Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bowl Season officially underway

One down - Thirty-three to go.

And if they are all that good, we'll have no complaints.

Wyoming downed Fresno State 35-28 in double overtime in the New Mexico Bowl in a big upset. (At least as far as those in my NCAA Bowl Confidence Pool were concerned.

The Pokes kicked a field goal with 20 seconds left to force the overtime and then made a crucial fourth down stop in the first overtime.

Fresno had the ball at the start of the first overtime and worked itself into a first and goal from the one situation. But Ryan Matthews was stopped on two tries and then a quarterback sneak didn't work on third down. Head Coach Pat Hill opted to go for the TD on fourth down and Matthews was again stopped.

But Wyoming was extremely conservative after getting the football. And it missed a field goal giving Fresno life. However, it was shortlived. Wyoming scored a touchdown in the second overtime, after a 3rd down pass interference call kept the drive alive.

The Wyoming defense stopped Fresno one more time and the Cowboys could celebrate as New Mexico Bowl champs.

No comments:

Post a Comment