2006 has been a magical year for
Behind a gutsy 147-yard three-touchdown effort by Heisman candidate Ian Johnson, Boise State (12-0) broke open what was supposed to be a close game to down powerful Nevada 38-7 to win its fifth straight Western Athletic Conference championship and a likely berth in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Johnson, who sat out last week with cracked ribs and a punctured lung, was sensational inside and outside for the Broncos.
So too was senior quarterback Jared Zabransky, who completed 20 of 27 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown. In the past two weeks, Zabransky has been on fire for Coach Chris Petersen, hitting 41 of 50 passes. Legedu Naanee was the leading receiver with seven catches for 129 yards and the touchdown. Freshman Jeremy Childs was impressive with three receptions for 65 yards, while seniors Jerard Rabb and Drisan James also had three grabs.
The Bronco "D" forced four turnovers, beating the Wolf Pack
at their own game.
The Broncos now await their bowl fate that will depend on
two weeks of polls and computer ratings.
Congratulations for an incredible magical year Boise State!