Jan 02 2007

2007 Fiesta Bowl: Boise vs. Oklahoma


This game will be the evidence for the most argued debate in college football, elimination style playoff games. After a shocking ending at the end of the game with Boise beating Oklahoma 42-41, Boise would like their chance at the national title but with the current structure, that will not happen. “We went 13-0 and beat everyone on our schedule,” said quarterback Jared Zabransky, selected the offensive MVP after completing 19 of 29 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns. “We deserve a chance at the national title.”

Boise State blew an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter, then twice rallied from seven-point deficits. In one of the most amazing endings in College Football this went into overtime. With 18 seconds left in the game with Boise down by a TD and 4th down and 18, they threw the ball and then reverse lateraled it and they ran it into the end zone.

Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson opened the overtime with a 25-yard touchdown run. It may have been the final college play for Peterson. The Broncos answered with Vinny Perretta’s fourth-down touchdown pass to Derek Schouman. With Boise State down by a point, Petersen decided to go for the victory. On the decisive play, Zabransky looked at three wide receivers to his right, then handed the ball behind his back to tailback Ian Johnson, who raced untouched into the end zone.

Moments after the game while doing an interview with tailback Ian Johnson, who won the game, asked his girlfriend Broncos head cheerleader Chrissy Popadics to marry him on National Television. No pressure Chrissy.

Congratulations to Chris Petersen and the rest of the Boise State Broncos on winning the 2007 Fiesta Bowl
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