The Boise State Broncos feel right at home in the Fiesta Bowl, leading 31-17 against Arizona at the half. The Broncos offense could not be contained by the Wildcats defense, and raced out to a 21-0 lead.
The first two touchdowns were a 56-yard run by Jay Ajayi, and then a 57-yard pass to Chaz Anderson.
The third score was another Ajayi score to put the Broncos up by three touchdowns, and was a Fiesta Bowl classic play as the Broncos ran the Statue of Liberty play.
Statue of Liberty if back for Boise State http://t.co/3Urt1Y9vNZ— Jeremy Mauss (@JeremyMauss) December 31, 2014
Arizona mounted a comeback to make it 21-7, but the Broncos responded with Ajayi's third touchdown of the game. This play was reviewed but there was not enough evidence to change the call. This score was set up when Cleshawn Page picked of Arizona's Anu Solomon.
Jay Ajayi with his third TD of the game http://t.co/y0X7TTe0Bi— Jeremy Mauss (@JeremyMauss) December 31, 2014
The Wildcats responded with a 87-yard drive that went 13 plays and was capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by Nick Wilson. That made it 28-14.
Boise State was driving down the field looking to extend its lead before the half, but Grant Hedrick had his first miscue of the game when he was picked off by Cam Denson who returned the ball 31 yards. Boise State's defense held Arizona to a 42-yard field goal.
Boise State got the ball back with the 30 seconds and elected to go for more points, and not run out the clock. Hedrick found Thomas Sperbeck on back-to-back passes for 15 and 25 yards. Hedrick then found Troy Ware for a 17-yard pass, and that led to a 36-yard field goal.
Here are the halftime stats, and technically Hedrick is a perfect 18 for 18, but one pass was caught by an Arizona player.