After last week’s turnaround game against SDSU, the Broncos hosted the Fresno State Bulldogs in a tilt for the Milk Can ownership for the next year.
Boise State won the coin toss and elected to defer. Fresno State received the opening kick and did a whole lot of nothing, punting it away to the BSU 40. The Broncos came out with a balanced attack on the ground and through the air, moving consistently down the field for Billy Bowens’ first receiving TD, and Taylen Green’s first passing TD.
7 – 0 BSU
The following kick went out of bounds, and Fresno started the drive at their own 35. After a quick strike pass, they ground to a halt and punted to the BSU 7. The Broncos had a short gain, Green scramble for nothing, and then a lame-duck pass directly to a Fresno defensive back at the BSU 11.
Four plays later, Fresno was in the endzone.
7 – 7 All
Ensuing kick started a BSU drive at their own 25, and pounded the ball downfield to end the 1st.
Finishing up their drive, the Broncos settled for a Dalmas field goal and kicked off to Fresno.
10 – 7 BSU
A bobble on the catch went out of bounds at the 1, followed by a short Bulldog drive capped by a Zeke Noa INT.
Another short field drive fizzled into a chip-shot for Dalmas.
13 – 7 BSU
Fresno took the next kickoff out to their 28, and proceeded to grind out a long drive for a touchdown.
14 – 13 FSU
The Broncos started the next drive at their own 22 after the Fresno kick, but George Holani made short work of flipping that field position with a 58 yard run on first down. Two plays later, Ashton Jeanty trucked his way into the endzone.
20 – 14 BSU
Fresno had the ball and a little over two minutes before halftime, and made the most of that time to move down and kick a field goal with :01 put back on the clock by a generous ref.
20 – 17 BSU
After a pitiful 3 and out and a penalty on the punt, the Broncos faced down Fresno State with the ball at midfield. The defense stiffened up and forced a field goal to tie the game up.
20 – 20 All
The teams then traded short drives an punts, ultimately ending up with Boise State at their own 37. Taylen Green lead the offense on a vintage Boise State drive, eating clock and pounding out yards, even converting a few 3rd downs on the way. They capped it off with a Green pass to Holani for a TD.
27 – 20 BSU
Fresno took the next kickoff and went backwards thanks to Zeke Noa blowing up all their dreams.
After being ravaged by Zeke, Fresno punted to open the 4th Quarter, and the Broncos turned that into yet another Dalmas special.
30 – 20 BSU
After Bronco Nation celebrated with a crowd rendition of “Friends in Low Places”, Rodney Robinson picked off Fresno’s opening pass of the drive. Dalmas trotted out for one more automatic field goal on the night, bringing his total to four.
33 – 20 BSU
Fresno nearly threw another pick to JL Skinner, but managed to punt it away to the BSU 38. The Broncos proceeded to pound Ashton Jeanty and Elelyon Noa into the Bulldog defensive line, culminating in a Jeanty touchdown and breaking 100 yards for the second time in as many games.
Final: BSU 40 – 20 FSU
- Announced attendance was a record 37,663
- The Broncos had two 100 yard rushers for the second game in a row, a feat they had not accomplished before.
- Zeke Noa compiled a Sack, an Int, and 2 tackles for loss to run his total for the night to 6
- Jonah Dalmas was 4-4 on FGs, and 4-4 on XPs #NoDoinksAllPoints