LANDOVER MD - SEPTEMBER 06: Quarterback #7 Tyrod Taylor of the Virginia Tech Hokies avoids defensive end #92 Shea McClellin of the Boise State Broncos at FedExField on September 6 2010 in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Boise State Scores With One Minute Left, Defeats Virginia Tech, 33-30

Boise State scores the game winning touchdown with one minute left on an impressive 5 play, 56 yard drive that took just 38 seconds. Virginia Tech played well overall but couldn't hang on for the win.

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Virginia Tech Vs. Boise State Recap

Landover, MD (Sports Network) – Kellen Moore’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Austin Pettis with 1:09 remaining in the game provided third-ranked Boise State with a thrilling 33-30 win over No. 10 Virginia Tech in an action-packed season-opener for both schools.

It was an incredible night for Pettis. The senior wide receiver blocked a punt and caught a second touchdown pass for the Broncos (1-0), who last year became just the second team in NCAA history to record a 14-0 season, capping it with a 17-10 win over TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.

Playing out of the Western Athletic Conference for a last season, the Broncos have already started the debate if they can be BCS busters this year and reach the national title game. They accomplished the first step against what should be BSU’s only ranked opponent this season.

Moore threw for three scores, while D.J. Harper ran for another TD for the Broncos.

Tyrod Taylor had a pair of touchdown throws for the Hokies (0-1), who are coming off a 10-3 season last year when they downed Tennessee in the Chick- Fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Ryan Williams rushed for a pair of scores and caught another TD pass.

After a Virginia Tech punt, Moore led the Broncos on a drive that was aided by a big late hit call. Pettis caught a 14-yard pass on the left sideline, but Bruce Taylor’s hit out of bounds tacked on more yardage.

Two plays later, Pettis got free in the back of the end zone and caught a perfect strike from Moore.

Taylor couldn’t drive the Hokies past midfield, and Jarrett Boykin failed to hold onto a long fourth down pass that would’ve given Virginia Tech the ball deep in BSU territory. The Broncos ran out the remaining half-minute.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise State: Virginia Tech Falls Short In Comeback Bid, Loses 33-30 To Boise State

Tyrod Taylor couldn’t bring the Hokies back from behind in the final minutes as he had for most of the game. When it mattered the most, Virginia Tech couldn’t make the plays they needed to get in position to at least take the game into overtime.

The final drive for the Hokies consisted of 3 incomplete passes by Tyrod Taylor, and one sack taken. On two of the passes, including the Hokies final play, Taylor threw the ball deep down the field, opting to not try to just get the first down.

The final game recap of the game will be up on SB Nation DC momentarily. Stay Tuned.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise State: Broncos Take Lead With One Minute To Go

Boise State scores with one minute left on an impressive 5 play, 56 yard touchdown drive that took just 38 seconds.

Virginia Tech sat back in a prevent and it cost them the lead.

The Hokies have two timeouts and at least have to drive into field goal range to try to take this game into overtime.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Hokies Extend Lead With 34 Yard Field Goal

A 10 play, 63 yard, drive by the Hokies is capped off with a 34 yard field goal by kicker C. Hazley extending their lead to four points.

Virginia Tech was fortunate to still have the lead because Boise State should have easily hit a 30 yard field goal on the prior possession. Instead their kicker missed it because of a bad snap to the holder allowing Tech to maintain in control of the game.

Special teams for both of the participants will be the story for this game once it is all said and done.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Hokies Go For It On Fourth Down And Score

A roughing the kicker penalty comes back to haunt Boise State. After the penalty, the Hokies were left with 5 yards to go for a 1st down on 4th down. They decided to go for it and instead of a first down, they got a touchdown.

A failed two point conversion, which left Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the ground in pain, keeps the game close at 27-26.

These two teams are picking up the scoring pace in the 2nd half making this game one of the most exciting games to be played at FedEx Field in years.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Boise State Strikes Back Quickly

A little over one minute is all it took for Boise State to re-take the lead over Virginia Tech with a 71 yard scamper by Broncos running back D.J. Harper.

On third and short with the Hokies stacking the line, Harper found a small opening to cut through, broke a couple tackles, and sped away for the touchdown. No Hokie was even close to catching the speedy Harper once he was past the defense.

Boise State leads 26-21 in the third quarter.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: One Yard Run By Ryan Williams Gives The Hokies The Lead

The deliberate Hokies offense has started to wear down the Boise State defense. After an impressive seven play, 68 yard drive punctuated by a 1 yard Ryan Williams score, the Hokies have taken the lead over the Broncos 21-20.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Passing Touchdown from Tyrod Taylor Gets The Hokies Back In It

After Boise St's initial onslaught, the story of the game has become the efficiency with which Virginia Tech is conducting their offense. They still trail the Broncos, but at least they are looking pretty while doing it.

Tyrod Taylor has yet to throw an incomplete pass, with his last connection going for a touchdown. After the first quarter it looked like this game was all but over, but Virginia Tech has clawed back into it in the second quarter, and now only trail by a very manageable six points as we head towards half time.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Hokies Get Back In It With Touchdown From Ryan Williams

For a while there, it looked like the Broncos were just going to run away with this one.

AFter they had let Boise State rattle off 17 unanswered point, the Hokies needed to make sure they didn't let the game get any more out of hand. They used a strong running game to put together a long and sustained drive, then capped it off with a 1-yard touchdown from Ryan Williams.

They now trail 17-7.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Miracle Touchdown Catch Has Boise St Up 17-0

After the teams exchanged posessions, Boise St got the ball back and marched right back down the field using a strong run game. But when they got near the goal line, they went back to play action, which has been their bread and butter all night.

Kellen Moore made a beautiful lofted throw to the corner of the end zone, but it was the catch that stole the show. Bronco tight end Tommy Gallarda made a miraculous one handed catch as he slid out the corner of the end zone to give the Broncos an early 17 point lead. The play was reviewed, and upheld.

We'll have video of the catch when it becomes available.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St: Blocked Punt Leads To Touchdown For Boise St

And you thought Virginia Tech was the team with the stand-out special teams ...

Boise St. pulled a play out of Coach Beamer's playbook, and blocked a Virginia Tech punt deep in Hokie territory. Two plays later, Kellen Moore threw a his first touchdown of the year to extend the Broncos lead to 10.

It's a lot quieter at Fed Ex Field right now than it was about 15 minutes ago.


Virginia Tech Vs. Boise St.: Early Field Goal Gives The Broncos A 3-0 Lead

Well, that was a pretty crazy way to start a football game. Virginia Tech went flea flicker on the opening play of the game, then fumbled the next snap, which Boise St. recovered.

A short three and out later, Boise St. kicked a 44 yard field goal to grab the first lead of the game.

At least I think it was Boise St. With the jerseys these two teams are wearing, it's pretty hard to know who you're looking at. They don't look like each other, that's not the problem. They just don't look very much like themselves.


Where To Follow The Game Tonight

I think it's safe to assume that Tonight's game between Boise St. and Virginia Tech is going to have some pretty high television ratings. Watching at home is nice, but there's nothing like following it with people who really have something at stake.

For the Blacksburg perspective, check out Gobler Country, our Virginia Tech blog.

If you want a more blue point of view, head over to One Bronco Nation Under God.

For analysis that is not as biased, but no less passionate, Every Day Should Be Saturday's Spencer Hall will be live blogging the game at


Report: Virginia Tech-Boise State Game Nearly Sold Out

Last night, my eyes perked when I saw an advertisement for tickets to Monday's big Virginia Tech-Boise State showdown on the Redskins' broadcast. I found this amusing because there seemed to be a discrepancy in previous report about just how many tickets were actually available.  

However, according to a report by Mark Giannotto of the Washington Post, the game is indeed close to selling out. 

"We anticipate by game time to be close to a sellout," said Mitch Gershman, the Redskins chief marketing officer.   

Gershman's remarks are consistent with what he told David Teel of the Daily Press a week ago. It remains to be seen whether Gershman is indeed correct about the attendance by kickoff. 


College Football Kickoff: Virginia Tech, Boise State Meet In Top 10 Battle At Fedex Field

Most football fans in D.C. are probably pointing to September 12 as the first big football game in town. However, there's another big game happening at Fedex Field a week before the Redskins' season opener against the Cowboys. 

That game is a big college football tilt on the night of Labor Day. In a matchup that could have national title implications, No. 3 Boise State will travel to face No. 10 Virginia Tech at Fedex Field at 8 p.m on Monday. 

For Boise State, it's impossible not to look ahead at the implications if they can win this game. The rest of the schedule is pretty tame, save for a home game against Oregon State. A second straight undefeated season would be well within their reach, and maybe this time they will have a chance to play for the national championship.

For Virginia Tech, this is a chance to get the season off on the right foot, for a change. The last time Virginia Tech won their first two games of the season was way back in 2006/07. Last year, they lost to Alabama in their season opener. Two years ago, it was East Carolina. Three years ago, it was LSU in the second game of the season. A win against Boise State would set them up for a much better 2010/11 season. 

We'll be providing news updates for this game in this StoryStream. You should also visit SB Nation's Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country and SB Nation's Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God

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