A Look Back At The 2011 Border War

Last year I made the trip to Colorado and attended my first Border War. It was an experience I will never forget.

The Pokes had already secured a bowl berth. Meanwhile Steve Fairchild was desperately trying to hold on to his job, he failed.

Hughes Stadium was basically a bowl full of snow and ice. The temperature was in the low 20's and only the heartiest of fans showed up to brave the elements. Brett Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for 90 yards. The Pokes were holding onto a 20-19 lead in the fourth quarter. Mike Purcell sacked Garret Grayson for a safety with 3:18 left to make the lead 22-19. The Rams got the ball back with one minute left off on the clock.

Blair Burns sealed the victory by intercepting Grayson on 2nd down. Wyoming knelt down to take the third straight Bronze Boot.

Here is our picture gallery from the Border War.


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