Iowa State got on the board first after a 30-yard field goal from Adam Benike, taking a 3-0 lead. In the second quarter, Boise State's Brock Forsey scored from 4 yards out for Boise State to jump ahead 7-3. Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jamaul Montgomery, and Iowa State took a 10-7 lead to halftime.
In the third quarter, Brock Forsey gave Boise State the lead again, as he rumbled in from 2 yards out to place the Broncos in front 14-10. Quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie later scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak to make it 21-10. In the fourth quarter, Brock Forsey added his third touchdown of the game, a 9 yarder, as Boise State built a 27-10 lead, and pulled away from Iowa State. Lane Danielson scored on a four-yard run making it 27-16, but Ryan Dinwiddie threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Lou Fanucchi to cap the scoring, and give Boise State a 34-16 win.