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Poinsettia Bowl: San Diego State vs Navy

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San Diego State will finally be playing a bowl game when they play against the Navy Midshipmen on Thursday night in the Poinsettia Bowl. When the Aztecs suit up to play at Qualcomm Stadium it will be the first time that the team has been to a bowl game since 1998.

The Aztecs finished 8-4 on the season and have had a remarkable season with some big victories. The resurgence is a good thing for this proud football program but in preparing for the big game, they aren’t talking about it.

San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke rarely let’s his players speak with the media and that is the same for the Poinsettia Bowl. Hoke will not let his players speak after practice and only a few will be available for the media day. Hoke hopes that this will allow his players to focus on the opposition and prepare them for the challenges that Navy has to offer. One of the biggest weapons they will have to be concerned with is Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs. The record setting senior will play his final game as part of the Midshipmen and is being considered as one of the best to play under center.

His Records are endless starting with his 27 rushing touchdowns last year, the most by a quarterback in a single season in NCAA history and a record he achieved while playing six games with a cracked kneecap, displaying his toughness. There's his 40 rushing touchdowns over two seasons, also an NCAA record. His 48 total touchdowns are the most in Navy history, as are his 290 points. His records are so lofty and distinguished that he is being compared to the legendary Roger Staubach.

The Aztecs will have to play physical football if they hope to stop Dobbs and a rushing attack that was among one of the best in the country.

The Aztecs ended the season with a big win and in the past that has been tough to recover from. The Aztecs are 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games following a win of more than 20 points and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The Midshipmen are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games in December and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0. Navy is too tough and physical for the Aztecs and the wrong team is favored in this game.

BTB's Pick: Navy +5


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Poinsettia Bowl Results
Date
Won
Pts.
Lost
Pts.
12/22/05
Navy
51
Colorado State
30
12/19/06
TCU
37
Northern Illinois
7
12/20/07
Utah
35
Navy
32
12/23/08
TCU
17
Boise State
16
12/23/09
Utah
37
California
27

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