A look around the WAC

Updated: September 28, 2004, 11:34 AM ET
By Kevin Acee | Special to ESPN.com
The two men who had been the game's heroes could hardly watch as their team's dreams hung on a football about to be launched through the Boise air on Friday night.

Boise State had lost an early 16-0 lead and, in the final minute of the third quarter, gone down 27-22. The Broncos couldn't help but wonder if the nation's longest winning streak and their Bowl Championship Series aspirations were going to be memories.

"In the back of everyone's minds was that we're trying to put together a season without any losses in it," linebacker Korey Hall said.

"We've worked so hard," receiver T.J. Acree said. "I didn't want to see all that go down the drain."

As the fateful moment approached, standing on the sideline with Brigham Young kicker Matt Payne preparing to attempt a 38-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining in a one-point game, Acree and Hall had divergent thoughts.