A wild finish in Laramie has many in Bronco Nation feeling down on their team’s chances in landing in the Mountain West Conference Championship on December 3rd.
It was a back and forth game between San Diego State and Wyoming, and it came down to the last second in regulation.
In a last second prayer, SDSU threw the ball into the end zone, and the play was originally called incomplete and that was considered the end of the game.. Until the refs were buzzed in to look at the review and this is what they saw.
Until the refs were buzzed in to look at the review and this is what they saw.
SDSU's hail mary called incomplete on the field—currently under review: pic.twitter.com/8gGh09jFFm
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 20, 2016
The play was later reversed and San Diego State did indeed get possession of the ball in the end zone, resulting in a touchdown.
SDSU head coach Rocky Long felt like it was a good time to go for 2 instead of a safe extra point attempt.
— Wyoming Cowboy FB (@wyo_football) November 20, 2016
It didn’t end well and Wyoming stopped their conversion to win the game, 34-33. Their second defeat of a Top 25 opponent this season.
This hurt Boise State’s chances of locking in a spot in the Mountain West Conference Championship.
What does this mean for Boise State?
Chances are slim, really slim for Boise State to be back in the Mountain West Conference Championship discussion. It starts with Boise State this upcoming Friday evening. They have to beat Air Force at Falcon Stadium.
And it ends in Albuquerque next Saturday evening, where Wyoming and New Mexico will face off in the last regular season game.
If Boise State does indeed win against Air Force, they have done all they can up to that point. For the Broncos to be back in the discussion for the championship game, New Mexico would have to upset Wyoming.
Boise State owns the tie-breaker if Wyoming does indeed lose to the Lobos. This would put the Broncos in the Mountain West Championship game against San Diego State.
The Broncos would host the game.
The triple option offense has been a nightmare for Boise State in the past, and they will see it for a second time this season this coming Friday in Air Force.
Hypothetical situation: If Boise State loses against Air Force and New Mexico beats Wyoming, New Mexico wins the Mountain division.
If New Mexico wants a shot at this scenario they have to defeat Colorado State tonight, to remain in a three-way tie in the Mountain Division.
A wacky scenario, but it could happen.
Wyoming Wins Out
If the Cowboys win out, they win the Mountain Division.
Most of the national outlets have Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl against a PAC 12 school. Some have shown the New Mexico Bowl as well as the Hawaii Bowl. Only time will tell.
November is a crazy month in college football, let’s see how this plays out.