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|The Aztecs were 32-point underdogs at Ohio State in 2003 and lost despite not allowing an offensive TD.|
A sampling of SDSU's star-crossed search for a signature win:
Iowa 39, SDSU 38 (1986)
SDSU blows a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in the Holiday Bowl and loses on a last-second field goal.
Miami 30, SDSU 28 (1990)
SDSU misses three fourth-quarter field goals. The Hurricanes finish the season ranked No. 3 in the nation.
USC 31, SDSU 31 (1992)
SDSU settles for a tie after missing two field goals in the last minute. Marshall Faulk runs for 220 yards and scores three touchdowns.
USC 24, SDSU 21 (1999)
SDSU, a 23-point underdog, rallies from a 17-0 deficit, but falls short in the last minute.
Ohio State 27, SDSU 12 (2001)
SDSU leads 12-6 at the half, then turns the ball over five times in the second half, including three times in a five-snap sequence.
Arizona State 39, SDSU 28 (2002)
SDSU takes a 22-0 lead, but can't hold off the Sun Devils as Andrew Walter throws four TD passes to Shaun McDonald.
Ohio State 16, SDSU 13 (2003)
Ohio State was to play this game in San Diego. Instead, SDSU sold the game back for $2.4 million and lost to the No. 2 Buckeyes 16-13 despite not allowing an offensive touchdown.
Michigan 24, SDSU 21 (2004)
SDSU opens the playbook to take a 21-14 halftime lead, then goes conservative and misses two field goals.