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SDSU FOOTBALL EEKS OUT WIN AGAINST AIR FORCE

 

 

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By Liz Alper

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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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By Liz Alper

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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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Photo:  Rashaad Penny rushed for 197 yards.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

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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By Liz Alper

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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

 

By Liz Alper

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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.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED A PHIL STEELE MAGAZINE PRESEASON SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

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July 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a preseason second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s 2017 College Football Preview magazine as a kick returner.

RASHAAD PENNY EARNS ATHLON SPORTS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA HONOR

 

Penny was previously named a preseason all-MW running back and kick returner by the magazine

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June 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named to the Athlon Sports preseason All-America team, the publication recently announced.

AZTECS LAND 13 ON ATHLON SPORTS PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST TEAM

 

Rashaad Penny named preseason all-MW at both running back and kick returner by the magazine

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Photo:  Quest Truxton (left) and Rashaad Penny (right), pictured with associate head coach/special teams coordinator Bobby Hauck (middle), each were named preseason first-team all-MW by Athlon Sports.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State had 13 football players selected to the Athlon Sports preseason all-Mountain West team, the magazine recently announced. The back-to-back Mountain West champion Aztecs had a league-high 14 selections overall with senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) named to the first team as a running back and a kick returner.

THREE AZTECS SELECTED IN 2017 NFL DRAFT

 

Nico Siragusa, Donnel Pumphrey and Damontae Kazee all selected on final day of draft

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Photo:  Donnel Pumphrey (left), Nico Siragusa (center) and Damontae Kazee (right) were each drafted today.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2017 (Philadelphia) - San Diego State had three players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, which wrapped up Saturday in Philadelphia. Nico Siragusa and Donnel Pumphrey were each picked in the fourth round, while Damontae Kazee was selected early in the fifth round.

AZTECS FOOTBALL: SAN DIEGO STATE DEFEATS FRESNO STATE 17-3

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October 14, 2016 (Fresno) - Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns, surpassing 1,000 yards for the season and moving into the NCAA Top 10 for his career, leading San Diego State to a 17-3 win over Fresno State on Friday night.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/11: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jen Heisel, Assistant Media Relations Director

October 11, 2016 (San Diego) - The Aztecs are traveling to Fresno State this Friday for a game under the Friday night lights, just like in high school, for the Battle of the Oil Can.  Coach Rocky Long, quarterback Christian Chapman, cornerback Derek Babiash and tight end David Wells spoke at today's press conference.

SDSU FOOTBALL: AZTECS BLOW OUT UNLV IN FIRST WEEK OF MOUNTAIN WEST PLAY

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October 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Donnel Pumphrey had 198 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, Rashaad Penny added 160 scrimmage yards and two TDs, and San Diego State beat UNLV 26-7 on Saturday night.

Pumphrey ran 31 times for 141 yards and caught seven passes for 57 yards. His 26th career 100-yard rushing game tied DonTrell Moore (New Mexico, 2002-05) for the Mountain West Conference record.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/27: GOING DOWN SOUTH

 

By Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jamie McConeghy, Assistant Athletic Director

September 27, 2016 (San Diego) - With the bye week over, it's back to football.  The Aztecs travel to Alabama to take on South Alabama on Saturday and head coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman and senior defensive end Kyle Kelley talked with the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU FOOTBALL: DONNEL PUMPHREY NAMED MAXWELL AWARD PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Pumphrey ran for 281 yards and three touchdowns in Aztecs’ 45-40 win over Cal

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September 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State football’s Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas) has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week, the Maxwell Football Club announced Thursday.

SDSU FOOTBALL: MUNSON NAMED LOTT IMPACT PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

This is Munson’s second-career Lott IMPACT Player of the Week honor

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September 13, 2016 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - San Diego State senior linebacker Calvin Munson has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced today. In recognition of Munson’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at SDSU.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S DONNEL PUMPHREY AND RASHAAD PENNY WIN MOUNTAIN WEST WEEKLY HONORS

 

Pumphrey (offensive) and Penny (special teams) earn MW weekly accolades

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Photo: Rashaad Penny (left) and Donnel Pumphrey via goaztecs.com

September 12, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State football players Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) have each been named Mountain West Players of the Week, the league announced today. Pumphrey was chosen as the MW Offensive Player of the Week, while Penny garnered MW Special Teams Player-of-the-Week accolades.

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