Boise State Knocks Off Huskies 28-26 in Vegas

Well… that was interesting. The Huskies today looked amazing at points, but they also looked God awful at other, as they have all year. They finish the 2012 season with a 7-6 record, but by all means should have finished 9-4 after losing the last 2 games against WSU in the apple cup, and Boise State this afternoon 28-26.

First I must give credit where credit is due to Boise State. They built a gameplan that attacked the Husky secondary which has been pretty damn good all year. Joe Southwick was responsible for 264 of Boise State’s 298 passing yards and 2 TDs. But the other 34 yards came from a Boise State on a Holden Huff WR throwback TD that put Boise up 18-3 with 5 and a half minutes left  in the first half.

At that point it appeared Boise State would run away with it, but then Bishop Sankey took over. He scored and a 26 yard toss play following a 39 yard completion to Kasen Williams. Stankey finished the day with 205 yards on 30 carries and a TD, along with 6 catches for 74 yards. One catch went for 42 yards on the following Husky possession that lead to a 7 yard Keith Price TD run to cut the deficit to 18-17 at the Half.

Boise State scored on their first possession of second half to make it 25-17 on a Southwick 1 yard TD pass to Huff. The Huskies answered however on the ensuing possession on a 6 yard TD pass to ASJ, and after missing the 2 point conversion made it 25-23.

The game came down to the final possession however. Following a Travis Coons 38 yard field goal that gave the Huskies they’re first lead of the day at 26-25, special teams and defense let the Huskies down. After a big kickoff  return and a clock chewing drive lead to a Boise State field goal by Michael Frisina from 27 yards out to regain the lead 28-26.

But the Huskies still had a chance… Until Keith Price threw his second pick of the day with 23 seconds left securing a Boise State victory and a disappointing  end of the season for the Huskies.