Boise State and Washington State Game Preview

Boise State and Washington State Game Preview

Boise State and Washington State Game Preview

Can the Cougars take down the Broncos?

While the final result appears notable enough, it's even more nutty when looking back at the sequence of plays that led up to three overtimes.

Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin gave high praise to Faulk, "He's a great player, had a chance to go out to National Football League past year and stayed".

Quarterback Brett Rypien has been one of the best in the nation over the past two years, but struggled against the Trojans and was handily outplayed by backup Montell Cozart. The fumble came as WSU QB Luke Falk was sacked and hit his head harshly on the turf.

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On Washington State's ensuing possession, the Cougs had to settle for a game-tying field goal, not being able to convert on a 3rd and goal from the Boise 1. Hilinski had already entered the game for Falk once before in the third quarter, but was removed after his only drive ended in an interception.

Boise State and Washington State Game Preview

Haden Hogarth kicks a 37-yard field goal to give the Broncos an early overtime lead.

In second OT, and Washington State struck first with a one-yard touchdown run to go up 41-34.

With less than three minutes remaining, the Broncos completely muffed a punt. The touchdown completed a 21-point fourth quarter comeback for the Cougars who trailed 31-10 with 10:53 left in the game.

The two teams swapped field goals in the first overtime and touchdowns in the second before the Cougars created permanent distance on the scoreboard. Sophomore James Williams set school marks for a running back in the opener against Montana State as he caught 13 passes for 163 yards, while senior running back Jamal Morrow provided 116 all-purpose yards to move into eighth place in school history with 3,238.

Mike Leach and the No. 20 Washington State Cougars will have a chance to pick up a marquee nonconference victory when they take on the Boise State Broncos on Saturday night in Pullman.

Hilinski threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Morrow, and Powell's extra point tied the score at 31 with 1:44 left.

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