Oct. 29, 2005
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Sophomore safety Marty Tadman made two interceptions and a clutch fourth-down stop as Boise State's defense stifled Nevada en route to a 49-14 win Saturday.
The victory extended Division I-A's longest current home winning streak to 29 games and marked the 30th straight league win for the Broncos (6-2, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference) while dealing the Wolf Pack (4-3, 3-1) their first conference loss.
Tadman made the first of four Bronco fourth-down stops in the game when he tackled Nevada's league-leading rusher senior B.J. Mitchell for no gain on fourth-and-one from Boise State's 5-yard-line with 3:44 left in the first quarter.
Tadman then made the first of five Bronco interceptions in the game when he picked off Nevada junior quarterback Jeff Rowe at the Boise State 20-yard-line on the next Wolf Pack possession. Rowe was benched with 7:07 left in the game after Rashaad Richards intercepted a Nevada pass in the end zone and returned it 76 yards to Nevada's 24-yard-line.
Bronco junior quarterback Jared Zabransky ran for one touchdown and threw for three scores while senior Antawn Carter rushed for two more TDs as the Broncos moved into 16th place for the all-time longest home winning streak in college football.
After Boise State went up 21-0, Nevada got on the scoreboard with 2:10 left in the first half when Rowe found junior receiver Caleb Spencer for a 43-yard touchdown pass. The Wolf Pack didn't score again until junior Robert Hubbard ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left in the game.