Boise State vs. Nevada: Live Scores, Analysis and Results
Boise State 27, Nevada 21; Final
The Broncos (10-2, 7-1) have won 13 of their last 14 meetings against Nevada, escaping an upset-minded Wolf Pack in Reno today.
The Wolf Pack (7-5, 4-4) have already accepted a berth in the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas, but suffered their fourth home loss of the season for the first time since 2000.
Boise State now awaits the computer calculations to determine if the Broncos can rise to No. 16 in the final BCS standings, released Monday night.
If so, Boise State will be headed to a BCS bowl. If not, the Broncos will await a call from a bowl committee inviting them to a postseason berth.
Nevada will be headed to the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas in their home state this bowl season.
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Boise State's Joe Southwick was 19-of-26 for 199 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 25 yards on nine carries.
DJ Harper led the way for the Broncos on the ground with 130 yards and a score on 24 carries.
Matt Miller was perhaps the player of the game with 127 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions, easily the best performance of the sophomore's young career.
Despite a sluggish first half, Nevada's Cody Fajardo finished the game 14-of-19 for 202 yards. He also had 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Stefphon Jefferson added 139 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries for the Wolf Pack.
Boise State held a commanding lead in every aspect of the game at halftime, but the Wolf Pack dominated the second half in much the same way the Broncos dominated the first.
Despite trailing 17-0 at halftime (and 243-90 in yards), Boise State finished with just five more yards and six more points than Nevada this afternoon.
Final pass incomplete!
Boise State wins, 27-21, and captures a share of the Mountain West Conference football championship.
Boise State in deep coverage, and time is now a major issue...
Nevada has time for one play...
Nevada takes over with 17 seconds remaining at their own 20.
80 yards, down by six....
Timeout, Boise State.
0:26 remaining. Fourth and two.
Nevada playing some fired-up defense, and Boise State is now in a third and long.
Is it possible the Wolf Pack can get the ball back with enough time to score the winning touchdown?
Boise State recovers the onside kick attempt.
2:25 remains, and Nevada is out of timeouts.
With no timeouts, Nevada is forced to attempt an onside kick...
TOUCHDOWN, Cody Fajardo!
Nevada cuts the Boise State lead to six points, 27-21.
2:27 left in the fourth quarter.
A huge catch by Sudfeld for more than 40 yards, and Nevada is close to getting that first of two necessary touchdowns!
Even if Nevada scores on this drive, the only hope for the Wolf Pack is to keep the ball out of the hands of Boise State.
If Joe Southwick gets another snap, the Broncos will win this game.
Do Fajardo, Jefferson, and the rest of the Wolf Pack have another quick strike left in the bag?
Boise State field goal attempt is good!
Boise State leads 27-14 with 3:25 remaining.
After a false start penalty backs up Boise to the 10, Nevada holds Boise State, forcing a field goal attempt.
Another Nevada timeout...
Third and four from the five... A touchdown could effectively end this game.
Nevada calls a time out, with 3:49 left and Boise State holding the ball inside the Wolf Pack 10.
Five minutes left, Boise State burning clock while moving the ball and picking up first downs...
Things are looking bleak for the Wolf Pack.
Big plays for Boise State on offense could be putting this game away, once and for all...
A quick score is what Nevada needed most, and a quick score is what Jefferson and Fajardo delivered.
Jefferson follows up a 28-yard scamper with a touchdown run on first down, cutting into Boise Stats's lead.
Broncos still up, 24-14. 8:26 left.
Boise State's Jamar Taylor called for pass interference, and Nevada is across midfield.
Time is clearly a factor, but the Wolf Pack can make Chris Petersen sweat a little with seven points here.
Nevada holds on fourth down, and takes over at its own 29.
A 17 point deficit, 10:41 remaining in the game.
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