Boise State to pay tribute to 2007 Fiesta Bowl team with throwback look

BOISE - A decade after the Boise State Broncos shocked the college football world by beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, the 2016 team will pay tribute to their predecessors by replicating the look of the Fiesta Bowl uniforms during this weekend's homecoming game against Colorado State.

Boise State announced the uniform combination on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

The throwback helmets feature the old Boise State logo - a Bronco head with the words "Boise State" underneath it - that was used from 2002-2012. The jerseys and pants are the modern versions, but will be the same colors - white and orange, respectively - as those worn in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

The game on January 1, 2007 between the No. 9 Broncos and the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners formally launched the underdog team from Boise into the hearts and minds of millions of college football fans. With a series of trick plays, the Broncos engineered an improbable and stunning come-from-behind overtime win over the favored Sooners.

Immediately after the game Ian Johnson, the running back who scored the winning two-point conversion on a Statue of Liberty play, proposed to his then-girlfriend - a Boise State cheerleader -  on national television. The game is widely regarded as one of the best college football games of all time.

The 2006 team will be honored at this weekend's homecoming game against Colorado State. 

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Johnson, who will be on hand for the homecoming festivities, sent out a "proposal" for fans to come to this Saturday's game.

 


 

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