The best wins of the Rocky Long Era; an Adam Dingwell appreciation tournament (FINALS)

Adam Dingwell started just seven games at quarterback in his San Diego State career. That’s fewer starts than Ryan Katz, Jack Hawley or Riley Smithson, a quarterback I literally just made up. Yet I think it says something that the Texan played a starring role in the two wins you the fans have determined to be the best of the Rocky Long Era.

So let’s all note that, while his career did not exactly have a storybook finish, Dingwell had himself some moments, he did. He beat Boise State on their stupid Mountain Berry Blast flavored field – a win you determined to be bigger than the Cal win. He also engineered an epic comeback/interview against Nevada (seriously watch the clip) – a win you determined to be better than both MWC Championship Games.

I guess you could say he … ding quite well for himself?

Oh, god I’m so sorry.

Check the results of the previous two rounds here and here. The final round starts … now.

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The best wins of the Rocky Long Era; a vitally important elimination tournament (ROUND 2)

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We are on the the Final Four Five in our elimination tournament of best wins of the Rocky Long era. Countless dozens of votes (OK, four dozen) flooded in during the first round, giving us a higher turnout than most A.S. elections. We ended up with three blowouts and a tie! Check out the results here.

As a result of the deadlock, we will now have a three-way cage match between Scared Money Don’t Make No Money and the 2015 and 2016 MWC Championship Games.

In the other semifinal, you most now decide what’s cooler: beating Boise on The Blue or beating Cal at the Q?

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The best wins of the Rocky Long Era; a vitally important elimination tournament (ROUND 1)

 

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San Diego State’s footballing win in the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday marked the 53rd victory in Rocky Long’s six years as head coach of the Aztecs.

Was it his best one yet?

Since we are a society that obsessed with ranking/arguing about anything and everything (and since we are a dumb blog grasping for ideas on a bye week before a bowl game) I decided to put together an Elite 8 tournament of best wins of the Rocky Long era.

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Now that we’ve sobered up, should we be afraid of letdown game DOOM?

In the giddy wake of the Cal* game, I’ve been thinking a lot about the kids that packed the student section at the Q on Saturday. And not in a creepy way!

I really wonder what their perception of Aztecs football is. None of them have ever experienced a season that didn’t end in a bowl berth. A berth in a pre-Christmas trash bowl game, sure, but a bowl berth. The freshmen in the crowd? They now think every game is either a fireworks bonanza or a thrilling Power Five epic.

Let’s just say that’s not a mindset I relate to, exactly.

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