Aztecs roll to Las Vegas Bowl win, challenge everything we thought we knew about being SDSU fans

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Image by Tony White, K30 staff photographer.

I couldn’t sit down to write this right away.

I sat on the couch at lemonverbena‘s pad for about an hour, re-watching highlights and trying to convince myself that what we’d watched in real time wasn’t some sort of mirage conjured by the windswept Nevada desert. As I drove home, past the crowds of Santa-hat wearing revelers packing trendy North Park watering holes, I still couldn’t shake the feeling of disbelief.

San Diego State had a moment to shine in the national spotlight today. It responded by shrugging off an early gut punch to blast one of the most hyped college football teams of 2016 into the stratosphere.

Oh, and the best Aztec football player in a generation broke a hallowed record and got drooled over on national network television. That happened too.

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The 21 most awesome things about #Won21

 

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The San Diego State Aztecs football team won its 21st conference championship on Saturday with a thrilling 27-24 win over the Wyoming Cowboys. That seems like a lot!

Now, I may be mistaken, but I believe about 17 of those 21 championships occurred when SDSU was in a league with Patrick Henry High School and the Camp Pendleton Marines, but who cares? Banners are banners so let’s bask in some glory.

Here are the 21 most awesome things about the Aztecs clinching their 21st title.

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AZTECS WIN, DON’T LOSE, ARE CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN

THAT WAS AWESOME.

Last week against Colorado State, the Aztecs came out and sank into the storm-drenched Qualcomm Stadium turf. Maybe it was a hangover from the loss at WYO the week prior, maybe they weren’t physically ready for bad weather at home, maybe it was demoralizing to come out on Senior Night to a sparse crowd huddling under the eaves.

Whatever it was, they got thoroughly destroyed by the Rams. AKH and myself left in the 3rd quarter, something I’ve never done before, driving home bewildered and trying to piece together what happened to the season that once carried such lofty hopes.

It was hard to imagine that this Instant Classic and a 2nd straight Mountain West championship were coming a week later in Laramie. And yet here we are. For all its heartbreaks, this San Diego State football team is one of the most successful in school history.

SDSU 27, WYO 24. Back-to-back conference champs.

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AZTECS BEAT CAL! Road to Destiny Paved with Bricks of Sunshine

Unreal.

THEY DID IT. San Diego State won a spellbinding, historic, classic Aztecs thriller over Cal that did NOT end in classic Aztecs tragedy. What was achieved:

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