Seems like whenever a bowl game ends with a score of 43 to 42, the game-winning point is scored on a 2-point conversion. Seems like whenever that happens, Boise State is somehow involved in this game.
While the aforementioned occurred in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl between the Boise State Broncos and the Oklahoma Sooners, it also occurred in Wednesday night’s Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl, which was played in Boise State.
Heading into the final minute of regulation, Bowling Green and Idaho were deadlocked at 35 apiece. Bowling Green QB Tyler Sheehan connected with Freddie Barnes on a 51-yard bomb to give the Falcons a 42-35 lead with 32 ticks on the clock. Game over, right?
Nope. On the ensuing drive, Idaho QB Nathan Enderle found Preston Davis on a 50-yard strike that brought the Vandals to within sixteen yards from the land of six. With 4 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Max Komar reeled in an Enderle touchdown pass to bring Idaho to within one point at 42-41; it was Komar’s only catch of the game.
Instead of going for one, the Vandals decided to do what the Broncos did in 2007; go for the two-point conversion. No there was no statue-of-liberty play, but there was another connection from Enderle to Davis, whose catch in the back of the endzone gave Idaho the 43-42 win.
Enderle completed the game going 15-of-28 passing for 240 yards and four touchdowns: one to Peter Bjorvik, one to Eric Greenwood, one to Preston Davis, and the last one to Max Komar. Vandals RB DeMaundray Woolridge carried the ball 22 times for 126 yards, finding the endzone twice.
Sheehan finished the game completing 33 of 47 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns as well: three to Freddie Barnes and one to Jimmy Scheidler. Barnes caught 17 passes for 219 yards.