Boise State Turns Up the Heat on Troy
Boise State returns to the G5 throne in Week 1 rematch
With Boise State’s opening 56-20 victory over the Troy Trojans, the broncos proved that last year UCF was merely borrowing the G5 crown, but the throne still resides in Boise.
Most of the talk leading up to this game focused on Troy’s defense, Alabama’s humidity, and hoping that Brett Rypien gets off to a better start than he did last year. Rypien took care of two of those concerns quickly and the humidity never had an opportunity to become a factor.
Rypien didn’t wait until October to throw his first touchdown of the season, instead connecting with Sean Modster for a 20 yard touchdown with 10:53 left in the first quarter. Rypien to Modster was a popular combination throughout the game as Modster caught 7 passes for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. To add to his impressive night, Rypien also surpassed 10,000 passing yards for his career.
Even with all the success, second team quarterback did make it onto the field, however it was with about 6 minutes left and a 29 point lead. As effective as the passing game was (305 yards and 4 touchdowns), the running game could not find a solid footing. Alex Mattison, in his quest to be the 9th consecutive 1,000 yard rusher, finished with only 56 yards on 14 carries.
The Trojan defense held BSU under 100 rushing yards until late in the game when backup quarterback Chase Cord got to the edge and ran 44 yards for a touchdown.
For the game, Boise State had a total of 416 yards and tallied 6 touchdowns and one turnover. 5 different Broncos made it to the end zone with Modster leading the way with 2. Cord, Mattison, CT Thomas, and Akillian Butler all reached for 1 touchdown each.