What looked like an easy win for Boise State, turned out to be the biggest win in Nevada school history. Anthony Martinez kicked a 34 yard field goal in overtime and with that one kick, it ended Boise States BCS dreams. Nevada was able to control the ball much of the second half as well as stifle the Broncos offense much of the second half. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was able to defeat Boise State, a team he has been unable to defeat on three previous attempts.
In the first half it was all Boise State as they were able to come out of the gates hot and score 17 unanswered points. After that Nevada was able to gain some momentum and from that point, Boise State was outscored 34-14. After a touchdown by Rishard Matthews with 13 seconds left, Kellen Moore was able to hurl a 54 yard pass to Titus Young leaving 2 seconds on the clock. Kyle Brotzman, who leads all active players with career scoring, came on a missed a kick right sending the game into overtime.
In overtime, Boise State lost the toss as was forced to go on offense first. After failing to get in the endzone, Kyle Brotzman came on to attempt his third field goal of the day, and just like the kick before that he missed wide left. Only needing a field goal to win, Nevada went three and out and brought out kicker Anthony Martinez to kick the winning field goal. With the crowd silenced, Martinez made the kick ending Boise States dream of a national title as well as giving Nevada its biggest win in school history.
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.