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December 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Las Vegas Bowl game thread

PRICE PICKED OFF AND GAME OVER — That’ll do it as a Price pass is picked off by Jeremy Iaone with 14 seconds left. He was trying to hit Bruns but Ioane got it.

UW will finish 7-6. More later.

BOISE STATE BACK AHEAD — Frisina hit a 27-yard field  goal with 1:16 left. So BSU is ahead 28-26. UW has one time out left.

UW HAS LEAD — Huskies moved from their own 4 to the 20 and this time Coons hit the field goal, a 38-yarder, to make it 26-25 with 4:09 left.

UW HAS BALL — UW got a stop of Boise State and now has the ball at its four following a punt by QB Joe Southwick. 11:02 left in the game.

INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER — Sorry for the break in posts. We’re into the fourth quarter and UW just blew a chance to take the lead when Coons missed from 41 yards out with 12:02 remaining. UW converted two third downs with passes to get to the 20. But Price was sacked on a third and five to force the field goal and Coons then missed it to the right.

UW ANOTHER QUICK ANSWER — Well this is turning into a shootout now as UW came right back with its own 12-play, 75-yard drive to score, converting three third downs — of 11, 10 and four — to score on a 6-yard pass from Price to Austin  Seferian-Jenkins. Price scrambled away from pressure to find an open ASJ, who tumbled  into the end zone. A pass on a two-point play was batted down, however, so it’s 25-23.

BRONCOS WITH EARLY SECOND-HALF STATEMENT — Great drive for Boise State to start the half as it goes 74 yards in 15 plays in 6:39. BSU converted two fourth downs and also overcame a third and 18. The TD came on a 1-yard pass from Southwick to Huff. So BSU back in front 25-17 with 8:13 to go in the third quarter.

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY — Boise State will get the ball first.

THERE GOES THE DEFENSE — So much for the thought this would be a defensive struggle. BSU has 274 yards to UW’s 237. Also, Sankey has 129 yards rushing. UW bowl  record is 193 by Rashaan Shehee in 1997 Aloha Bowl against Michigan State.

HALF OVER — It’s Boise State 18-17 at halftime.

UW OFFENSE ON A ROLL — The momentum of this game has turned suddenly as UW just drove 63 yards in six plays in 1:34 capped by a 7-yard run by Price. Price was hit at about the 2 but bulled his way into the end zone for the TD. Just three seconds left in the half.

UW DRIVE HALTED — Huskies got what looked like a big break on  a Trufant fumble recovery of Southwick forced by Shirley that gave the Huskies the ball at the 38. But UW couldn’t move and failed on a fourth and four pass to Bruns at the 32. Still 18-10 with under two minutes left in first half.

UW ANSWERS QUICKLY — UW got what it needed with a quick scoring drive to cut the lead to 18-10. Price hit Williams over the middle for 39 yards and then after an incomplete pass Sankey ran it in from 26 for the score with 4:42 to play in the half. 18-10 Boise State.

BSU NOW UP 18-3 — Boise State quickly moved 88 yards in five plays in just 2:16 using a double pass from receiver Chris Potter to Holden Huff of 34 yards to take an 18-3 lead. BSU tried to run it in for two but was stopped just short. Obviously a dangerous time now for UW with the way the Husky offense is playing. Boise State has 253 yards to 113 for UW so the Broncos have been pretty dominant.

BSU TAKES 12-3 LEAD — BSU adds a 30-yard field goal to make it 12-3 with 9:00 to play in first half after the drive that began with the Taylor interception of Price. Timu a good tackle on a third down crossing pattern to keep BSU two yards short of the first down.

PRICE PICKED AND BSU ON THE MOVE — Jamar Taylor picked off a Price pass intended for Williams at the 44 and the Broncos have quickly moved to the 21.

EARLY SECOND QUARTER UPDATE — It’s still 9-3 as each team went three and out on its first possessions of second quarter. UW has the ball at its own 22 with 12:36 left in first half. UW has gotten some yards running but the passing game is shut down so far with Boise getting pressure and the WRs not getting open.

END FIRST QUARTER — Boise State leads 9-3 after the touchdown pass. UW has a second and 10 at its own 24. Boise State a 111-78 edge in yards. Southwick 8-12 for 63, Price 2-5 for 15 with two drops and one thrown away. Stats here.

BSU TAKES 9-3 LEAD — A 14-play 79-yard drive has BSU on top. It was methodical and BSU scored on a 16-yard pass from Southwick to Geraldo Boldewjin as Parker missed a tackle inside the 5. Shelton blocked the PAT so it’s just 9-3 with 15 seconds left in first quarter.

UW TIES IT — Coons field goal good from 26 and the game is tied at 3 with 4:47 to play in first quarter. A 33-yard Sankey run on a sweep got UW to the 16. But Williams dropped a perfect pass on third down near the goal line forcing UW to settle for the field goal.

BSU TAKES 3-0 LEAD — BSU drove 29 yards following the fumble to set up a 34-yard field goal  by Michael Frisina to make it 3-0 with 10:26 to play in first quarter.

UW FUMBLES — Sankey fumbles on a third and two and Boise State has it at the 46 to end UW’s first possession.

GAME UNDERWAY — Boise State won the toss and deferred. UW starts at its 25. Offensive starting lineup shows no surprises.

BIG LOSS FOR BOISE STATE — BSU announced here a little while ago that starting DE Demarcus Lawrence, the team’s leader  in sacks this year with nine, has been suspended and won’t play today.

Here’s a link with details.

PRE-GAME CHAT — Check out the pre-game chat below:

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