The sold-out Kibbie Dome was silent after this one. Boise State, from the opening kickoff to the final whistle had total control of this game. Even before the game tensions were high as many Broncos as well as Vandals players met at mid-field and to restrained by coaches and staff of the respective teams. Kellen Moore only needed a half to show what the high powered Bronco offense could do.
Being that this game was the end to Idaho’s biggest rivalry, Boise State was able to make this game one to remember. Kellen Moore was able to throw for 216 and 3 touchdowns even though siting most of the second half to allow backups Joe Southwick and Mike Coughlin to get much needed playing time. On Boise States first possession, punt returner Chris Potter was able to elude three Vandal defenders on route to a 76 yard score. Even when Boise State made some mistakes, as they did on a botched onside kick, Idaho was not able to capitalize as Quarterback Nate Enderle threw an interception deep in Bronco territory. Throughout the game the Vandals showed that they were no match against 4th ranked Boise State as time after time they failed to muster up yards in rout to their loss.
Being a student at Boise State, rivalry games are a huge part of college culture. With this rivalry coming to an end some part of me wishes that in the future, these schools can come to an agreement to start it up again. I know that while this game has no significance to Boise State, as shown in the past 12 years they have dominated this rivalry. Still just to have that sense of pride in winning that game means a lot to members of the Boise State alumni as well as its fan group, so hopefully differences can be put aside and in the future, the battle for the Governors Cup will be able to resume.
About the Author
Written by Nicholas Mosley
Born in Gilroy California. Raised in Sacramento California. Went to high school at Christian Brothers High School. Sophomore at Boise State University.