Zabransky named offensive MVP

January 2, 2007 

Boise State senior quarterback Jared Zabransky was named the Fiesta Bowl's offensive most valuable player.

Zabransky, who completed his career 33-5 as a starter, completed 19-of-29 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the Broncos' 43-42 overtime upset of Oklahoma.

Zabransky, who was sacked three times, threw one interception that was returned for a touchdown in the final minutes of regulation. But he regrouped to lead Boise State 78 yards in 55 seconds to tie the game with seven seconds remaining in regulation.

"To have that feeling that you pulled it off, your guys believed in you all the way to the end, it's just unbelievable," Zabransky said.

Boise State junior safety Marty Tadman was the game's defensive MVP. Tadman intercepted two Paul Thompson passes, one in the end zone and one that he returned 25 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Tadman also had five tackles in the victory.

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