Boise State Receives Bid To 2007 Fiesta Bowl

Boise State received an invitation to one of college football's top four bowl games, as the Broncos were selected to play Oklahoma in the 2007 Tostidos Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day.

It's Official!

 

Boise State received its first invitation to a Bowl Championship Series bowl today, selected by the Tostidos Fiesta Bowl to play Big 12 champion Oklahoma on New Year's Day in Glendale, Arizona.

 

The Broncos (12-0) sealed the deal with a resounding 38-7 win over rival Nevada to finish the season two weeks ago.  Boise State was denied a BCS bid two years ago despite going undefeated in 2004 as well.

 

With a win in the New Year's Day game, Bronco head coach Chris Petersen would become the winningest first-year coach since 1900.  Petersen was named the head man of the Broncos when Dan Hawkins announced he was leaving the school to coach at Colorado.  Petersen is one of the finalists for National Coach of the Year.

 

Oklahoma (10-2) finished the season in style, upending Nebraska 21-7 to capture the Big 12 title last night in Kansas City.  The Sooners lost the services of star running back Adrian Peterson for most of the season, but didn't miss a beat.  Oklahoma streaked to eight consecutive wins, outscoring its opponents 219-100 during that stretch. 

 

Boise State began selling tickets to the Fiesta Bowl last week in anticipation of the expected announcement.  The Varsity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Tickets are $150 each.

 

Kickoff for the 2007 Fiesta Bowl is 6 p.m. Mountain time on Monday, January 1st.


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