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Sign on San Diego:
It’s not exactly home away from home for San Diego State. But New Orleans still has a peculiar way of providing the program with all the nourishment it needs for big-time growth.
BEST OF MAXIM
Under first-year head coach Rocky Long - who was promoted from defensive coordinator when Brady Hoke left after last season to coach Michigan - San Diego State's defense has allowed opposing offenses no more than one second-half touchdown in all 12 of its 2011 games.
There will be a number of skill position players on display today today, Saturday, December 17, 2011, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl who are likely to go on and play in the NFL.
TEAM NOTES * San Diego State finished its season with a 8-5 mark ... It is just the second time SDSU has won eight games in a single campaign in the last 15 years ... The Aztecs are now 5-5 all-time in bowl games.
Abel Perez has accumulated 44 extra-point conversions to go with five field goals and 24 touchbacks this season for the SDSU Aztecs.
The San Diego State swim team record a 147-113 win over visiting Cal Poly Saturday afternoon at the Aztec Aquaplex. Aztec swimmers captured 11 of the 14 events as Australian Kelly Marquenie turned in a pair of times qualifying her for her country's 2012 Olympic Trials.
San Diego State received a career game from junior center Malia Nahinu and three Aztecs scored in double figures to lead SDSU to a 76-57 victory over UC Irvine at Bren Events Center. The win lifts San Diego State's record to 5-4, while the Anteaters fall to 4-6.
Five things to watch when San Diego State plays Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.
San Diego State finished its season with a 8-5 mark ... It is just the second time SDSU has won eight games in a single campaign in the last 15 years (also last year) ... The Aztecs are now 5-5 all-time in bowl games.
San Diego State will square off against Cal Poly on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Aztec Aquaplex. The meet will use the Long Course format with all races competed in meters rather than yards.
Expectations in college football can be cruel sometimes.
Case in point is San Diego State, from last year to this year.