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2016 Schedule
3-0, 1st in MW - West

Winning streak is second only to Bama

San Diego State's 13th straight win dating back to last season, a 42-28 victory at Northern Illinois, ranks second only behind Alabama's active streak of 15. Eliminator

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Pumphrey added to Heisman Watch

Donnel Pumphrey has rushed for over 200 yards in wins over Cal and Northern Illinois in the past two weeks. He leads the nation with 199.7 rushing yards per game. Heisman Watch

Path to the Heisman Trophy (0:53)

Aztecs make their way into rankings

San Diego State debuts at No. 24 in ESPN's Power Rankings in Week 3 after beating Northern Illinois 42-28 to improve to 3-0. The Aztecs have a dark-horse Heisman candidate in RB Donnel Pumphrey and are waiting in the wings if Houston falters for a New Year's Six berth. Power Rankings

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Is Pumphrey best college RB?

At the start of the season, LSU's Leonard Fournette was one of the hot names in regard to running backs. While Fournette is still a dominant talent, San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey is posting otherworldly numbers every week. McGee: Flipping the field

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Early national leaders in all-purpose yardage per game: Christian McCaffrey (235) and San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey (222).

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Pumphrey San Diego State's star

Donnel Pumphrey had his second straight 200 yard game and set the Mountain West Conference record with his 52nd career touchdown. He's an under-the-radar Heisman Candidate after Week 3. GameDay Final

Cardinals, Aggies each vault 7 spots in AP Top 25 (0:55)
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Week 3 Power Rankings: Welcome to the party, Louisville

Sure, Week 3 didn't end up rebooting our top 25 very much. But look closely and you'll see the Power Rankings ripple effects of Saturday's most shocking result: Louisville 63, Florida State 20.

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Week 4 Power Rankings: Welcome, Wisconsin

The top five in our Power Rankings avoided trouble, but there is a new name in the top 10 after Wisconsin busted up the Big Ten "big three" talk by taking down Michigan State.

Pumphrey's 79-yard TD seals San Diego State win (0:29)

San Diego State beats Northern Illinois 42-28

Donnel Pumphrey ran for three touchdowns and Christian Chapman threw for three more as San Diego State won its 13th consecutive game, beating Northern Illinois 42-28 on Saturday.

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Donnel Pumphrey deserves more hype

The Aztecs may be CFP longshots, but Mark Schlabach says it may be time to add RB Donnel Pumphrey to the list of Heisman Trophy candidates. His 281 rushing yards and three TDs helped defeat Cal. In the process, he passed Marshall Faulk to become San Diego State's all-time rushing leader. Eliminator

Aztecs made statement with win over Cal

Last week, Ryan McGee told you to keep an eye on the SDSU game against Cal -- and the matchup didn't disappoint. The Aztecs won a close one, 45-40, to extend the nation's second-longest winning streak to a dozen games. McGee: Flipping the field

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

In its only game against a Power 5 opponent in the regular season, the San Diego State Aztecs made a huge statement with a 45-40 win over California. It was very much the Donnel Pumphrey show, as SDSU's running back surpassed Marshall Faulk to become the school's all-time rushing leader (4,651 yards). Pumphrey gutted the California defense for 281 rushing yards and three touchdowns (the fifth best rushing performance in school history) while the Aztecs turned three Cal turnovers into 21 points. The Bears, who have given up more than 600 yards on the ground in their first two games, host Texas next week. Cal made it interesting late, recovering an onside kick with less than a minute to play and a chance to pull out a win. But SDSU's Damontae Kazee intercepted Cal's Davis Webb (5TDs, 3ints) with nine seconds left.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego State 45, Cal 40 -- the Pac-12 loses two games to Mountain West competition tonight in narrow fashion.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal is hanging on by a thread -- but they're alive after an onside kick recovery and a fourth down conversion. The game will be decided in the next 23 seconds.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal recovers an onside kick -- they have a chance to beat San Diego State in miraculous fashion. It's 45-40 Aztecs.

Team Stats

Passing Yards182.0104th
Rushing Yards260.712th
Points For39.336th
Points Against22.748th