December 22, 2011 in Sports

Boise State never looks back in bowl victory

Associated Press
 
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Boise State running back Doug Martin (22) breaks free from the Arizona State defense to run the opening kickoff back for a touchdown in the Maaco Bowl.
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LAS VEGAS — Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56-24 win Thursday night.

Arizona State (6-7) never seriously threatened the Broncos (12-1), even though Boise State had three turnovers and allowed a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by the Sun Devils to start the second half.

Arizona State missed on several opportunities to make the game closer, and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore played well enough in his last college game to keep his team scoring, despite some missteps.

Moore finished with 266 yards and two touchdowns, ending his career with 50 total wins.

The Broncos led 28-3 at halftime with Martin’s kick return, Moore’s passing touchdowns and another by wide receiver Matt Miller on a trick play.

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