MAACO Bowl 2011 Arizona State vs Boise State: Live Score, Video and Analysis
Final Score: Boise State 56, ASU 24
The No. 7 Boise State Broncos and Arizona State Sun Devils will be going at each other at the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas.
The Broncos are coming in on an 11-1 season, and they will be continuing to represent the Mountain West Conference following a victory by the TCU Horned Frogs in last night's game. The Horned Frogs gave the Broncos their only loss on the year, which perhaps cost the Broncos their chance at a BCS bid and an undefeated season.
The biggest story line here is that this will be quarterback Kellen Moore's last game as a Bronco. With Matt Barkley announcing today that he will not be entering the NFL draft, Moore will be looked upon to be in better shape come next year's draft.
This will be a big game for the Sun Devils, as they will be looking to redeem themselves. They started out the season going 5-1, but in the end they collapsed with the easy part of their schedule. They ended the year at 6-6, and they threw their Pac-12 title game hopes out the window.
This will be Dennis Erickson's last game as the Sun Devils coach, so it will remain to be seen if he can pull out one last victory while in charge.
The game will get underway at 8 p.m. ET and will be on ESPN/ESPN.
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Boise State Stat Leaders:
Kellen Moore, QB - 23/30, 266 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions
Doug Martin, RB - 30 carries, 151 yards and a touchdown
Arizona State Stat Leaders:
Brock Osweiler, QB - 29/46, 390 yards, 2 TDs and an interception
Gerell Robinson, WR - 13 receptions, 241 yards and a touchdown
This game is all said and done.
The Broncos handled the Sun Devils 56-24. It was a huge game for senor quarterback Kellen Moore, and a bitter, but not sweet end for Sun Devils' now former head coach Dennis Erickson.
The Broncos proved tonight that they were a team that deserved to go to a BCS bowl, but they made the most of their situation.
The Boise State Broncos are your 2011 MAACO Bowl winners.
Osweiler had a relatively good game. He threw for 390 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Osweiler touchdown pass to George Bell. Sun Devils are playing till the end, but it doesn't matter at this point in the game.
Boise State 56, ASU 24
Gerell Robinson with another catch. About the only thing looking good for the Sun Devils tonight.
Boise State scores again, as running back Doug Martin runs the ball in a touchdown. About two minutes left in the game.
Boise State 56, ASU 17
The Sun Devils are just playing like their undisciplined selves. The Broncos proved they are the better team, and many will continue to argue that they should have been in a BCS bowl game.
Doug Martin isn't slowing down. 23 carries for 115 yards on today's game.
The Sun Devils completely abandoned the run game tonight, and it has been the reason for why they have struggled in the past. Marshall was given the ball only 11 times, compared to 40 passes from Osweiler.
The Sun Devils abandoned the run. If you are a UCLA fan, I would be worried with Noel Mazzone coming next year.
Kellen Moore still in the game, and still tearing it up. Another huge pass from the senor.
Sun Devils decide not to kick the field goal, and they fail to convert the ball on fourth down. Not looking good for Dennis Erickson and his resume.
Robinson is trying to make a name for himself going into the draft. 11 receptions with 172 yards and a touchdown on the night.
Osweiler is making some real nice passes, but the Sun Devils are not making much of it.
Kellen Moore still out there, but ineffective in this drive. On the day, Moore is 22/29 for 240 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Quite a way to go out.
Dennis Erickson decides this wasn't the right time for an onside kick, but the beginning of the third quarter was? Can anyone say lame duck?
Osweiler with his first touchdown pass to Gerell Robinson. Sun Devils making a comeback?
Boise State 49, ASU 17 in the 4th quarter 13:05
Gerell Robinson is having a nice game for his last. Nine receptions for 130 yards.
I wonder if new ASU head coach Todd Graham is looking at his next stop for 2013...
Cameron Marshall fumbles the ball for ASU, and it is picked up by Boise State for another defensive touchdown.
Boise State 49, ASU 10
Moore pitches the ball to D.J. Harper for a Boise State touchdown.
Boise State 42, ASU 10
Sun Devils stop Martin on the goal line. That brings us to an end for the third quarter.
End of the Third Quarter: Boise State 35, ASU 10
Another big play by Doug Martin. Big catch on that play, but over 100 yards on the ground through three quarters. Final minute of the third coming up.
Moore with a big pass for a first down. Sun Devils defensive injury to DE Will Sutton.
Great catch, but it is coming back on a holding call. 2nd and 18.
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