It’s getting to the point where we need to remind ourselves not to become numb to this.
Less than two years ago, in the wake of the Aztecs’ 2016 Mountain West Conference Championship Game victory, I spent a week leading up to the bowl game running a silly bracket-style tournament of the best wins of the Rocky Long era (hooray, content!). Have a look at the eight games I chose. The winner of the tournament as selected by you, the fans, was — I shit you not — a regular season win over Nevada.
In the 22 months since, we’ve been thoroughly spoiled with the following:
- A bowl victory over Group of Five darling Houston in which D.J. Pumphrey broke the NCAA rushing record.
- A win on the road at Arizona State in Rashaad Penny’s national coming out party.
- The Stanford blackout.
- ANOTHER win over the Sun Devils, who were ranked this time.
And now this.
A win on The Blue. As a two touchdown dog. With the Aztecs’ starting quarterback, running back and fullback all out with injuries.
THIS IS NOT NORMAL PEOPLE!