10/21 TMM: Aztecs face big test on Friday

SDSU Aztecs RB D.J. Pumphrey

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Aztecs Rolling In MW Conference Play – Mighty 1090 (video)
San Diego State has won all three of its Mountain West Conference games so far, and will look to continue that trend Friday night on ESPN2 against Utah State. Jordan Carruth breaks down three things you need to watch for.

Aztecs’ short week concerns Long – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego State plays a home game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday on a short week, while Utah State had an extra day to prepare because it played Friday against Boise State. And SDSU won’t even get that advantage next week when going to Colorado State because the Rams have a bye this week.

Donnell Pumphrey: “We’re Treating Utah St. Like A Conference Championship” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
In addition to previewing Friday night’s game, SDSU Aztecs RB Donnell Pumphrey tells Scott & BR that he has already decided to come back to the team for his senior season next year, in hopes of breaking all of the Aztecs’ rushing record.

Chargers vs. Packers: Reliving the final 4 plays of the game – Bolts from the Blue
Had the San Diego Chargers’ goal line offense come through on one of the final four plays of Sunday’s game, the team would’ve either been heading to overtime or could’ve gone for two for the win. Instead, they failed on all four downs, and this article explains the how and why.

Deciphering Mike McCoy: Consistency And Defense – Mighty 1090
On Monday in his press conference, Mike McCoy gave a hint of insight and opinion, which was more than he’s ever given before. Andrew Burer breaks down what was said, and what Mike McCoy was actually saying.

Cubs add another grim chapter to century of October failure – USA Today
The Chicago Cubs, whose past century of futility has been defined by their ability to blow pennants and critical games in manners that defy explanation, managed to add another episode to their tortured collection.

The Cubs lost 5-2 to the New York Mets, with the go-ahead run scoring on a strikeout that became a wild pitch, a tally that might have all but ended their dream season.

Mets’ Daniel Murphy ties record by homering in 5th straight playoff game – CBS Sports
Daniel Murphy’s five-game playoff homer streak ties him with (former Met) Carlos Beltran of the 2004 Astros for the all-time postseason mark.

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