Monday, January 01, 2007

Sports: Fiesta Bowl BSU 43 OU 42

Unbelievable!

If you wrote that as a movie script they would have laughed!

Hats off to the Broncos for picking themselves off the mat after a near knockout blow on the INT-TD for Oklahoma late in the game. Amazing play calling on the game tying TD at the end of regulation, the TD in overtime and then the winning 2-point conversion in OT.

One of the most improbable games I've ever seen on TV!

UPDATE: ESPN.com has the headline "Fiesta Fireworks." SI.com called it "No Small Potatoes." Fox Sports described it "Razzle Dazzle."

UPATE: Pat Forde described it this way:
At the end of a game unlike any college football has ever witnessed, two of the great female icons in American culture staged a harmonic, hypnotic, borderline hallucinogenic convergence.

Boise State introduced Cinderella to Lady Liberty.

A head-to-toe, shining-beacon-to-glass-slipper miracle ensued.
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Reality was further challenged when Johnson followed his winning run with an on-field wedding proposal to his flabbergasted cheerleader girlfriend. But, please, one blockbuster story at a time.
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The last of the 21 points scored in the final 86 seconds of regulation came on a preposterous play: a 50-yard hook-and-lateral pass from Zabransky to Drisan James to Jerard Rabb -- a combination that will be the Tinker to Evers to Chance of Boise State lore for the next century or so.
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Zabransky went in motion to the left. Perretta, at quarterback, took the shotgun snap and rolled right, then lofted a lovely spiral toward the right corner of the end zone. Tight end Derek Schouman cradled it for the touchdown.
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Zabransky took the snap and feigned a throw in the right flat to Boise's three-man bunch formation. As the Sooners flew in that direction, Zabransky calmly stuck the ball behind his back with his left hand -- a twist on the conventional handoff he'd convinced Harsin would work earlier in the season.

Johnson then crisply reversed course, circled behind Zabransky and lifted the ball from his grasp. Virtually unimpeded by a bamboozled defense, the nation's touchdown leader crossed the goal line one final time in this dream season.

Bedlam, commingled with outright shock at the audacity of the call, ensued.

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