Oh Boise! Broncos Bust BCS
Wow, if you didn't watch the Fiesta Bowl, you missed some crazy football. I'll be the first to admit I turned it on for the first time when Oklahoma was going for the deuce to tie with 1:50ish left (I was watching Dexter, which you should rent as soon as it hits DVD). Anyway, like the rest of insomniac America, I was transfixed by the rest of the game. I'll go ahead and get the formalities out of the way. Boise State defeated the Oklahoma Sooner 43-42 in OT after some balls playcalling. That's right, balls doesn't get adverbed, it stands alone.
I'd explain the earlier parts of the game in more detail, but as stated earlier, I wasn't watching. I think I saw a 21-10 score before turning on the TiVo'd finale of Dexter, but I was missing the rest of the game until the end. Either way, Oklahoma got three shots at a 2-point conversion
....And Ian Johnson just proposed to his girlfriend. And she is smoking! (more to come, just getting this up first).....
Anyway, the third time was a charm, as the Sooners knotted it up at 28 with around 2 minutes to go. Boise got the ball, but Jared Zabransky threw a quick pick for 6 (well, 7), and all seemed lost for the Broncos. But Boise marched down the field (although it did seem in peril on a couple of tosses), capping their drive by scoring with 7 seconds left on a hook and ladder play.
In OT, Adrian Peterson, who was fairly quiet for the first half, scored on Oklahoma's first touch, and again Boise was left to crall back. Surviving a couple of 4th downs, Boise scored on a half-back pass from the 4 yard line, and coach Chris Peterson went for the jugular. After a timeout, Boise went for two, and got it as Johnson ran in untouched on the old statue of liberty play.
Incredible playcalling for Peterson, who has yet to lose a game in his coaching career. And now with an OSU loss against Florida, Boise would be the only team standing with no losses. What to do, oh what to do.