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Jan. 1, 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Boise State University vs. University of Oklahoma

BSU 43         OU 42

Internet Success has had requests to repost my information about the 2007 Fiesta Bowl featuring the undefeated Boise State Football Team. I have included the parade and links to other websites regarding this amazing football team. Enjoy.

Bronco Nation celebrates Boise State Bronco's Perfect Season

Bronco Nation Celebrates Boise State University Football Team's Perfect Season. See Northwest Passages Slide Presentation.

Music from Blue Thunder Marching Band


Boise State University grants rights to movie

Out of the Blue a Film About Life and Football at Boise State

Out of the Blue a Film about Life & Football - Directed by Michael Hoffman.

Out of the Blue, a Film About Life and Football at Boise State is a documentary look at the underdog Boise State football team who came from nowhere to defeat the mighty Oklahoma Sooners in what many have called the greatest college football game ever played. The film follows a group of Boise State athletes from humble backgrounds who expected to be BCS contenders but were overlooked by the blue chip programs. Instead they came to Boise State and found a first-year head coach with a blue collar work ethic and a no-nonsense attitude. This team defied the odds to deliver a perfect 13-0 season that culminated in a BCS busting 43-42 victory at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Out of the Blue DVD WebsiteCheck out the movie website at View the movie trailer, clips, filmmaker's blog, calendar of events, community forum.

BSU grants football film rights to Boise trio - KTVB.COM
Boise State grants film rights to Fiesta Bowl Season to Iron Circle Pictures -
Kay's Korner: The biggest thing to hit Boise States since blue turf -
From blue turt to silver screen, Boise Filmmakers Granted Rights to BSU Story - New West Boise

Idaho Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter signs Proclamation - Boise State Univeristy Broncos Football Month
KBCI-TV Looking Back on the Broncos Big Day
Arbiter Online - Boise Celebrates

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Date: January 1, 2007
Site: University of Phoenix Stadium (73,000)   
Glendale,AZ 85305

The 36th annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl was considered the game of the century pitting the Boise State Broncos against the Oklahoma Sooners. BSU, the 2006 WAC champions, finished their season undefeated with a 13-0 record, defeating OU in overtime 43 to 42. The Boise State Broncos are the only undefeated Division I-A football team in the nation.

The game of the century included three trick plays, the Broncos unloaded their playbook:

  1. The hook-and-lateral scored the tying touchdown. This is a play the Broncos work on day after day. James, lined up wide left, ran 15 yards downfield and cut toward the middle of the field. Rabb, lined up wide right, went about 12 yards and across the field to the left.

    Zabransky fired to James, after catching the ball James kept it for a second to draw the defense and then pitched to Rabb.

    Rabb caught the pitch, turned the corner and down the sideline with no defender in sight.

  2. Perretta lines up at quarterback in the shotgun with Zabransky at running back. Zabransky motions to the left, Perretta takes the snap and rolls to the right. A designed sweep, Perretta tossed the pass over the defender and Schouman grabbed the touchdown.
  3. The Statue of Liberty play scored the 2-point conversion to win the game in overtime 43-42. Zabransky looked at three wide receivers to his right, faked the pass into the end zone, then handed the ball behind his back to tailback Ian Johnson, who raced untouched into the end zone.

Coach Petersen accepted the championship trophy and told the crowd "this one here is for the Bronco Nation, right here". He gave credit to the two backup QBs for calling the play that tied up the game.

Read the reports and see the trick plays that created the game of the century.
Bronco Sports

ESPN - NCF Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
ESPN Sports
Fox Sports - Kustra hopes to Build on Fiesta Bowl Success - Parade set for Fiesta Bowl Champs
BSU bookstore - get your Bronco gear

Coach Petersen

Stadium - Boise State Univeristy

Boise State’s historic football success and its signature blue turf make a significant impression. But there’s more to the story. BSU goes beyond the blue. Boise State University is located in Idaho's capital city. In addition to sports accomplishments, BSU has become distinguished in academic excellence.

Learn more about the blue turf.


Stadium - University of Phoenix of Phoenix Stadium A 73,000 seat multipurpose facility, University of Phoenix Stadium has been named one of the world’s ten most impressive structures by BusinessWeek.  It is the only American structure among this list.


Links of Interest

YouTube 2007 Fiesta Bowl
House Resolution commending BSU Football Team

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