Football won a championship. That’s kind of the big news, but some other stuff happened as well. Let’s check in!
Marta Hermida (basketball)
Ms. Hermida recorded the second triple-double of Boise State program history last week in a 94-50 win over some gal named “Corban.” Not sure how that’s fair, five versus one, but ok. It counts as a win, so that’s all that matters. Hermida has been on fire for the Broncos this year so seeing her continue to do well is pretty great.
Lexus Williams (basketball)
Statistics-wise, Mr. Lexus Williams was ok last week. 12 points against Loyola Chicago (plus some other stuff) and then only seven points against Oregon (again, with some assist and a couple of steals). But three of those points against Oregon?
Boise State's halfcourt heave ends Oregon's nation-leading home winning streak! pic.twitter.com/TfBiKJMe8Z— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 2, 2017
SHAZAAM!!!! I watched that replay no less than a billion times over the weekend (actual results may vary). What an incredible shot (and incredible weekend for Broncos really). This is going to go down as one of the greatest shots in Bronco-lore.
Leighton Vander Esch (football)
Pretty self-explanatory on this one. Game-high 16 total tackles, a pass break-up, and the game-sealing interception. Not to mention the conference champion defensive MVP. He had himself a fantastic night. Can’t get much better than this on the defensive side of the ball.
Cedrick Wilson (football)
I am not sure if this is going to be considered a “controversial” selection, but this one I felt kind of strongly about. Brett Rypien was selected as the offensive MVP from the game. Rypien’s statline wasn’t bad. 246 passing yards, no TDs but, more importantly, no picks. But he did take some sacks (four of them to be precise) that came at some inopportune times. He managed the game and didn’t make too many costly mistakes. Wilson, on the other hand, had the most yards receiving of either teams (148 yards) and the most number of receptions (eight). He had three plays of over 20 yards (22, 28, and 59). That’s pretty darn good. Wilson accounted for over half the Broncos’ receiving yards and, by himself, almost beat out Fresno’s total (the Bulldogs had 172 total yards receiving).
Ok now. Let me have it in the comments. What did you think.