ASU adds San Diego State to football schedule

Arizona State and San Diego State University have scheduled a home/home series in football for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, athletic director Lisa Love announced Wednesday.

The games will be played on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe and on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

“It is a pleasure to announce the renewal of a series that was so positive for both ASU and San Diego State University in the past,” Love said. “It is important for us to schedule home/home series with schools that are located in our geographical region. The city of San Diego is a destination that is very popular with our fans. San Diego State is a very nice addition to our future schedules, which already include Notre Dame, LSU, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri and Illinois among others.”

ASU and San Diego State have met 11 times. The Sun Devils hold a 10-0-1 advantage in the series, including a 4-0 record at home. ASU has won seven straight in the series, which dates back to 1934. The two schools tied 27-27 in 1951 in San Diego.

San Diego State went 8-4 in 2010 and will play Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on December 23.