Attendance Truth: Northern Illinois eye gouge edition

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The litness aftermath of Tariq Thompson’s pick six.

With the Chargers gone and Mission Valley up for grabs, it seems everybody is suddenly *keenly* interested in San Diego State’s football attendance. Trouble is, that number has always been kind of tough to pin down. The official count is a tickets-distributed figure, and that often doesn’t jibe with the butts in seats. THE HATERZ on the other hand have it on good authority that literally zero people have ever attended an Aztecs football game. We’re here to find the truth, people.

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September 30, 2017: SDSU vs. Northern Illinois University. The Eye Gouge Game. Read the recap.

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GAME RECAP: Aztecs fend off UC Davis, heatstroke in perfectly forgettable opener

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The dawn of the                         STADIUM era of San Diego State football has been ushered in with a mundane, forgettable win. The Aztecs drubbed UC Davis 38-17 Saturday night, modestly rewarding the 46,132 fans who sweltered through a nasty, sticky, stagnant night on the promise of fireworks.

Given the larger context of the season it’s tempting to place outsized significance on this game, but I’m not going to. Even with the Chargers off fighting for Lawndale/Bellflower/City of Industry, San Diego was never going to become an Aztecs town overnight. And frankly, no victory over an FCS team is going to make any former Aztecs agnostics get “ONE CITY. ONE TEAM.” tattooed on their necks.

Still, SDSU put its best foot forward in a season that could start some people on the conversion process. It was a good win and we should be happy about that.

We should also be happy to be indoors, with the air conditioning running at full blast.

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