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Nevada 34, Boise State 31. Discuss.

Recap and analysis after the jump.

Note: After each Boise State football game, I recap and analyze the action the same way. Only tonight's will be a little more brief.

Note: Thanks to all who commented and emailed about the pic of Brotzman right after the game. I replaced it with a game photo once the wire service made some available, and apologies for not choosing a better placeholder before.

Note: That's enough notes for now.

The Top Five plays of the game

  1. Kyle Brotzman missing a 26-yard field goal at the end of regulation. BAD WORDS.
  2. Kyle Brotzman missing a 29-yard field goal in the first overtime. BAD WORDS.
  3. Kellen Moore to Titus Young for 53 yards with two seconds left. OK, this one was really cool.
  4. Nevada's Anthony Martinez making a 34-yard field goal in the first overtime to win it. Technically a Top Play, since it won the game and all.
  5. Doug Martin's 79-yard TD catch and run. Ah, a simpler time. Before I knew despair.

It was over when ...

Literally, it was over with Martinez's field goal. 

Recap

Nevada won. I don't care to relive how.

Statistics

Passing

Kellen Moore: 20-for-31, 348 yards, 2 TDs
Colin Kaepernick: 19-for-25, 259 yards, TD, INT

Rushing

Doug Martin: 24 carries, 152 yards, 2 TDs
Vai Taua: 32 carries, 131 yards, TD

Receiving

Austin Pettis: 5 catches, 65 yards
Titus Young: 6 catches, 129 yards, TD
Rishard Matthews: 10 catches, 172 yards, TD

Knee-jerk reactions

I love you, Kyle Brotzman, but I don't have to like you right now ... This game will forever be remembered in Bronco lore for Brotzman's misses, but credit Nevada for playing a very, very good second half of football ... How much did Brotzman's first kick miss by? Inches? Millimeters? ... Sports: Sometimes they suck ...

Sleep on this one for awhile, Bronco fans ... Much more to come on Brotzman, BCS, losing, etc. once I can see straight again ... Hopefully tomorrow ...