This weekend in college football was a crazy one as four previously undefeated teams saw their first blemish of the season. Among those four were the Boise State Broncos who traveled to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys in a division battle.
After taking a 7-0 lead early on, Boise State would extend its lead to 21-10 before Wyoming mounted their comeback to tie the game at 28 before winning after the Cowboys earned the safety for the win.
Unfortunately, Wyoming had other plans. On 2nd and 10 with only 1:32 left to play, defensive tackle Chase Appleby sacked quarterback Brett Rypien and forced a fumble that bounced out of the back of the end zone to secure the win for Wyoming.
The victory moved the Cowboys up to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the division, placing them in first place. It also potentially knocked the Broncos out of contention for one of the six New Year’s bowls as they dropped from 13th to 24th in both the coaches and AP polls. The 11-spot drop is the biggest tumble of the four previously unbeaten teams as Baylor (previously 8th), West Virginia (previously 10th), and Nebraska (previously #7) only fell by two, five and four to 9th, 13th and 14th respectively.
Boise State’s next game is Friday night, at home, against the 3-6 San Jose State Spartans. Wyoming hosts Utah State on Saturday night.