San Diego, CA- Donnel Pumphrey put the Aztecs ahead for good to end the 3rd quarter with a 93 yard touchdown run to extend the Aztecs lead to 24-14.
Chase Price opened the second half with a 27-yard touchdown run to extend the Aztecs lead to 17-7 to begin the 3rd quarter.
San Diego State Aztecs lead the New Mexico Lobos 10-7 at the half. Sophomore running back Donnel Pumphrey dominated the Lobos in the first half and rushed for 119 yards and the San Diego State Aztecs only touchdown.
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The San Diego State Aztecs (2-3, 1-1 MW) were looking to rebound from their rough loss to Fresno State last week.
The Aztecs ran all over the Lobos on their first drive of the game, advancing all the way to the Lobos 8 yard line. Unfortunately the Aztecs were unable to punch it into the endzone and settled for a 25 yard field goal by Donny Hageman to give them the early 3-0 lead.
Donnel Pumphrey then scored his first touchdown on a 49 yard run to extend the Aztecs to 10-0 in the 2nd quarter.
Here are some game notes on Donnel Pumphrey by San Diego State Aztecs Assistant Media Relations Director Jamie McConeghy:
- San Diego State Aztecs are 7-3 over his career when Donnel Pumphrey has at least one rushing touchdown.
- San Diego State Aztecs Donnel Pumphrey is over 100 yards rushing for the fourth time this year & seventh of his career.
- San Diego State Aztecs Donnel Pumphrey now has 7 100-yard rushing games in 19 career games. That’s tied for 13th all-time.
- San Diego State Aztecs is 2-1 this year and 15-3 in the Rocky Long era when leading at the half.