For months, this game has been circled as the Boise St. Broncos only potential challenge of the year, besides their opener against the Georgia Bulldogs. And a challenge it was! The TCU Horned Frogs walk away with a 36-35 victory in Boise. Nobody ever beats Boise State in Boise.
TCU had the chance to tie with a minute to go, but elected to go for two points to take a one-point lead. Casey Pachall found Josh Boyce near the goal line -- Boyce nearly saw the ball get picked off, but shrugged a tackler and made his way from blue turf to orange turf. Here's video of the play:
The Broncos' emergency strategy appeared to be having Kellen Moore hurl the ball as far as possible while hoping for pass interference calls. Referees didn't bite until a fourth down near midfield, flagging an uncatchable pass. Whatever works. The drive remained alive, and Boise State reached field goal territory.
A 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right, and there you have it.
Boise State hasn't lost at home in 10 years. The Broncos haven't lost a conference game at home since 1998. For once, TCU isn't threatening to crash the BCS. But for once, Boise State suddenly isn't. I blame the Mountain West for insisting on non-blue home uniforms.