED AT SDSU FOOTBALL GAME

 

The American Red Cross will collect donations in Aztec Village

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August 30, 2017 (San Diego) - The American Red Cross will be on site for San Diego State football’s season opener against UC Davis on Saturday, Sept. 2, collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The American Red Cross will be accepting cash donations in Aztec Village, which is located in parking areas C1/D1 at San Diego Stadium. Aztec Village is open from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/29: FOUR MORE DAYS TILL FOOTBALL...

 

 

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August 29, 2017 (San Diego) - There's just four more days left until the San Diego State Aztecs football team takes the field again and men's soccer is back in town for their home opener.  Men's soccer head coach Lev Kirshner and two seniors, forward Jeroen Meefout and midfielder Thom Van Den Berg, football head coach Rocky Long, senior safety Trey Lomax and junior quarterback Christian Chapman discussed all that and more at this week's press conference.

SDSU FOOTBALL NAMES CAPTAINS FOR 2017 SEASON

 

Penny, Rosales, Kelly and Lomax elected captains for 2017 campaign

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Photo:  2017 Aztec captains (L-to-R) Kameron Kelly, Trey Lomax and Rashaad Penny (Antonio Rosales not pictured) exchanging gifts at MCAS Miramar.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football has named seniors Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.), Antonio Rosales (Tucson, Ariz.), Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) and Trey Lomax (San Diego, Calif.) as its captains for the 2017 campaign.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/17: A NEW SEASON

 

 

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August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - A new Aztecs football and soccer season is upon us and today, head coach Rocky Long and SDSU women's soccer head coach Mike Friesen sat down with the media to give the inside scoop.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED TO THIRD PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 

Penny named a 2017 CBS Sports preseason third-team All-America selection

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August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 CBS Sports Preseason Second-Team All-American as a kick returner, which was announced today on CBSSports.com. It is the third preseason All-America team that Penny has made as a kick returner as he was also a second-team honoree by Phil Steele Magazine and a third-team pick by Athlon Sports.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRACTICE CANCELED DUE TO CHICKEN POX

 

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Today's San Diego State football practice was canceled after an outbreak of chicken pox among some players, ECM news partner 10 News reports.

Three players began showing symptoms on Saturday, SDSU Senior Associate Athletic Director of Communications and Media Mike May told 10 News.

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