On Friday night, a 40-year rivalry came to an end. No more trips to Moscow, and no more blowouts against the Vandals; at least for now. Boise State extended their winning streak against the Vandals to 12 on Friday night, taking care of business as usual as they went on another convincing victory with a score of 52-14. Join me now after the jump as I go over my three stars and one goat of Boise State's win over Idaho.
Star No. 3: Brandyn Thompson CB
Star No. 2: Doug Martin RB
Star No. 1: Kellen Moore QB
The Goat: Post-Game Fan Reactions
All the way up until about 11:00 Friday night I was ready to name the Kibbie Dome my goat of Friday night's matchup. Why? Because I can call it the Kiddie Dome, or Field-In-A-Bottle. That's why. Also it's really old, it doesn't hold very many people, it could have possibly been an abandoned warehouse before the Vandals found it, and it looks like someone poured 10,000 orders of black Dip N' Dots all over it.
However, the Kibbie Dome's inability to be a real stadium pales in comparison to the lack of class I witnessed among many Boise State fans on Friday night. Bronco Nation, I'm on your side. I want to see us beat Idaho by 100 just as much as the next guy. Am I infuriated by Joe Southwick's apparent inability to pass the ball, or how we basically just toss out the playbook after the third quarter? Yeah, it upsets me a lot. However, you will never hear me completely discount any decision that Pete makes. You will never hear me question his ability to make the right call and lead our team to victory. I may disagree with calls from time to time, but what do I know, I'm just a blogging nerd who sells phones for a living.
I have come to realize that there is rhyme, and there is reason behind everything coach Pete does. Maybe he isn't allowing Southwick to pass because it's more important that Hodge gets some good carries. Or maybe he wants the second and third team offensive lines to get in some run reps. Or maybe Pete just wants to run the ball. If that's what he wants, then that's good enough for me. It's kind of like when you ask "why" after you've been told to clean your room by your mother and she responds with, "because I said so, that's why". Well, Pete said so, that's why.
It is our job as fans to support, uplift, and go to battle with our Broncos and coaches. Let us not become so entitled with what we have accomplished that we forget where we came from, or where we are trying to go. Let's win, and lets win with class, no matter of the post-season consequences. Therefore, it is you, criticis, naysayers, doubters, and spoilers of the world, whether you are a Bronco fan or not, that earns the title of the Goat of Boise State's win over Idaho.
Let us know what you thought about Friday night's matchup. Who were your stars, and who was your goat? Did I completely miss the mark on my goat? What was your favorite play of the night? And please, someone post videos of Doug smashing Keo and Kellen shooting imaginary bullets into all of our hearts. Sound off, Bronco Nation.