Mountain West blog MWC Connection figured they might see a low-scoring, close ballgame. They just didn’t expect to see Boise on top when it was over.
The outcome was close as I expected, but what i did not expect was that Boise’s defense was able to play as well as they did; especially by their defensive backs. Andy Dalton did not really help himself out with three picks and that floater at the end of the game on that final drive where TCU started at their own one and was looking good.
This win nulls any AP title talk that TCU might have been received. Boise State impressed me very much, most specifically their defensive backfield that was able to tip multiple passes and the second biggest play was the early pick for a touchdown. However, that fake punt was the biggest play of the game, or perhaps the dropped pass that would have tied the game for TCU.