02 Jan 2007
For those who missed the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl last night, you sure missed a doozy. Some Boise State trickery in the 4th quarter and overtime gave them the victory. I suggest you check out the video here. (Right click on the link and scroll to 'open in new window' - we wouldn't want you leaving our site prematurely!)
For those not in the know, I definitely understand. I normally waste none of my time on college football. But Boise State is a small school that went undefeated this year. Oklahoma, a perennial powerhouse, lost two games. They were meeting last night in one of the top five bowl games played each year in college football. (By the way, I was eating Tostitos Hint of Lime chips. I suggest you go out and purchase several bags right now. They're that good.)
For those not wanting to click on the link, the 4th quarter play was a pass to a receiver, who then flipped the ball backwards to a teammate cutting across behind him. The teammate ran the 40 yards for the tying touchdown with just ticks left on the clock. In overtime, Boise State needed a touchdown to stay in it, which they got on 4th down. They went for the 2-point conversion to win the game, which they got on what I believe was the Statue of Liberty play. I can't quite recall, but I believe this play is so old-school that it is actually immortalized in a Charlie Brown episode.
Good fun for all. Perhaps this game will revitalize college football for those of us who no longer pay attention.