By Chadd Cripe
ESPN aired part of its interview with Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman on Tuesday. The rest is scheduled to air during the 4 p.m. “SportsCenter” on Wednesday.
Brotzman has turned down all interview requests except for the one with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi.
Brotzman missed two field goals Friday — he pushed wide right the 26-yarder that would have won the game on the last play of regulation and hooked wide left a 29-yarder in overtime. Nevada won 34-31 when its kicker made an overtime field goal.
“It was devastating,” Brotzman told ESPN. “It was a pretty sick feeling just knowing you could have ended it 15 minutes before that and it would have been a whole different outcome.”
The all-time leading scorer in WAC and Boise State history said he overcorrected on the second kick.
“I think I thought about that last kick a little bit too much,” he said. “To be honest, I think that was still in the back of my mind and I think I overcorrected too much. I didn’t want to fail again so I think I tried to do too much with everything instead of just keeping with the same routine I’ve been doing all season long.”