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West: Boise State completes another undefeated regular season

Now the Broncos must wait to see whether they will be shut out of the BCS picture for the second year in a row.

December 06, 2009

at No. 6 Boise State 42, New Mexico State 7: Doug Martin had four touchdown runs and the sixth-ranked Broncos (13-0, 8-0) beat the Aggies (3-10, 1-7) in a Western Athletic Conference game. Boise State finishes the regular season undefeated for the second consecutive season. "I think our record speaks for itself," said Coach Chris Petersen, whose team was 12-0 last year only to be left out of college football's big-money bowl games. "We have faith in this system and think that it should work out." Kellen Moore threw for 272 yards and a score for Boise State. The Broncos will have to wait until tonight to see whether they made it into one of the big-money bowls this season. Boise State has won 26 straight regular-season games overall. "I think we deserve a chance at the BCS this year," safety George Iloka said. " . . . We can't do anything about it. I'm not going to lie -- it would hurt if we don't make it this year."

Fresno State 53, at Illinois 52: Offensive lineman Devan Cunningham caught a deflected pass with two seconds left and stumbled into the end zone for a two-point conversion, giving the Bulldogs (8-4) a wild victory over the Fighting Illini (3-9). Ryan Colburn capped a 67-yard drive by connecting with Jamel Hamler for the last touchdown. Hamler caught the ball at the five and stretched across the goal line just as his knee hit the turf. After the conversion, officials reviewed the play and ruled that an Illinois defense back had tipped the ball -- not a Fresno State player -- allowing anybody to catch it.

at Louisiana Tech 55, San Jose State 20: Daniel Porter ran for 199 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (4-9, 3-5) over the Spartans (2-10, 1-7) in a WAC game that was the last of San Jose State Coach Dick Tomey's 29-year career.

-- associated press

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