Friday, December 25, 2009

Play of the Year....

....for the Broncos of Boise State, I believe is the two point try in the Nevada game, the day after Turkey Day. The second touchdown in the first 7 minutes of the game proved costly. The snap was to Austin Pettis who scrambled around and eventually was taken down 2 yards short of the goal line. While the missed conversion attempt was moderately unimportant, the related injury to Austin Pettis was very significant. Yes, the Broncos rallied to finish off the Wolfpack that night on ESPN, and later the next week, dominate the Aggies of New Mexico State. The Broncos captured the W.A.C. trophy once more, but all along every fan(fanatic) worried about the health of #2. The key receiver in the highest scoring offense was down for perhaps the rest of the year. Surgery for a broken ankle/leg bone was to commence and the chances of the Broncos, remaining undefeated, took a hit. The remaining wide receiver corps, collectively, was banged up and inexperienced. Due to these worries, I think this play could be deemed the Play of the Year.
Yes, one might say, the awesome hit by Winston Venable on Fresno State's Ryan Colburn might qualify. Also in the same game, Titus Young's hustle to recover a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown was also very key. Local Blogmeister/BSU historian, Tom Scott, believes the Billy Winn safety in the Oregon game is clearly the big play.
Here we have the video of the two point play, where Pettis got injured. Somewhat non-descript play....maybe showing Pettis getting up slowly.

Here we have the ESPN announcers discussing the revelation that Pettis could be hurt and the Coach Pete theory of going for two point conversions......

Would love to see Austin Pettis rebound for the BCS game against TCU. Hence, the Christmas wish for Santa dropping off a hyperbaric chamber at his house in hopes of a quicker recovery.

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