The San Diego State Aztecs went on the road and picked up a huge 21-19 upset win over the Boise State Broncos on Saturday night. With the victory, the Aztecs reached "future conference rival" status with the Broncos, says Kevan Lee of One Bronco Nation Under God.
Aztecs head coach Rocky Long raised some eyebrows before the season when he suggested that ditching punting and always going for it on fourth down would be something that he would consider. That line of thinking bit the Broncos on Saturday, when Long decided to go for it late in the game in an attempt to salt the game away.
(SDSU running back) Adam Muema picked up fourth-and-two near midfield with under two minutes to go to seal the win. I love, love, love the decision by Rocky Long to go for it in that situation, especially since failing would have meant prime field position for a last-minute Bronco drive.
The home loss was Boise State's second in as many seasons. Last year, the Broncos fell to the TCU Horned Frogs on the blue turf. One thing that loss had in common with Saturday's, other than the result, was that Boise State was wearing its orange jerseys -- something that OBNUG doesn't want to see again.
Let's burn those orange jerseys. They are the worst.
The Broncos will likely fall out of the top 25 after the loss. The good news, however, is that the team gets an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii to face the 1-7 Warriors next weekend as a form of rehabilitation.