SDSU junior running back Donnel Pumphrey is returning for his senior season. Courtesy of surfturfandmurph.com
SDSU junior running back Donnel Pumphrey is returning for his senior season. Courtesy of surfturfandmurph.com

San Diego State Football bested Fresno State Friday, defeating the Bulldogs in their own stadium 17-3 for the first time since 1997.

The Aztecs’ record stands at 5-1, the first time they’ve gotten off to such a great start since 1977.

The win – to no one’s surprise – is thanks to Donnel Pumphrey, who ran for 220 yards with two touchdowns. He’s now one TD away from tying Marshall Faulk for the all-time Aztec lead. In addition, he’s passed six people for sole possession of eighth all-time for FBS rushing yards with 5,383.

Pumphrey also had more yards than Fresno’s entire offense; the Bulldogs totaled just 217.

SDSU now has a 13 game winning streak against conference opponents, the longest such stretch in college football. They’ll look to continue that next week against the 1-5 San Jose State Spartans.