Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nevada Stuns Boise State In Overtime

The Nevada Wolfpack ranked #19 in the country shocked the world and in the process ended the BCS hopes for the #4 ranked Boise State. Nevermind a #19 beating a #4, what's really impressive was Nevada ending Boise State's winning streak of 24 games. Boise State hadn't lost a game since 2007. Clearly this is the biggest win in Nevada's history and I may be a little biased but I can't help being proud. Aside from the glory days of UNLV's basketball championship, Nevada isn't really known for sports. We are more known for sports betting, but everyone here knew it, watching that game I just knew something special was going to happen. 

I'm not the only one who felt that way, Nevada head coach Chris Ault said, "I'm so proud of this football team, it is the greatest victory this university has ever had. It was pretty special".

Boise State had their chances, Titus Young made a spectacular 53 yard catch down to the 9 yard line with 0:02 left in the fourth quarter, but Kyle Brotzman missed a 26 yard field goal wide right. In overtime, Boise State got the ball first and drove down the field and Kyle Brotzman was called on again but this time he missed a 29 yard field goal wide left. Four plays later Nevada's Anthony Martinez kicked a 34 yard field goal and Mackey Stadium erupted. 

I never get tired of seeing the students rush the field in celebration. Although when Arkansas upset #5 ranked LSU and the Razorbacks fans rushed the field, there was still 20 seconds left on the play clock but the officials just walked off the field, probably for safety.

This was the first ever meeting of two ranked teams at Mackey Stadium in Nevada and it lived up to the hype. This was Nevada's 12th straight win at home. Nevada ends it's regular season at Louisiana Tech next Saturday and Boise State will host Utah State.

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