Boise State Football Team Wins Two ESPY's

12 million sports fans across the United States gave overwhelming support to Boise State's 43-42 overtime win over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. The fans gave Boise State two ESPY Awards at last night's annual show in Hollywood. The Fiesta Bowl was awarded Best Game of the Year, while the winning play in the game, dubbed "Statue Left" won for Best Play of the Year.

The Boise State football team continues to score historic firsts.  The Broncos were honored with two ESPY Awards last night in Hollywood for Best Game of the Year and Best Play of the Year.  The annual ESPN awards show was filmed at the Kodak Theatre and will be aired Sunday night at 7 p.m. Mountain Time on the network.  Each year, sports fans from around the nation vote on the awards, with a record 12 million people voting this year.

Boise State won the Best Game ESPY for its 43-42 overtime win over the University of Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl although in reality, that award should probably have gone to Oklahoma.  Had the Sooners not come back from a 28-10 deficit in the game, it likely would not have been awarded the ESPY.  Other nominees were the AFC Championship game between Indianapolis and New England and Oklahoma State's overtime win over Texas in men's basketball.

The winning play in that game, Boise State's "Statue Left" play, was honored for Best Play of the Year.  On the play, quarterback Jared Zabransky faked a pass to the right side of the field and then handed off to running back Ian Johnson, who went untouched into the end zone.  Statue Left beat out Travis Pastrana's first double back flip in motocross history, Darrrelle Revis' 73-yard punt return for Pittsburgh against West Virginia, New York's Endy Chavez, who robbed Scott Rolen of a home run in game seven of the National League Championship Series, and Dwyane Wade of Miami who made a wild, off-the-glass shot in a win over Indiana.

 


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