One thing we told our team is it’s never one play. We had plenty of chances for other guys to make plays to end it before that.
Moniz: Hi, Mr. Franklin. I'm Bryant Moniz.
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Chris Petersen, Boise State. How dominant have the Broncos been? They lead the nation defensively in fewest yards allowed per play at 3.67, and they're second in the nation offensively in most yards gained per play at 7.52. (Only Auburn, at 7.6, averages more.) According to the researchers at ESPN Stats & Information, nobody has done that since 2000. Only two other teams have been close, and you may remember them: The 2000 national champion Florida State team was first nationally in yards per play (7.13) and third in fewest yards allowed per play (3.99), and the 2002 Miami team that lost the title to Ohio State was second offensively (6.83) and third defensively (3.96). Bus.
N is for Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes. "standing on the shoulders of giants." in Latin. If Boise slingshots TCU for the third spot in the BCS rankings, and heaven forbid if it makes the title game, it will have done so not just on the merit of this team, but on last year's, and the year's before that, and on the 2007 Fiesta Bowl team who more than any other Boise team to cement the team's reputation in the national eye. Voters effectively elect teams in the BCS system, and all too often they vote based on the team's collective historical stock. So know that if Kellen Moore's cleat trods the field of the BCS Title Game, it does so stepping off the shoulders of Jared Zabransky and Ryan Dinwiddie. (You may not ever think of them as giants, but size really is all about perspective. Their shadows certainly are tall enough in Idaho to qualify.)
There is not a person in this building who thinks we're not going to beat Boise.
"Derek Schouman is getting another shot in the NFL. The former Boise State star, last seen in a Bronco uniform catching the overtime touchdown pass from Vinny Perretta in the Fiesta Bowl, has signed with the St. Louis Rams after a tryout. Schouman has been hampered by knee and ankle injuries during his NFL career and was cut by Buffalo just before the season started. He has 27 catches for 275 yards and a touchdown in his career. "
B is for Bandito. Kellen Moore, dork assassin.
The Kibbie Dome took its share of mockery on Twitter, but you really all should let up on the poor old barn. It's a multiuse facility for a university in one of the least populous states in the Union, and if Idahoans are anything it is economical. For instance, in that silvery barn/quonset hut/overgrown toolshed, Boise unleashed a full game's worth of points on their in-state rival in the span of a single half, ensuring you wouldn't have to watch the remainder of the game by turning it into a 31-0 blowout at the half. And yet all you do is vote them down, East Coast voters, even when they're trying to get your fat pampered asses to bed by eleven o'clock. The lack of gratitude towards the most deadline-friendly team in the nation here is sad but not surprising, plush-bottomed sportswriters of America.
So. The Dork Assassin. Are we going to stand for this? Probably. yeah.
A local church pastor who last weekend asked parishoners to pray for the Vandals declined to be interviewed for this story