There was a big build-up to Boise State’s 2021 season. The Broncos were determined to get back their knack for turnovers.
Considering the warts of both offenses, the Boise State-San Diego State game Friday could be low-scoring, and it could be decided by feet. And both teams have good feet.
These things were underappreciated around here for a long time. But not this year. Boise State has clinched a winning season for the 24th consecutive year, the longest streak in the country.
November night games, as we all know, can be tricky at Albertsons Stadium. It’s going to be really interesting to see what kind of crowd shows up Saturday for Boise State Senior Night against New Mexico.
Khalil Shakir is five catches short of becoming the sixth Boise State player in history to make 200 career receptions. Hopefully he’ll do it Saturday night against New Mexico on the blue turf, because he confirmed Wednesday that’ll be his final game there.
It’s easy to preview the Boise State-New Mexico game by going back to that bewildering night in 2015 when the Lobos came to the blue turf as 30.5-point underdogs and left with a shocking 31-24 upset.
Riley Whimpey’s first introduction to Boise State fans was at a preseason Bronco Athletic Association event in 2017, when he did a standing back-flip on stage after he was introduced.
Utah State and Air Force may not have cooperated Saturday night, but that doesn’t take away from Boise State’s ability to finish strong after its 23-13 win over Wyoming Friday night.
Boise State and Wyoming both got something off their chests last week. For the Broncos, it was finally notching their first two-game winning streak of the season with a satisfying 40-14 upset of Fresno State.
Boise State athletic director Jeramiah Dickey’s “six games, six sellouts” goal was a longshot, but it’s been a rallying cry. And every time the Broncos have laid an egg this fall, something good has happened in time for the next game on the blue turf, and the fans have come back.