Well that was dumb and ugly.
But at least the Broncos leave Laramie with the win and _yoming stays that way.
The first series for the Broncos didn’t really start out too well when Hank Bachmeier’s first throw of the game was picked off by _yoming’s C.J. Coldon. The Co_boys (I am taking that too) were able to move the ball (kind of?) and take a lead with a field goal by John Hoyland.
After that, there wasn’t much done by _yoming’s offense.
The Broncos were able to go 75 yards in 12 plays on the next series to take the lead and (fortunately) never look back and score the game’s first touchdown to go up 7-3.
After three punts between the two squads, the Broncos were able to get close enough for Jonah Dalmas to nail a 34 yard field go and put the Broncos up 10-3.
After that, the weather played a very big role in how the two squads moved the ball.
The Broncos and the Co_boys combined for nine swappings of the ball without any points before someone (the Co_boys) actually scored again.
In that time there were was a fun blocked punt by the Broncos that had a phantom block in the back penalty that negated a touchdown. Oh and George Holani had to walk very gingerly off the field. So that’s cool.
And to add some fun special teams moments, Avery Williams muffed a punt that gave _yoming the ball and some momentum. I definitely forgive the greatest Boise State special teams player for trying to make something happen. We all have “bad” days.
After the Co_boys scored their FG, the Broncos were able to march down the field (11 plays, 75 yards) and score another TD to give the Broncos more breathing room (17-6).
The Co_boys weren’t done scoring as they were able to tack on one more field goal to cut the lead to eight, 17-9.
Neither team was able to do anything substantial after that score and the Broncos leave Laramie with the win.
Khalil Shakir continues to be The Man for the Broncos. The future (hopeful) NFLer and (very much so) Boise State Hall of Famer had 105 yards receiving and 38 yards rushing in the crappy weather. Just imagine what he could have done if they didn’t have to worry about the snow.
Van Buren’s straight ahead style of rushing came through for the Broncos as the grinder rushed for over 75 yards and a touchdown.
The Broncos will meet San Jose State for the Mountain West Conference title game.