San Diego, California - The San Diego State football team will play host to Sacramento State on Sept. 5, 2020 at Qualcomm Stadium, the two schools announced today.
It is the second game officially on the 2020 schedule for the Aztecs, who are also slated to host UCLA on Sept. 19. With the announcement, SDSU will host its opener in five of the next six seasons from 2017-22, including Sept. 2, 2017 vs. UC Davis, Aug. 31, 2019 vs. Weber State, Sept. 5, 2020 vs. Sacramento State, Sept. 4, 2021 vs. New Mexico State and Sept. 3, 2022 vs. Arizona. The lone exception is a Sept. 1, 2018 contest at Stanford.
The Hornets are currently 0-3 to start the season, including a 31-3 loss to fellow Mountain West foe Fresno State on Sept. 10. Amazingly, the 2020 game will be the first meeting for the two teams who are separated by just over 500 miles.
San Diego State, currently ranked 22nd in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2011 and for just the second time in the last 35 seasons. The Aztecs, who are coming off their first unbeaten September since the 1981 squad went 2-0, have won 13 consecutive games, outscoring the opposition, 482-189 (37.1-14.5) over the streak. It is the second-longest active win streak in the nation behind the defending national champion Alabama (15) and is the longest in school history since a 21-game streak from 1968-70. Eleven of the 13 SDSU wins during the streak have come by at least 14 points.
San Diego State has a bye this week and is back in action Oct. 1 against South Alabama at 7 p.m. CT (5 p.m. PT) in Mobile, Ala.