SDSU Football-Stanford Game Moved to Aug. 31
Jan. 29, 2018
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State and Stanford have agreed to move its 2018 football opener up one day to Friday, Aug. 31, the two schools announced Monday. The Aztecs and Cardinal were originally scheduled to play Saturday, Sept. 1 in Palo Alto, Calif.
SDSU is coming off a 20-17 victory over then No. 19 Stanford last season (Sept. 16, 2017). That was San Diego State’s first nationally ranked non-conference victory since beating No. 12 Iowa State on Oct. 10, 1981.
The Aztecs have won three straight games against teams from the Pac-12 Conference for the first time since defeating Oregon State (1972 and 1975) and Arizona (1979) in the 1970s.
SDSU finished 10-3 in 2017 for their school-record third straight double-digit winning campaign. San Diego State is one of just seven schools in the nation to win at least 10 games in three consecutive seasons (also Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin).
The Cardinal finished 9-5 last year, including a 7-2 mark in the Pac-12 North and a spot in the Pac-12 championship game.
The Aztecs’ non-conference slate now includes games at Stanford (Aug. 31), and home contests with Sacramento State (Sept. 8), Arizona State (Sept. 15) and Eastern Michigan (Sept. 22). SDSU is also scheduled to play Mountain West home games against Air Force, Hawai’i, San José State and UNLV, and MW road contests at Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada and New Mexico.
Additional game dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks.