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Jan 5, 2010 3:40 AM

Boise State surprises TCU in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It's something about the Fiesta Bowl that brings out the best in Boise State. The Broncos reached into their bag of tricks and stunned Texas Christian 17-10 in a Fiesta Bowl duel of unbeaten BCS busters.

After the Broncos pulled off a gutsy fake punt at their own 33-yard line, Doug Martin scored the decisive touchdown to give No. 6 Boise State a 17-10 victory over third-ranked TCU.

The game was tied 10-10 when Broncos punter Kyle Brotzman hit wide-open Kyle Efaw with a 30-yard strike with about 9 minutes to play. Four plays later, Martin dove over a tackler from 2 yards out as the Broncos became the second school ever to go 14-and-0, joining Ohio State in 2002. Brotzman also made a 40-yard field goal as the Broncos took an early 10-0 lead.

The trickery evoked memories of Boise State's BCS debut three years ago, when it pulled out a passel of gadget plays to defeat Oklahoma on the same field in the Fiesta Bowl.

Moore passed for 211 yards. Dalton finished with 272 yards and a score through the air, but was intercepted three times.

The Broncos are one of only three remaining unbeatens, along with Texas and Alabama, which will play for the national title on Thursday night.


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