Post by The Aztec Panther on Dec 9, 2016 21:55:28 GMT -8
Ugh. 2:35:00 - the play that cost SDSU a chance to win a Bowl with Faulk. I have been a huge T.C. Wright NON fan ever since that play. He likely cost the Aztecs any realistic chance of winning that game with that blunder. We were down, but still had a chance to retake the lead with a good drive. Instead, Tulsa extended their lead and never looked back.
I was sick as a dog that day with the flu. I had a fever of 104 degrees an hour before game time (I had to go to the nurse's station before the game I was so sick - severe body aches, brutal headache, sore throat, and sinus congestion to go along with that raging fever), but I loaded up on ibuprofen and sudafed and was in my seat for the whole game. And to see T.C. Wright make such a boneheaded play on top of that, well - I was OK with being sick since I could be at the first Aztec Bowl Game in over 20 years, but I wasn't OK with watching the game get fumbled away on an obvious situation that called for him to just let the ball go in the first place. That is my worst memory of Aztec football. Being sick just gives going to that game a good feeling (I stuck it out and made it through the whole game, even though Aztec William was willing to skip the game and go home because I was so ridiculously sick), but remembering T.C. Wright mishandling that situation in multiple ways just kills me.
Thank God I was able to go to the first Poinsettia Bowl where the Aztecs beat Navy. At least I was also at the first Aztec Bowl Game WIN since the 60's!
That was a tough one alright. Also, I am thinking you meant to say that the 91 Freedom was your chance to see an Aztec Bowl win for the first time in 20 years, as it had been only 7 years since the 1986 Holiday Bowl (another devastating one).
PS - Has anyone else noticed that its a blow out when we win a Bowl and when we lose, it's a ball-breaker? (with the exception of the Zoob Point bowl a couple years ago)