Sunday, September 19, 2010

San Diego Curse alive and well in SDSU chokejob

This is honestly getting ridiculous.  San Diego State, a football program that hasn't been to a Bowl Game since 1998, and a team who is lucky to get 20,000 for a game, was just a few minutes away from a statement game for beleaguered program.  A win, on the road, versus a decent Missouri team.  The least successful program in the Mountain West could upset a team from the Big 12.  San Diego State had a 24-20 lead with 72 seconds.  Then they realized they were from San Diego.

Missouri receiver T.J. Moe turned a harmless little 7 yard out pass, and turned it into 68 yard, backbreaking touchdown that showed once again, that San Diego teams just can't get over the hump.

Of course the optimist would say that the Aztecs are 2-1, and have a very winnable game next week at home, against Utah State.  The Aztecs defense shut down the Missouri running game, allowing just 89 yards on the ground.  The defense had two interceptions, and overall played well.  Ronnie Hillman looked like the next Marshall Faulk, scoring on runs of 93 and 75, and he finished with 228 yards on 23 carries.  All kinds of positive things to take away, right.

Well, Ryan Lindley, the Aztecs Quarterback was brutal, and threw an interception at the goal line, when SDSU had an opportunity to punch in a score, after a Missouri fumble.  The defense couldn't hold it in the end, in front of the 7 people in San Diego that could actually watch the game.  San Diego fans are again left wondering what could have been.  Add Missouri to list of teams that SDSU could have beaten:  Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame.  Close, but no cigar when the dust settles.

San Diego, the home of beautiful beaches, hot chicks, and mediocre sports teams.  The curse lives on.  

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