Post Game Thoughts
The old saying a win is a win is what you can take away from the game at Sam Boyd Stadium. The first half was one of the ugliest first halves we have seen from the Broncos in quite some time. I think a few things contributed with the slow start. First, anytime you come off of a bye week you risk losing some momentum you have built to that point, and second, if you come out and play a team like UNLV who many probably felt is one of the worst teams in the nation, then you risk the chance of playing lethargic uninspired football. I must hand it to UNLV; they played hard inspired football for three and a half quarters and gave the Broncos all they wanted until Boise State ran away with the game. Let me tell you why getting surprised by UNLV in the first half was a good thing. First, this type of a performance in the first half knocked the broncos down a peg, humbled them and as a result, I think it will help focus them for the rest of the year. Second, Boise State had to fight through some adversity where they remained calm, made some adjustments, and started to gain much of that momentum back. Usually, I talk a lot of stats, but I feel the really important thing to take away from this game was the resiliency of the Boise State football team to overcome a bad start, shake it off, and finish strong, it shows leadership and character. This Saturday ought to be a great one as TCU who has been on a roll comes to Bronco Stadium, it will be a good test for this Bronco team, one I’m sure both sides are eager for.