The most anticipated game of the season for Bronco Nation ended in heartbreak as the Oklahoma State Cowboys simply outplayed the Broncos in a 44-21 beatdown.
The game started slow as both teams started with a three and out. Neither team would find the endzone until the second quarter. The Broncos would strike first as Rypien would find Lee Hightower for a 31-yard strike. From then on out, Oklahoma State would take control scoring 17 unanswered points to close out the half with a 17-7 lead.
The Cowboys would find the scoreboard first to extend their lead by 3 with a field goal. The Broncos would bring the game within 6 as A.J. Richardson would find the endzone on an impressive one-handed, 34 yard catch.
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Oklahoma State would score two more times, one on a second blocked punt by the Cowboys. Boise would close out the third quarter with their last score of the game when 5 yard pass from Rypien to Blakely.
The fourth quarter was all Oklahoma State as the Cowboys would tack on the final ten points of the game to close out 44-21.
Boise State was plagued by special teams issues as the unit would be the direct cause of 14 Oklahoma State points.
The Broncos still have an entire season to look forward too and can still win the conference and finish the season with one loss. Two Bronco opponents that Bronco Nation can look forward too are Utah State and BYU. Utah State scared a ranked Michigan State team on the road and just blew out an opponent last week. BYU just beat out a 6th ranked Wisconsin on the road.
Keep your heads up, Bronco Nation. We’ve been in worse situations before. Have a good weekend and Bleed Blue.