Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Once again, Boise State hit the jackpot in
Michael Frisina's third field goal of the day, a 27-yarder with 1:16 left to
play, gave the 20th-ranked Broncos a third consecutive victory in the MAACO
Bowl Las Vegas with a hard-earned 28-26 decision over Washington at Sam Boyd
Boise State (11-2) also got a strong performance from quarterback Joe
Southwick in extending its overall winning streak in bowl games to four
straight, with the first-year starter completing 26-of-38 passes for 267 yards
and connecting with freshman tight end Holden Huff for a pair of touchdowns.
The Broncos' defense, meanwhile, allowed a career day to Washington running
back Bishop Sankey, but came through with a big play at the end, with Jeremy
Iaone intercepting the Huskies' Keith Price with 14 seconds remaining to end
any comeback hopes.
Washington (7-6) rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to take a 26-25
lead on a Travis Coons field goal with 4:09 to go, but wound up denied a first
eight-win campaign since 2001 despite Sankey's personal-best 205 rushing yards
along with a touchdown on 30 carries. He added another 74 yards on six
Price finished with 242 yards and a touchdown on 20-of-39 efficiency while
also running for a score, but was intercepted twice as the Huskies ended their
season with a second straight defeat.
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