Kellen Moore named to FWAA Freshman All-American team

Boise State freshman quarterback Kellen Moore was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team on Thursday.

It's just the latest honor for Moore, who was the WAC Freshman of the Year after helping to lead the Broncos to a 12-1 season. Moore, the first freshman to start a season opener for Boise State, threw for 3,486 yards and 25 touchdowns. He completed 69.4 percent of his passes.

Here is the complete team.

Clady finishes third in AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting

Former Boise State offensive lineman Ryan Clady finished third in AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting announced Tuesday. Clady, who started at left tackle for the Denver Broncos all season, received two votes.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan — who defeated Boise State in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl when he was at Boston College — was the runaway winner. Ryan collected 44 votes.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, who ran past Boise State in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl for East Carolina, finished second in the voting with three votes.

Maryland 42, Nevada 35 (final)

Fourth quarter

Maryland 42, Nevada 35

Nev: Marko Mitchell 21 pass from Colin Kaepernick (Brett Jaekle kick), 14:13
Drive notes: Since returning to the game after sitting out a series, Kaepernick is 3-for-5 for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

Mary: Da'Rel Scott 49 run (Obi Egekeze kick)
Drive notes: Scott was suspended for the beginning of the game for violating curfew. He got his first action in the third quarter. He has eight carries for 87 yards and one touchdown.

Mary: Da'Rel Scott 2 run (Obi Egekeze kick)

Final score: TCU 17, Boise State 16; Ian sets WAC TD record

Fourth quarter

TCU 17, Boise State 16

TCU: Joseph Turner 17 run (Evans kick), 8:51
Drive notes: TCU got 59 of its 80 yards on the drive on the ground against a tiring Boise State defense.

Boise State: Kyle Brotzman 33 field goal, 4:47

Third quarter

Boise State 13, TCU 10

TCU: Ross Evans 32 field goal, :46
Drive notes: The Horned Frogs moved the ball down the field, but stalled in the red zone. TCU converted a fourth-down try on the drive and had a pass completion for 28 yards and a rush for 24 yards.

Halftime

TCU helping players for life after football; Kustra talks Mountain West

Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

SAN DIEGO — Kickoff is about 30 minutes away and it’s clear that Boise State will have an edge in fans. Though the stands are far from full, it is pretty loud in the stadium. Hopefully, the crowd will fill in.

• UPDATE: I wanted to get in a few more comments from Boise State president Bob Kustra. If you look below, you’ll find a post with Kustra’s thoughts on joining the Mountain West and about keeping football coach Chris Petersen in Boise.

On the academic benefits of joining the MWC:

Raining in San Diego; Poinsettia Bowl Name the Score contest

Monday, Dec. 22

Hello from rainy San Diego. Just got back from the Poinsettia Bowl luncheon on the USS Midway and a press conference with Boise State's Chris Petersen and TCU's Gary Patterson.

The luncheon was a great event with the bands playing and cheerleaders cheering — even if rain forced everyone from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier that is now a museum. Both teams were there.

Harsin, Wilcox have been contacted by other programs

Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin and defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox have been contacted by other schools about job openings, Broncos coach Chris Petersen said.

Petersen did not disclose what schools contacted the third-year coordinators this year. Harsin and Wilcox did not want to discuss the job overtures in specific, though each touched on their futures during wide-ranging interviews late in the season.

Fruitland grad Gross named to Pro Bowl; Boise State lands California offensive lineman

Former Fruitland High player Jordan Gross was named Tuesday as a Pro Bowl starter for the NFC. Gross, an offensive tackle with the Carolina Panthers, will make his first appearance in the NFL's all-star event.

"It’s a huge honor to be recognized at the top of an elite group of players," Gross said. "It says a lot about our team this year that we had four guys selected; I’m just proud to be one of them.

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Nevada, Maryland to meet in 2008 Humanitarian Bowl

Nevada and Maryland will meet in the 2008 Roady's Humanitarian Bowl on Dec. 30 at Bronco Stadium in Boise.

The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

Nevada (7-5) is making its second appearance in the bowl in three years. Nevada lost to Miami 21-20 in 2006.

Maryland (7-5) is making its first trip to the bowl. Maryland is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference which is in its final year of affiliation with the H-Bowl.

"We are very excited to have two high-caliber teams coming to our bowl game," H-Bowl executive director Kevin McDonald said.

Petersen not going to Mississippi State

Statement from Petersen

After a day of speculation, rumors and Internet reports, Boise State coach Chris Petersen felt compelled to issue a statement about the Mississippi State coaching position.

Boise State released this statement from Petersen on Friday night:

"I have a lot of respect for director of athletics Greg Byrne and the Mississippi State athletic program, but I am not taking the head coaching position at Mississippi State.

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