The Mountain West has become the second FBS conference to postpone its football season, punting on the fall with an eye toward playing in the spring.
San Diego State, along with the conference, announced the decision Monday afternoon.
“We were hopeful we could carefully and responsibly conduct competition as originally scheduled with essential protocols in place," Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said. "However, numerous external factors and unknowns outside our control made this difficult decision necessary."
While games and events are postponed, SDSU announced that Aztec teams will still be able to practice and workout in accordance to NCAA rules as well as state, local and campus parameters.
The 12-team Mountain West - like USD's Pioneer Football League - will now look into moving the season to early 2021.
"The Mountain West will begin to explore the feasibility of rescheduling fall sports competition," San Diego State Athletic Director JD Wicker said in a statement. "Including the possibility of those sports competing in the spring."
SDSU will continue to honor its athletes' scholarships while the season is on hold.