Frisina's late field goal lifts Boise State past Washington

7:26 PM, Dec 22, 2012   |    comments
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Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Once again, Boise State hit the jackpot in Vegas.

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 Stadium.

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 receptions.

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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