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Cactus Bowl Game In Gifs

NCAA Football: Cactus Bowl-Boise State vs Baylor Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Game in Gifs article, for obvious reasons (6 to be exact). Before I share the game in gifs, I would like to make a few comments. Most of you know that I don’t like to use words because I’m too lazy to type, so I’ll try to keep it brief. Let me begin by saying that of all the bowl games I’ve been to, this had to be the most special. Why? Well, because I was part of a smaller than usual group of fans who witnessed first hand a truly cathartic event...more about this in a bit. The venue itself was fun. Unlike the Fiesta Bowl, which I found to be very bland, the Cactus Bowl was played in downtown Phoenix and gave opportunity to enjoy some of the fun local hangouts like Marjles, The Angry Butcher, and Coach’s Corner. The guys I traveled with, former BU KO and Punt return specialist Steve Martin and ODB greatness OSOJDMcCoy, felt it very important to try all the watering holes between our hotel and the stadium. Playing in a professional baseball park converted to a football field was unique and I’m glad the Baylor side was the portable stands in the outfield. The field view was fantastic, literally on the field, the crowd was pretty small but rowdy, and the outcome of the game was more than even an ultimate homer like myself could hope for. At the end of the game the BU fans, which were about all that was left in the stadium, and the players mingled together hugging one another crying (not me, but I think JD was) and having a true Kumbaya moment together. Players were telling us, “We wanted to make you proud.” We were and are family. It was a healing moment that I can’t put into words. Sic ‘em Forever!

Now on to the game itself. I’m going to start with some tweets and move to the Gifs.

I always enjoy meeting new Baylor folks. Some were ODB fans and even know BNT...bless their hearts.

Ran across former players like

As I often do, I met and converted some opposing fans

Flintstone’s are from Boise?! Btw, that’s BU great Steve Rocket Martin on the right

Zach Smith’s Grandparents...really sweet folks. Oh, and an ultimate photobomb by a giant.

Ish had to get a picture with BNT. Proud of his season and he will have a monster season next year.

Now for the game in Gifs

When you saw KD make the catch of the year for our first TD

What Terence looked like running through the Bronco’s D

What J’Mychal looked like running through the Bronco’s D

When you saw Zach Smith throwing dimes and darts, while shredding the Bronco’s D

When you watched Taylor Young get a mind boggling 17 tackles in the game

What our D looked like destroying the Bronco’s O

When you knew we were going to win before the end of the 4th quarter

What it felt like when the game was over

Now it’s your turn.