Excuse Florida State if its celebration for setting the NCAA record for consecutive bowl appearances is a bit muted. No one in Tallahassee is happy about the way this season turned out, not with the Seminoles’ hopes for making the College Football Playoff dashed by October, coach Jimbo Fisher bolting last week and having to win a rescheduled game against Louisiana-Monroe just to achieve the requisite six victories for bowl eligibility. Down in Las Cruces, New Mexico, however, they’re partying like it’s 1960. That’s how long it’s been since the Aggies have played in the postseason. The nation’s longest bowl drought ended Sunday when New Mexico State (6-6) accepted an invitation to play Utah State (6-6) in the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 29. It just so happens Utah State was the same opponent that New Mexico State beat in the 1960 Sun Bowl to finish a perfect season. “I assume that bowl game in 1960 was in November or December, so I’m confident Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the United States,” athletic director Mario Moccia said. “That puts it in an historical context, doesn’t it?” The bowl-clinching win Saturday didn’t lack for dramatic flair. New Mexico State trailed South Alabama 17-16 at home in the fourth quarter before Connor Cramer led a 15-play, 83-yard drive he finished with a short pass to Tyler Rogers in the back of the end zone with 32 seconds left. “It’s providence,” Moccia said. The 22-17 victory came in front of 26,268, the biggest crowd in years. “I’ve never seen so many people crying out of joy,” Moccia said. “They didn’t think it was going to happen here. We’re a low-resourced institution and in a geographical area that doesn’t produce many (college) football players. “It’s akin to the Chicago Cubs. There was such a release of emotion after the game. It was a tremendous day for the long-suffering Aggie fans.” New Mexico State actually was bowl-eligible after going 7-5 in 2002, but it didn’t receive an invitation. The drought-breaking bid came in the Aggies’ final season in the Sun Belt Conference. They’ll be an independent starting next year. Moccia said there never was a doubt Doug Martin-coached New Mexico State would accept an invitation even