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Aztecs fall to Hawaii, miss out on Mountain West championship game

With eight seconds and timeout left, redshirt freshman kicker Matt Araiza had the chance to send the game into overtime by making a potential career-high 48-yard field goal attempt.

The Aztecs could have run another play to move the ball closer to the end zone, but they elected to kick the field goal then and there.

His first try? Wide right.

But wait.

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich called a timeout.

Araiza had the chance to redeem himself, but his second attempt was the same result as the first.

Every season, San Diego State football’s goal is to reach and win the Mountain West championship game.