Boise State Football Today Update
Boise State football today update: The coaches discussed the game plan with the media. The offense showed a few flashes of creativity, but the defense was the star of the show in the Broncos' home opener against the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks. The Broncos won with stellar defense and special teams, and a passable offensive effort.
Boise State's defense
This season, Boise State's defense has been on top. The Broncos have held their opponents to less than 60 points seven times in a row. The school record is eight straight games held to under 60 points. The Broncos' defense is ranked second in the Mountain West. The Broncos are coming off a victory against Fresno State, which held them to just 55 points.
Boise State's defense has some new faces. After Marcel Yates left the school, Andy Avalos has been named the new defensive coordinator. Avalos has experience as an assistant coach at Boise State. He may have some ideas of his own about how to defend against the triple option.
After a disappointing season last year, the Boise State Broncos were hoping to start the new season on the right foot against a PAC-12 opponent on the road. This year, the Broncos will travel to Corvallis, Oregon to take on the Beavers. They will kick off the season at 8:30 p.m.
Boise State stalls on a couple of run plays. But they cover 33 yards on 11 plays and settle for a field goal. On second down, Hardison threw a touchdown pass to Rey Flores that was called back, due to an illegal man downfield penalty on UTEP's Justin Mayers. The Miners then stall on two run plays and are forced to punt.
Boise State is currently ranked 91st in scoring offense and 107th in total offense. They also rank 104th in passing offense and 92nd in rushing offense. This should make them solid favorites tonight.
After a disappointing season, Dishawn Misa and the Broncos are ready to start a new season on the right foot. The Broncos' defense showed some flashes of creativity in last week's home opener, and they will look to keep that momentum going as they travel to face the Oregon State Beavers. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. today at Reser Stadium.
Misa, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker from Eastside Catholic High School in Seattle, Washington, was offered by Boise State last spring and received offers from many other Pac-12 schools. He ended up signing with Boise State after visiting Utah and Colorado and decided to go to a school where he knew the coaching staff. Misa's family had already cancelled a trip to Utah because of the relationship with the university's staff. He was an integral part of a linebacker group at Eastside Catholic that included eight Division-I prospects, including four of the top seven 2020 prospects. Misa is a highly touted prospect who will be a key contributor to the Broncos' defense.
Boise State football today update: Boise State met with the media to discuss the upcoming game. In the end, the Broncos' defense was the star of the home opener. Despite a lackluster offensive effort, the Broncos beat the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks.
UTEP is struggling to run the ball. It took 11 plays to move 54 yards and faced a second-and-6 at the Boise State 48. The offense went 5-5 passing to start the drive. UTEP had a chance to score on Boise's 38-yard line, but failed to convert.
The Broncos are favored by 16.5 points in this game. UTEP's defense ranks 77th in total defense and 89th in scoring defense. It is due for a big game for Hank Bachmeier.
The UTEP Miners face a tough first-and-down on the Boise State football field. Boise State's offense moves quickly and the Miners can't fumble the ball. But UTEP's defense adjusts well to a hurry-up from Boise. The Miners drive 80 yards in nine plays, taking nine:10 off the clock. UTEP was down by 10 points, but it's not too late. The Miners have a first-and-20 at Boise's 38 and a good chance to score.
UTEP's offensive game needs to improve to avoid early losses. The Miners need to cut down on their mistakes and play the running game to their advantage. UTEP was penalized eight times, which cost them 93 yards. This will help the Miners' chances of making six wins and bowl eligibility.