San Diego, CA- San Diego State Aztecs ran over UNLV 34-17 Saturday night in their Mountain West Conference opener. Sophomore running back Donnel Pumphrey dominated the Rebels and rushed for a career-high tying 167 yards and all four of the San Diego State Aztecs touchdowns.
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The San Diego State Aztecs (2-2, 1-0 MW) were looking to rebound from their rough loss 28-7 loss to the Oregon State Beavers last week.
The Rebels scored the games first points on a 22-yard field goal by Jonathan Leiva to give them the early 3-0 lead.
Donnel Pumphrey then scored his first touchdown on a 71 yard run to give the Aztecs a 7-3 lead in the 1st quarter.
The Aztecs would regain the lead on Donnel Pumphrey’s 2nd touchdown, a 1 yard run to give the Aztecs back the lead 14-10. The Aztecs would score 17 unanswered points end the game including two more touchdowns by Donnel Pumphrey.
Donnel Pumphrey would extend the Aztecs lead to 21-10 midway through the 3rd quarter with a 3 yard run for his 3rd touchdown of the game. Donnel Pumphrey would tack on his 4th touchdown of the game with a 1 yard run to extend the Aztecs lead to 28-10 heading into the half.
The Aztecs would tack on a 24-yard field goal and 31-yard field goal by Donny Hageman in the 2nd half as the Aztecs defeat the Rebels 34-17.
The four rushing touchdowns by Donnel Pumphrey tonight are the most by an Aztec player since Adam Muema scored four touchdowns vs. Wyoming in November 2012.