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Bowl Week Highlights

The Aztecs fell short against the Cougars, but the Poinsettia Bowl capped a great week of team bonding and celebrations around San Diego.
The Aztecs took on the BYU Cougars in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Ernie Anderson.
The Aztecs took on the BYU Cougars in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Ernie Anderson.

Bowl Week Highlights

A dolphin puts on a show for Aztecs at SeaWorld's Dolphin Point.
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The Aztecs fought for victory, playing a tough game against Brigham Young University at the eighth annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.  

Thursday night’s game turned out to be a loss for San Diego State. The final score: 23-6 in the Cougars favor.

But the face-off ended on the heels of a great week, filled with Aztec team bonding and celebrations around San Diego.

Bowl week events

Team Day at SeaWorld
Monday, Dec. 17
SeaWorld Adventure Park

Aztecs watched a dolphin show and went on roller coaster rides.

Team Day at the San Diego Zoo
Tuesday, Dec. 18
San Diego Zoo

The team enjoyed the park and took photos with some of the zoo animals.

Make-A-Wish Night
Tuesday, Dec. 18 — 4 p.m.
Omni Hotel Gallery 3
675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The players met with Make-A-Wish children and gave them Aztec souvenirs and memorabilia.

Poinsettia Bowl March of the Gaslamp
Sponsored by Westfield Horton Plaza

Tuesday, Dec. 18 — 6 p.m.
5th and Market, Downtown San Diego

Both university bands marched through the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter playing seasonal music and then met at 5th & Market for a spirited Battle of the Bands!

Head Coaches' Press Conference
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Omni Hotel
675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Poinsettia Bowl Team Luncheon
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — 12 p.m.
USS Midway Museum
Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

This luncheon was attended by both teams and fans. The SDSU marching band, cheerleaders and dance team were aboard too. Battle of the Bands took place on the flight deck.

8th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 20
Kickoff - 5 p.m. on ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium

All photos by Ernie Anderson.

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