There are some things that are just too painful to write about.
I can only imagine how difficult it had to be for local Oklahoma sports writers the day after the Boise State-Oklahoma Fiesta Bowl. How do you even put into words the kind of disappointment a game like that puts into your soul?
I feel similarly after Boise State's epic letdown against Nevada, in which they had numerous chances to win the game outright.
Boise head coach Chris Petersen was a true gentleman after the game, repeating several times that "one play can win a game, but one play doesn't lose a game." You heard this repeated not only by Petersen in his postgame comments, but echoed again in interviews with BSU QB Kellen Moore and safety George Iloka.
They're right. One play didn't lose this game. Several plays did. And without further ado, here they are. The 10 plays that cost Boise State not only Friday night's game, but also a chance at something much bigger, a spot in the National Championship Game.