MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 (final)

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

First quarter

BSU — Doug Martin 100 kickoff return (Michael Frisina kick), 14:45. Boise State 7, Arizona State 0

BSU — Tyler Shoemaker 14 pass from Kellen Moore (Frisina kick), 4:36. Key play: Moore converted second-and-11 and third-and-12 on completions to Mitch Burroughs that covered 13 and 14 yards. Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:00. Boise State 14, Arizona State 0

Second quarter

BSU — Matt Miller 2 pass from Moore (Frisina kick), 12:03. Key play: Kirby Moore made a sliding, 18-yard catch in traffic over the middle and Martin dragged defenders on a 21-yard run. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:29. Boise State 21, Arizona State 0

ASU — Alex Garoutte 32 field goal, 5:44. Key play: Gerell Robinson made catches of 17 and 13 yards, with the latter coming on third-and-7. Drive: 12 plays, 66 yards, 3:50. Boise State 21, Arizona State 3

BSU — Kyle Efaw 5 pass from Matt Miller (Frisina kick), :43. Key play: On fourth-and-5 at the 12, Miller made a 7-yard catch on a pass from Kellen Moore. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 4:53. Boise State 28, Arizona State 3

Third Quarter

ASU — Rashad Ross 98 kickoff return (Garoutte kick), 14:45. Boise State 28, Arizona State 10

BSU — Jamar Taylor 100 interception return (Frisina kick), 6:52. Boise State 35, Arizona State 10

Fourth quarter

BSU — D.J. Harper 4 run (Frisina kick), 14:55. Key play: Moore completed passes on five straight plays, including a 25-yarder to Burroughs and a 20-yarder to Miller. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:32. Boise State 42, Arizona State 10

Pregame notes

LAS VEGAS — Boise State sophomore tight end Gabe Linehan is not expected to play in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Thursday night against Arizona State. Linehan has a right arm injury and is not dressed out for the game. During pregame warm-ups, Linehan was not wearing his game pants.

Linehan has 23 catches for 252 yards and five touchdowns. Linehan is considered a co-starter at tight end with senior Kyle Efaw.

Cornerback Ebo Makinde (hamstring) is not dressed out for the Broncos. Cornerback Jamar Taylor is expected to start.

• Boise State will wear blue pants, blue jerseys and blue Pro Combat helmets.

Links

If you want to do some pregame reading on the Broncos:

• It's the end of a magical era for Boise State, writes Pat Forde.

• Kellen Moore has nothing left to prove, writes ESPN's Ivan Maisel.

• Colleague Chadd Cripe wrote an excellent story on Moore and his place in college football history.

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Ω Yes!

Can't ask for anything better than that!

Perfect start.

Agreed

Razor, Merry Christmas to you and the rest of the contributors to this discussion board.
It's been another rocking year for the Broncos and their fans...and ahem..others..
Best wishes to all and a Happy New Year.

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Ω Onin2

Quit staying away so long.

We need ya around here.

Happy holidays to you, as well.

onin2

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VNDL
BAA Member 63799

Congrads Boise....This Bronco Team reminds me of the

1982-1986 Vandals....

ugs

You meant ASU, right? All the cheap shots and Denny on the sidelines. Sounds about right.

JL....No I meant the Vandals....and I saw

more cheap shots by the other team and not ASU....also, too bad ref didnt see obvious Time-out....

Lastly, excellent job to Boise State Football....you decimated a credible 6-6 team and showed the world you are #1....

I hope the Rams get Moore....

The timeout didn't change the outcome.

As far as playing a 6-6 team, do you think Boise State wanted to play them? They can only play who is set before them. This time, the Bowl Games scr*wed BSU over. It's not like the Broncos campaigned for this opponent.

RMS....

The outcome of ref obviously not looking and replay officials not caring can affect outcome....that was a 14 point swing....

On Boise and BCS....I totally agree....two years in row now, the Broncos, whom I think can beat anyone, was regulated to a lesser Bowl....the Broncos can play with any team in USA and win....

Boise needs to accept what Coach Pete wants....Boise is there....

ugly

Shut-up

Just this once......

BSU4342....Ugly cannot shut up?

We must ALL rejoice....the entire State of Idaho because Broncos represent our State now....

I have oly's in both hands....sorry dude....Ugly is partying !!!!

B43S42U

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VNDL
BAA Member 63799

The 14-point swing...

still makes the score 49-31. It's not like it "stole" the game from the Sun Devils.

RMS....the game was definitely

dominated by the Broncos....

It was a good way for the seniors to end their season and Bronco career....

Records have been set that probably wont be broken for years....

You and evryone have a good Christmas and Holiday....Im sure alot of Bronco gear is being bought and wrapped today....

RMSanford

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BAA Member 63799

Working on it

Money is tight right now.

ugly

yes, i am certain after drafting bradford they will now draft moore. let's bet another $150 on that. more cheap shots by boise state than asu, is that what you are saying? if erickson had a clue, he could have called the t/o. you are generally daffy, but today you are exceptional.

B81....

The replay showed obvious time-out....that missed call changed the game....

Yes, the Rams could get Moore....I hope so, even with Bradford....much like the Montana and Young era....

Indy wont take Moore, so that opens door to Rams....

On bet? No! I'll make some in 2012, but not yet....also I still owe P2....

Good job Broncos!

But Vandals Rule!

ugly

montana & young were in the pre salary cap era. he-llo.

broncos81

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BAA Member 63799

vndl

i'm a member

broncos81 - great news

glad to hear that. I did not know. No way I can know unless somebody tells me, so thanx for the info.

We are now up to 4 Good Broncos on these Boards:

broncos81
TBK
windex
JLandon

and 3 Good Vandals:

VNDL
sports_is_fun (SIF)
ugly

who have joined the BAA and contributed money for the expansion of Bronco Stadiuim project.

Agailn, thank you for the update.

Go 2012 Beoncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Ω Freakin idiot

The HC is the only one who can call TO.

He can't be out of the "box" to do it.

Running down to the 5-yard line is not even close to being in the box. That's OB.

The official wouldn't have given it to Erickson even if he had heard him. Stay in the box.

Learn something about football ... or fundraising ... then get back to us.

razor

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VNDL
BAA Member 63799

What a

ride. Thanks Kellen and company for a great 4 years.......

Amazing group of young men.

Ω Amazing stuff

The seniors walk out 50-3. That record never will be surpassed unless the season is expanded with extra games or playoffs.

I think I'll probably sign up for everything after this. Barnum and Bailey ... first up. Moon shot from Baikonur after that.

50 ... amazing, just amazing.

tfunk, gimee a call. A brew or three is in order.

Ditto!

We are very lucky

(Edit: and yes a beer is in order)

Ω Whatcha say?

Ram tomorrow about 1:30?

We should hang for

JL.......

I want the report....

yawn

boise state destroys another pac 2 school. where is lamesked?

81

The last three PAC2 teams to play Boise State have rushed for a total of 98 yards..........

98 yards in 12 quarters...........

Ω We'd be a lot better off ...

... if you would get your arse up here to help celebrate.

Or, maybe in the fall.

lame, richfrog, and all the losers/haters are out trying to find more ammo. Won't work, but we're ready for 'em.

I think

my pal razor has had a few. But I agree, 81 needs to come up here.... maybe for the spring game?

Ω If I needed your help ...

... I'd ask little pal and potato farmer to give you a great big assist.

i would love nothing more

if i can get ugly to take a couple more sucker bets, i'll have enough extra cash:)

:)

,

Congratulations Seniors!

Outstanding careers!

Like like like like

Nice post

wakeup2

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VNDL
BAA Member 63799

Another great year

Thank you for another amazing year. Can't wait for next year!!!!!

GO Broncos
Bashful

Bashful....Ugly

agrees....

These Broncos were great!

and I hope Kellen Moore is heading to the Rams.....

He will do good whomever drafts him....

Good job Broncos!

bashful

only a few months left until the next game on 31 AUG '12 with Michigan State.

It will be another great year. We will go undefeated this time around. BSU will reload and be even stronger in 2012 than we were in 2011.

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Anything - even a nickel would be apppreciated and much more than many so-called Broncos on these boards have given so far.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

My husband and I will donate

My husband and I will donate to the cause, we can't do alot but will give what we can. We both have been bronco fans for a really long time.

GO Broncos
Bashful

Thank you

I am renaming you to Wonderful29.

Thanx again for supporting Bronco Football.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Your welcome

GO Broncos
Bashful

bashful and VNDL....You got Ugly

crying in Pocatello....this is just beautiful!

People from both aisles walking hand-in-hand for the same cause, that is promoting Bronco Football where it should be....

Broncos and Vandals, take the plunge....

Together we are United! and if divided, the Nation will not stand....

Pick phone and donate....208-426-3556....

Ugly
a Vandal and a BAA member and Stadium Expansion Donor (yes 3 in 1 and 1 in 3).....

ugly - wow - real deep

That was beautiful, Man.

I am crying, too.

Not so much about what you wrote but, because I just bit my lip eating a Clausen pickel wedge,

(best pickels in the world because they have never been heated, always only refrigerated).

Yes, it would be a wonderful world if Vandals and Broncos could watch Bsu Bronco football games together in Bronco Stadium in the spirit of the Broncos someday bringing the Natty Trophy back to Idaho for all Idahoans to enjoy - and for Idaho to drop football and make basketball a main priority so we could see the Vandal BBall team someday make it to the Final Four and maybe bring back a National Championship Trophy for all Idahoans to enjoy.

Maybe ISU could have track or something like that and LCSC could have baseball.

It is kinda interesting that a 4 year university team in Idahio is still not the best college team in our state - but it is the JUCO College of Southern Idaho that could beat the Broncos or the Vandals with all 5 hands (one for each player - preferably their left hand except for 'lefties' then it would be their right hands) tied behind their backs and wearing fishing waders at the same time.

CSI Golden Eagles are JUST THAT GOOD !!

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

I just read many of the love

I just read many of the love and respect comments for Boise from national blogs. Seems like everyone in the nation loves the Broncos. Thank you Kellen, Doug, Shoe and all for four great years. I hope the best for all these young men in whatever they do and I join Bronco Nation and College Football fans all over the country to show my respects too.

flued....now if only some lovers of Broncos will

turn their love and donate....

we will keep the dream....

read VNDLs posts on links where Bronco Fans all over USA can help with Stadium Expansion....

$1 here and $100 there adds to $millions in a hurry....

Keep up the cheer! Ugly is partying!

flued

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Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
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