Saturday, October 24, 2015

Aztecs lead MWC after routing Utah State

QUALCOMM STADIUM (10/23/2015) If this was a preview of the Mountain West Conference title game, the San Diego State Aztecs (5-3, 4-0 MWC) appear to be in championship form after a dominating 48-14 win over the Utah State Aggies (4-3, 3-1 MWC) on Friday night.

Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries while helping the Aztecs score on six straight drives in the first half. Chase Price added to the ground attack with 97 yards and a touchdown.

With the win, SDSU becomes the only undefeated team in Mountain West play. They're also off to their first 4-0 conference start since 1993.

“I think this team has improved tremendously over the last four weeks, on both sides of the ball,” SDSU head coach Rocky Long said. “I think after the second half of the Penn State game, our offensive line got better. You can see the proof now.”

San Diego State drew first blood when Maxwell Smith connected with Oceanside alum Mikah Holder for an 18-yard touchdown.

Two plays later, Alex Barrett's strip sack on Utah State quarterback Kent Myers set up a one-yard QB sneak by Smith.

The Aztec defense finished the game with four forced turnovers.

2015 SDFN Prep Football Rankings (Week 9 Results)

Still Undefeated

#2 Mission Hills (8-0)
Def. Del Norte 56-6

Mission Bay (8-0)
Def. San Diego 37-0

Vincent Memorial (8-0)
Def. Mountain Empire 34-10

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