Frisina Lifts No. 15 Boise State Past Washington, 28-26


Washington

26

2012 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
F
 Washington Huskies
3
14
6
3
26
 15/20 Boise State Broncos
9
9
7
3
28
Boise State

28


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 Quick Stats
Washington
Boise State
 First Downs
20
21
 Rushing Yards
205
109
 Passing Yards
242
298
 Total Yards
447
407
 Total Plays
77
75
 Fumbles-Lost
0-0
3-2
 Penalties-Yards
1-1
2-1
 Interceptions-Yards
0-0
2-11
 3rd Down Conversions
8-18
7-19
 4th Down Conversions
0-1
2-2
 Sacks By-Yards
1-2
4-12
 Field Goals
2-3
3-3
 Time of Possession
30:59
29:01

 Stat Leaders
 Passing
C-Att
Yds
TD
Int
 UW - Price
20-39
242
1
2
 BSU - Southwick
26-38
264
2
0
 Rushing
Car
Yds
TD
Long
 UW - Stankey
30
205
1
33
 BSU - Harper
16
72
0
17
 Receiving
Rec
Yds
TD
Long
 UW - Williams
6
95
0
39
 BSU - Potter
9
55
0
16

Dec. 22, 2012

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Michael Frisina came up big for Boise State, kicking a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory Saturday over Washington for their third MAACO Bowl Las Vegas trophy in a row.

Frisina made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead for the first time on Travis Coons' 38-yard field goal. Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when Jeremy Ioane intercepted Keith Price's pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.

Boise State had to overcome a 205-yard rushing game by Bishop Sankey against a normally stingy Bronco defense. Sankey also had 74 yards receiving, giving him 279 of Washington's 447 yards from scrimmage. He was the MVP of the game, despite being on the losing side.

Frisina was 12 for 17 on field goals coming into the game, adding three on Saturday, including a 34-yarder to open the scoring that was his first field goal over 30 yards for the year.

Boise State, which outscored Utah and Arizona State 82-24 in its two previous Las Vegas Bowl wins, looked to be heading for a third straight blowout when Holden Huff scored on a 34-yard pass with 5:25 left in the second quarter for an 18-3 lead. But Sankey scored on a 26-yard run on Washington's next possession, and Price scrambled for another score with 3 seconds left to make it 18-17 at halftime.

After both teams scored touchdowns on long drives in the third quarter, the Huskies took their only lead of the game on the field goal by Coons with 4:09 left. On the ensuing kickoff, though, freshman Shane Williams-Rhodes returned the ball 47 yards to the Washington 42, and Joe Southwick guided them to the 12 before Frisina hit the winning kick.

The teams traded long drives in the third quarter, with Boise State going 74 yards in 15 plays to open the second half, and Washington responding with a 75 yard, 12 play drive. The Huskies went for a 2-point conversion that would have tied it, but the pass was incomplete.

Southwick ended the day with 264 yards passing, while D.J. Harper added 72 on the ground. Matt Miller added 90 yards receiving in the Bronco win.