Boise State’s BCS Dreams Devoured By The Hungry Wolfpack

27 Nov

Two missed kicks, and Boise State went from being the darling of BCS busters everywhere to just another team looking for a bowl game.

After winning 24 straight games, maybe it was just not meant to be.

No. 19 Nevada roared back from a 17-point halftime deficit Friday night, beating Boise State (No. 4 BCS, No. 3 AP) 34-31 in overtime in a wild game for the Wolf Pack’s biggest win ever. It snapped Boise State’s winning streak and ended any hopes the Broncos would play in the BCS title game.

A game that the Broncos seemingly had in hand slipped away when normally efficient kicker Kyle Brotzman missed a 26-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in regulation and another from 29 yards in overtime. Nevada’s redshirt freshman kicker, Anthony Martinez, didn’t miss his chance in overtime, hitting a 34-yarder that touched off a jubilant celebration from a soldout crowd on the Nevada campus.

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