The San Diego State football team is pretty new to this winning thing, and also extremely new to winning -- or in the case of 2012 sharing -- conference titles. The Aztecs used to be a joke of football program and their biggest claim to fame was the amazing career that Marshall Faulk had back in the early 1990s.
Now, the Aztecs have rattled off three straight winning seasons and are a team to be reckoned with come this fall. With the team playing much better of late that just means expectations and goals will be that much higher.
At Mountain West media days the goals of San Diego State for 2013 were revealed, and they have BCS aspirations:
"This year's team has higher expectations than last year's team had," said senior safety Nat Berhe, adding that the team hopes to repeat as Mountain West champions.
"I think we also see ourselves in the bigger realm of things in the BCS," Berhe said. "Getting into one of those games. I think we have enough talent to win every game. So it's just up to us."
Winning a conference title is a very respectable and reasonable goal for San Diego State to claim, but saying they want to go to the BCS proves that the team is on the rise to the next level. If the Aztecs do win the Mountain West they will have a very good chance to head to a big money bowl game, and history backs them up on that over the past decade.
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