San Diego St. accepts bid to 2012 Pointsettia Bowl

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The San Diego St. Aztecs accepted a big to play in their hometown Pointsettia Bowl Monday afternoon. The 9-3 Aztecs will play former Mountain West/Western Athletic Conference foe the Brigham Young Cougars in the bowl on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Quaalcomm Stadium in San Diego.

The Mountain West co-champion San Diego State Aztecs will be staying home for the holidays after accepting an invitation to play the BYU Cougars in the seventh annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. The game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and will be televised on ESPN.

"We are honored to be selected to participate in the 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl," said Aztecs head coach Rocky Long in a press release Monday. "The Poinsettia Bowl is one of the best events I have ever been involved with and it will be a tremendous experience for our student-athletes. Best of all, we will have the opportunity to play in front of our fans and that will make for a great atmosphere on Dec. 20."

SDSU boast the 16th best rushing attack in the Football Bowl Subdivision averaging 229.17 yards per game. Their rushing attack features freshman running back Adam Muema, currently the ranked 17th in the rushing with an average of 112.92 YPG. Senior quarterback Ryan Katz has thrown 13 touchdowns on the season with only four interceptions. He has completed 99 of 163 passing attempts for 1,348 yards. Sophomore Adam Dingwell has thrown eight touchdowns and four interceptions going 71 of 115 for 795 yards for the season.

The Aztecs will be playing in its third consecutive bowl game for the first time in school history. Two seasons ago, San Diego State defeated Navy, 35-14, in its first appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl to earn the Aztecs' first bowl victory since 1969. Last year, the Aztecs lost in the New Orleans Bowl to Louisiana-Lafayette, 32-30, on a last-second field goal.

The game will be the 36th meeting between the Aztecs and the Brigham Young (7-5), who were adversaries both in the MWC and the Western Athletic Conference before that. SDSU has lost five straight in the series, which the Cougars lead, 27-7-1.

San Diego St., which is led by claimed a share of the MWC title by defeating Wyoming, 42-28 on Saturday. The win gave the Aztecs their 19th conference title overall and first since 1998. The seven straight wins is the fifth-longest streak in the country.

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