Broncos Win Two ESPYS

HOLLYWOOD The Boise State University football team went two-for-two at The 2007 ESPYS Awards co-presented by Hummer and Under Armour, Wednesday night, at the Kodak Theatre.

Boise State claimed each of the two awards it was nominated for, including “Best Game of the Year” and “Best Play of the Year.”

“It was a great night for Boise State University and our program,” Bronco football Head Coach Chris Petersen said. “This event was a lot of fun to be a part of.”

Boise State won the award for the best game with its 43-42 overtime win over the University of Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. 

The Broncos were up against this past year’s AFC Championship game, when the Indianapolis Colts came from behind to defeat the New England Patriots, and Oklahoma State University’s 105-103 overtime victory over the University of Texas in men’s basketball.

The Broncos' winning two-point conversion on a Statue of Liberty play in overtime claimed the honor for best play.

Other nominations included: Travis Pastrana, who successfully completed the first double back flip in motocross history at the ESPN X Games; the University of Pittsburgh’s Darrelle Revis, who returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown against West Virginia University; the New York Mets’ Endy Chavez, who robbed a home run off the bat of St. Louis Cardinal Scott Rolen in game seven of the NLCS; and the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, who made a wild, off-the-glass shot in a 104-101 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Petersen, quarterback Jared Zabransky, tailback Ian Johnson, and wide receiver Legedu Naanee were all in attendance to accept the awards.

The 15th annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised on ESPN on Sunday, July 15, at 9:00 p.m. ET.


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