BOISE, Idaho –
Boise State University running back Doug Martin and cornerback Jamar Taylor were each named to ESPN.com’s 2011-12 All-Bowl Team, Friday.
The Broncos were one of only three teams to place more than one student-athlete on the list, joining Baylor and Oklahoma State.
The Broncos defeated Arizona State in MAACO Bowl Las Vegas 56-24 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 22. The point total was the most by a team in bowl history.
Martin returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a lead it would not relinquish just 14 seconds into the game. He also rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown, and broke the bowl record with 301 all-purpose yards, a record that had stood since 1997.
Defensively, Taylor returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown, and recorded two tackles and a pass break-up. The interception return was the longest in bowl history.
Martin’s touchdown return was also the longest in bowl history, and marked the first opening kickoff returned for a score in any bowl game since Ted Ginn, Jr. did it in the 2007 BCS title game.
Martin earned the Rossi T. Ralenkotter MVP trophy following his performance.
Boise State’s senior class finished with 50 wins, more victories than any class in NCAA history. --broncosports.com--