Boise State Loses To Washington State In Triple Overtime
The Broncos had a three touchdown lead in the fourth quarter.
Boise State can’t hold onto a 21-point lead.
The big story in this game was that both Boise State and Washington State had to go to their backup quarterbacks but more importantly was that the Broncos blew a 31-10 lead in the fourth quarter and ultimately lost 47-44.
The back up quarterback portion of the game happened as both were injured and neither returned
Boise State had to go to Cozart full time after this hit that was levied on starter Brett Rypien which knocked him out the game.
Rypien was effective before he left the game as he was 7 of 8 for 76 yards. The thinking is that is a concussion but Boise State did not release injury info during the game. The Broncos play on a short week as they host New Mexico.
Washington State also made a change at quarterback when Mike Leach brought in redshirt freshman Tyler Hilinski over Luke Falk. Hilinski started off strong but after a 20 yard sack and then an interception on a shovel pass he was placed back on the bench for Falk.
The Broncos took advantage of that interception by scoring a touchdown to go up 24-10 in the fourth quarter on a 47 yard strike to Cedrick Wilson.
Falk came back into the game but he took a nasty hit and had to leave the game, as well with a possible concussion, on this hit that led to a Broncos defensive touchdown.
Boise State was on their way to victory in the fourth but then Montell Cozart decided to do some dumb stuff, sorry but this shovel pass was dumb which led to the start of the comeback.
The game tying play happened when a fumbled punt by the Broncos allowed the Cougars to tie this game at 31 and send it to extra frames.
In the first overtime, Boise State settled for a field goal and then on defense the Broncos held Washington State to a field goal. The Cougars got to the 1-yard line but could not get in the end zone to win the game on two tries, so they kicked the chip shot field goal to keep the game moving.
Ultimately, the game went to triple-overtime with Boise State settling for a field goal in the third overtime, and Washington State countered with Jamal Morrow scoring on a 22-yard touchdown pass in which he dived over a Boise State defender and the ball just barely crossed the plane for the game-winning score.