The young man who you see in this photo, Ian Johnson, is not only a tailback with a flair for the dramatic (it was pretty tight how he proposed to that Boise State cheerleader after this play), but he will also go down in WAC history.
Friday evening, in the No. 12 Broncos' 33-16 win over San Jose State, he became only the third player in Western Athletic Conference annals to amass 50 career touchdowns. The other two are surefire NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk. Now that's some prestigious company!
I give San Jose State coach Dick Tomey all the credit in the world coming into this game. The former Arizona and Hawaii coach had an excellent defensive scheme which flummoxed the Broncos early in the game, but the poise of freshman signal-caller Kellen Moore was too great and Johnson proved to be a load for the stout Spartans' defense all night long.
As many of you know, I'm an adamant playoff proponent and therefore, I rejoice in the Utahs and Boise States of the world making life hell for the established "good ole boys" network that comprises the BIG 10 and PAC-10 conferences primarily.
Thus, in my utopian world, the Broncos are Super Bowl champions, I marry a gorgeous Mediterranean model (Italian, Portuguese, Lebanese, Greek, Israeli, any of them will suffice), and Utah, Boise State, Tulsa and our friend Whitlock's Ball State Cardinals all go unbeaten.
To quote Shaq, (well, not completely, I'm Mormon,) yo BCS tell me how my (you know what) tastes.