Broncos win MAACO Bowl

Paul Gerke

Broncos win MAACO Bowl

CREATED Dec. 23, 2012

(19) Boise State defeated Washington on Saturday to become the first team in MAACO Bowl history to win three straight appearances.

The Broncos beat the Huskies 28-26 via a late field goal from senior kicker Michael Frisina, who was 3-for-3 on the afternoon.

Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick turned in an efficient 26/38 performance, throwing for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns. D.J. Harper rushed for 72 yards on 16 carries, and linebacker J.C. Percy recorded the second-most tackles in Las Vegas Bowl history (17).

Washington running back Bishop Sankey became the first player from a losing team to claim the Most Valuable Player Award. The Husky sophomore racked up 205 yards on 30 carries and scored a touchdown.

Boise State improved to 9-4 all-time in bowl appearances.

33,217 fans packed into Sam Boyd stadium, marking the eighth-straight year that the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas has drawn a crowd of over 32,000.