Live coverage: Boise State vs. Oregon State in the Hawaii Bowl

By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman


First quarter

OSU — Trevor Romaine 27 field goal, 12:49. Key plays: Wide receiver Brandin Cooks gained 29 yards on a fly sweep and 21 yards on a screen, but true freshman linebacker Tanner Vallejo broke up consecutive passes inside the 5-yard line. Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:11. Oregon State 3, Boise State 0

BSU — Dan Goodale 24 field goal, 8:07. Key plays: Quarterback Grant Hedrick scramble and found wide receiver Aaron Burks for a 10-yard gain on third-and-6 to start the drive. He added a 43-yard throw to wide receiver Matt Miller on the next play. A holding penalty stalled the drive inside the 10. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 4:42. Oregon State 3, Boise State 3

OSU — Cooks 2 pass from Sean Mannion (Romaine kick), 4:15. Key plays: Tight end Connor Hamlett’s 11-yard catch on third down got the drive started. The TD came on third down and Mannion rifled a throw into a small window to Cooks, who was surrounded by four Broncos. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:52. Oregon State 10, Boise State 3

OSU — Rashaad Reynolds 3 fumble return (Romaine kick), 2:52. Oregon State 17, Boise State 3

Second quarter

BSU — Goodale 42 field goal, 13:38. Key plays: Senior wide receiver Aaron Burks made a 13-yard catch on second-and-13 and gained 12 yards on a reverse on first-and-10. Hedrick missed two throws to Miller from the Oregon State 25. Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 4:14. Oregon State 17, Boise State 6

OSU — Reynolds 70 fumble return (Romaine kick), 7:46. Oregon State 24, Boise State 6

OSU — Terron Ward 9 run (Romaine kick), 2:54. Key plays: Kevin Cummings made a 26-yard catch. On the TD, Ward ran over safety Jeremy Ioane at the 2-yard line. Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 3:08. Oregon State 31, Boise State 6

Third quarter

OSU — Storm Woods 5 run (Romaine kick), 7:58. Key play: Tyrequek Zimmerman made a 17-yard catch on third-and-11. Drive: 13 plays, 94 yards, 4:45. Oregon State 38, Boise State 6

BSU — Jay Ajayi 1 run (Goodale kick), 4:32. Key plays: Freshman tailback Devan Demas gained 26 yards on a fly sweep and Miller made a 14-yard catch to the 1. Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 3:26. Oregon State 38, Boise State 13

Fourth quarter

BSU — Miller 85 pass from Hedrick (Goodale kick), 9:19. Drive: 2 plays, 90 yards, :37. Oregon State 38, Boise State 20

BSU — Goodale 33 field goal, 2:51. Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 3:17. Oregon State 38, Boise State 23



Records for Miller, Mannion

Boise State junior wide receiver Matt Miller recorded 11 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown to break the school single-season record for receptions. He made his 83rd catch — beating Jeremy Childs’ record of 82 in 2007 — for a 14-yard gain to the 1-yard line in the third quarter.

Miller finished the season with 88 catches, 1,136 yards and 12 touchdowns — all career highs. He needs 14 catches, 476 yards and 14 touchdowns next season to break the career school records.

Miller set a Hawaii Bowl record with an 85-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter and a Boise State bowl record with his receiving yardage.

He was named Boise State’s Hawaii Bowl MVP.

“This whole bowl prep, you’re thinking you’re coming here to get a win, so it’s kind of a bittersweet taste in your mouth, you work so hard and come here and lose the ball game,” Miller said.

Oregon State junior quarterback Sean Mannion was 24-of-33 for 259 yards and a TD. He broke the Pac-12 record for passing yards in a season previously held by Washington’s Cody Pickett (Caldwell High).

Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks made eight catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. He broke the Pac-12 record for receiving yards in a season. He already held the record for receptions in a season.

Another pick for Deayon

Boise State sophomore cornerback Donte Deayon grabbed his team-high sixth interception late in the first half. He earned All-Mountain West second-team honors this season.

Two TDs for Beavers DB

Oregon State senior cornerback Rashaad Reynolds scored on fumble returns of 3 and 70 yards in the first half. Reynolds came into the game tied for the team lead with six interceptions but hadn’t scored a touchdown.

Keepaway in stands

Boise State kicker Dan Goodale’s PAT went into the stands in the third quarter. A boy got the ball and the fans around him didn’t want to give it back. Security got involved and the fan chucked the ball to another section. That became a game involving much of the stadium, as the ball was passed — and, at least once, punted — from section to section.

The ball started behind one end zone. A fan finally gave it to a sideline worker at the other end of the stadium.

There was a happy ending, though — Hawaii Bowl Executive Director David Matlin gave the boy who started it all a commemorative football and a high-five.

End of an era

Chris Petersen wasn’t here, but the Hawaii Bowl ended the eight-year period in which he led the Broncos’ program. Boise State finished (92-12 going into game) during that time. Running backs coach Keith Bhonapha also did not work the game because he followed Petersen to Washington immediately.

Here’s what we know about the other eight full-time coaches:

Going to Washington: Chris Strausser (offensive line), Jonathan Smith (quarterbacks), Pete Kwiatkowski (defensive coordinator), Jimmy Lake (defensive backs).

Staying at Boise State: Scott Huff (tight ends/special teams; will be offensive line), Andy Avalos (defensive line; will be linebackers).

Unknown: Bob Gregory (linebackers), Robert Prince (offensive coordinator).

Quick hits
Boise State was the visiting team and wore white pants, white jerseys and blue helmets. … Boise State’s captains were center Matt Paradis, defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, wide receiver Matt Miller and safety Jeremy Ioane. … Ioane, who is from Honolulu, had 144 tickets out for the game. … Wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes (ankle) and safety Taylor Loffler (hernia) did not play. Quarterback Joe Southwick and tailback Derrick Thomas were suspended. … Boise State borrowed a local horse named Super for the game. … Linebacker Darren Lee carried the Hammer. … Boise State won the coin toss and deferred. … Gregory wore a lei on the sideline. … New Boise State coach Bryan Harsin did not attend but was interviewed on the phone by ESPN.



Thursday story: Broncos need a break
Friday blog: Watch video from Friday’s press conference
Saturday story: Southwick sent home, Patti reinstated
Saturday blog: Mark Coyle reacts to Southwick suspension
Sunday story: Hard work defines Matt Paradis
Sunday notebook: Matt Miller says players happy with Harsin hires
Sunday column: Brian Murphy on Joe Southwick
Sunday blog: Joe Southwick’s interview with KTVB
Sunday blog: Shane Williams-Rhodes out for game
Monday story: Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks is nation’s best receiver
Monday story: Bob Gregory takes helm for one game
Monday notebook: News and notes from the Hawaii Bowl
Tuesday story: The emergence of Matt Miller
Tuesday column: Murph on Joe Southwick
Monday blog: Watch Taylor Loffler draw smiles at the children’s hospital



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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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