Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bowl Season's Off to a Great Start

The New Mexico Bowl was a smashing start to Bowl Season, as the Wyoming Cowboys came form behind to edge out Fresno State in double OT, 35-28. After a tight first half, the Bulldogs looked like they were pulling away with a 28-17 lead in the 4th. But, the Cowboys weren't quite finished. Wyoming's true-frosh QB led the Pokes on 2 scoring drives, the first for a TD and 2-pt conversion and the second to set up a last second FG. The last drive was kept alive by a fake punt, 2 other 4th down conversions, and a long 3rd down completion in the teeth of Fresno's blitzing D. In overtime, both teams blew their first OT possesions before Wyoming scored on their 2nd possession and held Fresno State on downs.

It was a pleasant surprise form a game that not many people were interested in watching and an excellent way to kick-off bowl season. The Rutgers St. Pete's Bowl win over UCF was less interesting, but still a solid game to help ring-in this season's endgame. Tonight's New Orleans Bowl is setting up to be a dud-worthy dullard, matching up SoMiss and Mid.TN, but after that New Mexico Bowl last night, who knows?

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