This was the game many Boise fans had been awaiting for a very long time. Sweet, sweet revenge was the tone of our outing as the Broncos embarked on a journey of redemption on Saturday afternoon. Just one year prior, the Nevada Wolfpack had shattered our hopes of a BCS bowl through a series of unfortunate events. Though we still played in a bowl game, it was the meeting in Reno approximately 10 months ago that renewed a seemingly dwindling Western Athletic Conference Rivalry. Join me now after the jump as we celebrate our victory, and diagnose the three stars and one goat of Boise State's win over Nevada.
What started out as an overcast afternoon in Boise, Idaho, eventually became one of the hottest days in recent memory. Maybe that's just because I sat directly underneath the sun for about six hours, in the North Endzone, away from any hope of shade unless I wanted to go hang out with the Chicken and Cheese Pita crew underneath the bleachers. Although we walked away with a victory on Saturday afternoon, there was a very eerie presence throughout the stadium, or maybe that was just the inordinate amount of flags the prestigious WAC officiating crew threw against Boise State. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was it. But in all seriousness, it was different watching Kellen throw for only 142 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. Or maybe it was the lack of the pick-master, Jerrell Gavins from the Bronco secondary. Or maybe the eeriness was caused by the incessant pacing of Chris Ault on the sidelines. Regardless of all the seemingly odd happenings on Saturday afternoon, the Broncos came away with a win, and became one step closer to an undefeated season and BCS bowl appearance. Join me now as we take a look at our stars, and the obvious goat from Saturday's meeting with the Nevada Wolfpack.