It’s difficult to critique a game played with so much vigor and passion. The Boise State Broncos benched Austin Pettis for exerting some of that passion – A flip in the end zone, a 15 yard penalty and a seat on the bench. Laramie Wyoming is not what you would consider a hostile environment, it was sold out and there was an emotional factor with the loss of a freshman player that died in a car accident Labor Day weekend. There were five thousand yellow shirts donning #12 in his memory. Boise State and 17 unanswered first quarter points quickly silenced the 29,014 sold out crowd.
Doug Martin was a machine and dominated the game, so much so when Avery came in for a carry the announcers didn’t notice (not that they were the best of announcers in the first place). Doug had 17 carries for 105 yards and a TD. Kellen had a great day at the office, calm, cool and collected he racked up 370 yards with a couple of TD’s, but gave up an interception (almost two – one called back) which is rare for Mr. Moore. Boise established their ground game and put up 275 yards compared the negative yards from Wyoming. We got the chance to see some of the future Broncos - Southwick engineered the final scoring drive to cape the game with a Jarvis Hodge 11 yard TD run.
So how do you critique 51 points? Holding the Cowboys to just 6? I think Wyoming self destructed and could not handle the pressure Boise State was presenting, as a result they became very mistake prone. The cowboys held Texas to just 34 points the previous week and they couldn’t manage to control the Broncos who seemed to score almost at will. The forth quarter became the time to see some of the future faces, which was a good thing. I would guess we will see more of this in games to come. The bottom line is there were mistakes made, but most of them by the Cowboys and if Boise State can continue with this sort of performance, forcing the opposition to make more of the mistakes everything will work itself out. Next up the home opener with #25 Oregon State Beavers. BTN had contacted two of the Beavers bloggers and we are hoping to do a blog swap this week.