SI.com has a nice little article about Boise State making it to its first BCS game.
Of course, the last time BSU played in a statement game, it didn’t go too well:
… Instead of validation, the Broncos received a public whupping, losing 48-13 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. At the heart of the meltdown was quarterback Jared Zabransky, who turned the ball over six times and left the game after the second quarter to be treated for dehydration…
Ladies and gentlemen, that “whupping”, of course, was at the hands of our beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
Two great quotes from the article to share:
… Senior left tackle Daryn Colledge (now with the Green Bay Packers) presumably spoke for all his teammates after the game when he told a gathering of reporters, “I’m just ready to go home…”
…”Internally, as a program, we put too much emphasis on the Georgia game,” said Zabransky… “A lot of us pressed and forced things, me especially…”
Interestingly enough, the article goes on to sound like much of the media did before the Georgia game. And there’s the “Ian Johnson should have been given more thought for the Heisman” stuff, too. Sorta like this guy’s gotten, I guess.