Football: Nevada comeback falls short against Boise State
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Kellen Moore tied his career high with five touchdown passes, three to fill-in fullback Dan Paul, and No. 6 Boise State remained undefeated with a 44-33 victory over Nevada on Friday night.
With executives with the Sugar, Fiesta and Orange bowls watching – and hearing fans’ chants of “BCS! BCS!” through the rain and cold – the Broncos (12-0, 7-0 WAC) withstood the Wolf Pack’s rally from 24 points down in the first half.
Boise State led 34-26 entering the fourth quarter before Moore’s fifth scoring pass, to brother Kirby, clinched its 24th consecutive regular-season win.
Doug Martin ran for 128 yards on 16 carries for the Broncos, who locked up at least a share of their seventh WAC championship in eight seasons. They have one more home date against lowly New Mexico State before BCS bids are announced next weekend.