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Senior Kellen Moore capped his stellar collegiate career with victory No. 50, as the No. 7 Boise State Broncos smashed the Arizona State Sun Devils 56-24 in the Maaco Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Moore, Football Bowl Subdivision's all-time winningest quarterback, had some tentative moments but played well enough in his last college game, throwing for 293 yards and two TD.
Despite two interceptions and a fumble, BSU's 22-year-old signal-caller effectively led the Broncos, who were passed over for an at-large BCS bid showed no letdown in their intensity level.
Broncos finished seventh in the BCS standings, but they were not given an invitation to one of the big-money bowl games.
Moore, who helped transform the Broncos from a virtual unknown to a powerhouse during his stay, will not only be missed in Boise State, but his accomplishments will live on.
The former recruit out of Prosser High School in Washington set school records for passing yards, touchdowns, completions and total offense.
Moore also finished fifth all-time among NCAA quarterbacks for passing yards while racking up 50 total triumphs.
Moore's 142 passing TD ranks second all-time in FBS history, while his career 50 wins is likely to remain unchallenged for some time.
Moore, who has been a Heisman finalist and a three-time WAC champion, improved to 3-1 in bowl games Thursday.
Broncos senior Doug Martin, voted the game's MVP, returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a TD that gave BSU a 7-0 lead 14 seconds into the tilt. Martin rushed for 151 yards and had another TD for the Broncos (12-1).
Brock Osweiler threw for 395 yards with two TD and an interception on a 30-of-47 efficiency in the loss, the fifth consecutive setback for the Sun Devils (6-7).
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