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BOISE, Idaho – Grant Hedrick ran for two touchdowns to lead No. 22 Boise State to a 28-14 victory over Fresno State to win the Mountain West Conference championship Saturday night.
Boise State (11-2), which claimed a share of the conference title in 2012, won its first outright league championship since joining the Mountain West four years ago. The Broncos preserved their chance to get the lone slot for a team outside the power five conferences in a major New Year's Day bowl game.
Hedrick was 9 of 16 passing for 155 yards, and had 81 yards rushing with the two scores to earn the game's offensive MVP honors.
Tanner Vallejo, who had 13 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown, won the defensive MVP award.
After winning the inaugural Mountain West championship game last year, Fresno State (6-7) lost to the Broncos for the second time this season.