Dec 4, 2011 8:42 PM by Travis Webb
As we first told you on our KATC Sports Facebook page, San Diego State accepted an invitation to face Louisiana in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 17th. While the Cajuns make their first bowl appearance in 41 years, the Aztecs make their 2nd consecutive postseason after defeating Navy last year in the Poinsettia Bowl.
San Diego State is affiliated with the Mountain West Conference and will head into New Orleans with an identical 8-4 record as UL. The Aztecs only losses this season are to BCS Bound Michigan, TCU, Boise State and Wyoming. All are bowl participants. Ryan Lindley leads the SDSU offense and is 2nd in virtually every school passing category. He is complimented by Ronnie Hillman, the nation's 3rd leading rusher. The defense is spearheaded by Miles Burris who ranks 8th in the country in tackles for loss.