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Aztecs looking for program’s 17th bowl appearance


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October 21, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State became bowl eligible for the ninth consecutive season after beating San José State, 16-13, Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium.

One of 17 teams nationally to play in a bowl game each of the last eight seasons (2010-17) and one of just two programs from a Group of 5 Conference to make eight straight bowl games, the Aztecs (6-1, 3-0 MW) are eligible to compete in nine bowl games, including the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 29 and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 1.

Below is a list of the eight bowl games in which SDSU is eligible to compete:

Date---Bowl Game---Location---Conference Tie-Ins

Dec. 15---New Mexico Bowl---Albuquerque, N.M.---MW/C-USA

Dec. 15---Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl---Las Vegas---MW/Pac-12

Dec. 21---Famous Idaho Potato Bowl---Boise, Idaho---MW/MAC

Dec. 22---Hawai'i Bowl---Honolulu---MW/American

Dec. 26---Cheez-It Bowl^---Phoenix---Big 12/Pac-12

Dec. 29---Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl* ---Atlanta---At-large/At-large

Dec. 29---NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl---Tucson, Ariz.---MW/Sun Belt

Dec. 31---Redbox Bowl^---Santa Clara, Calif.---Big Ten/Pac-12

Jan. 1---PlayStation Fiesta Bowl*---Glendale, Ariz.---At-large/At-large

* New Year's Six bowl game

^ Backup bowls for Mountain West

Receiving votes in the latest AP poll and the Amway Coaches Poll, San Diego State has won six consecutive games since falling in the opener at No. 13/13 Stanford. The Aztecs are one of just four teams to have at least a six-game winning streak in each of the last four seasons (2015-18) (also Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State).

SDSU plays at Nevada (4-4, 2-2 MW) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Reno, Nev.

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