Fiesta Bowl- Boise State vs. Oklahoma- WOW!


Feb 25, 2000
You have got to be friggin' kidding me. What an unbelievable game. This one had it all- big early leads, come from behind rallies, seemingly fatal mistakes with only seconds remaining, and then the truly unbelievable- hook and ladders, pitch passes and Statue of Liberty plays.

While I appreciated the fact that the BCS system was tweaked to allow teams like Boise State a chance to compete, I thought for sure that, despite their best efforts, it could only be a matter of time before the superior size, strength and speed of Oklahoma would wear them down. I've never been so glad to be wrong.

In any ranking exercise, I realize it's human nature to give greater weight to more recent events, but I honestly don't know that I've ever seen a better, more exciting college football bowl game in my entire life than the one we witnessed tonight. Congratulations to coach Chris Petersen and the rest of his team on a tremendous season and an even more incredible game tonight.
Yeah, that was an amazing game. I am so proud of the Broncos for pulling that win out. One of the best games I have ever watched! :thumbup:

I'm amazed you're able to post this from home! Judging from what I saw on TV, I figured every resident of Boise is in Arizona tonight. :D
If I was the only sober person in the state right now, I would not be suprised...;)
I went to bed early in the 3rd when it looked like Boise State had it pretty much in hand. Imagine my displeasure to read the story this morning. The Statue of Liberty. Sweet! :D

Awesome game. I like Oklahoma, but am not a fan, and couldn't help hoping the underdog would win. I really thought Oklahoma would come back from the early deficit, and just roll over Boise.
That had to be the most enjoyable college game I've seen this year. I was at some friends' house, and we had actually turned off the tv, then decided to turn it back on, and watch the "very end", which turned out to be a little longer than we expected:D
What a game! I was rooting for Boise all the way. I think their coaching staff must have the biggest set of stones with their play calling. Come on!... 4th and 18, and call and execute a perfect hook and ladder for the touchdown!
Going for the 2 to win in overtime and the perfect call and execution of the misdirection Statue of Liberty type play! I don't think there will be a more exciting bowl game out of the ones left, including the Championship game.
One of the greatest college football games of all time. Hands down. i couldnt believe it.