Boise State wins Vegas Bowl, beating Washington

By Tim Dahlberg

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22 2012 5:48 p.m. MST

Boise State's Geraldo Boldewijn (17) reaches over the goal line to score a touchdown despite pressure from Washington's John Timu (10) during the first half of the MAACO Bowl NCAA college football game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas.

David Becker, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Little Michael Frisina came up big for Boise State, kicking a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory over Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.

Frisina, who stands 5-foot-5, made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead for the first time on Travis Coons' 38-yard field goal. Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when Jeremy Ioane intercepted Joe Southwick's pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.

It was the third Las Vegas Bowl win in a row for the Broncos, who had to overcome a 205-yard rushing game by Bishop Sankey against a normally stingy Boise State defense.

Frisina was only 12 for 17 on field goals coming into the game, but kicked three of them.

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