Boise State vs. Colorado State Recap: Broncos Use Big Plays to Double Up Colorado State, 56-28
Boise State looked unstoppable
Broncos Remain Undefeated All-Time Against Colorado State.
Friday nights matchup was a great opportunity for Colorado State to springboard themselves into the second have of their season. Coming in with a chance to extend a two game conference win streak with an opportunity to knock off Boise State would have been a great way to do so. Boise State came in wanting to keep pace with Utah State in the Mountain division and to stay unbeaten against Colorado State. Knowing full well that this game would not live up to last years barn burner, this game still had a lot of opportunity for excitement.
Returning to early season form, the Broncos came out and scored quickly on the first drive of the game. covering most of the field through the air, Boise State used 6 plays, including a 12-yard run, to cover 75 yards and get into the end zone. On their second possession A.J. Richardson again came down with a contested catch for a score to cap off an error-filled, but productive 80-yard drive. Colorado State struggled to put anything meaningful together in the 1st. The Rams only mustered 43 yards over their 2 possessions.
The final play of the 1st quarter was one that we will be seeing for a while. After the Ram offense stalled out, they elected to punt to Avery Williams. Williams then plowed through several poor talking attempts, Colorado State finally stripped the ball from him around the Bronco 25 years line and the ball bounced away from him.
That glimmer for a break was short lived though as Kekaula Kaniho scooped up the ball, followed blockers, and continued to break through Ram tackle attempts to finish off the return for a touchdown.
Boise State 21, Colorado State 0
Colorado State continued to struggle on both sides of the ball through the second quarter as well. Offensively the K.J Carta-Samuels threw 2 interceptions, one of which was on 3rd down from the Boise State 12. The Rams did end the half on a high note as they capitalized on a blown coverage for a 47-yard pass to Preston Williams from Carta-Samuels.
The Bronco offense ran relatively smoothly throughout the quarter scoring on 2 of their 3 possessions(8-yard run for Alex Mattison and a 17 -yard reception for Sean Modster). Boise State gained 306 yards in the first half and was more effective on the ground than they have been in recent games totaling 91 rushing yards in the first half. The total is pumped up a bit with C.T. Thomas’ 29-yard rush, but 63 yards from Alex Mattison on 16 carries is a better total than what the Broncos have been able to put together as of late
Boise State 35, Colorado State 7