The Broncos look to rebound after a heartbreaking second half at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, and will be aiming to improve to 2-0 in Mountain West play.
- Date: October 7th, 2023 @ 6 PM MST
- Location: Albertsons Stadium
- Weather at Kickoff: 72 degrees and sunny
- Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
- Odds: Boise State -9.5, O/U: 57.5
- TV: CBSSN
- Radio: 670 KBOI
- Rich Waltz and Aaron Taylor make their return to Bronco Stadium
1.) It’s Ashton Jeanty’s World
The Bronco’s defacto starting running back is taking the nation by storm, as he is second in the nation with 827 all purpose yards, and leads all players with a staggering 12 total touchdowns this year. He is on pace to produce one of the best ever seasons by a Boise State running back, and is certainly turning heads from coast to coast.
Jeanty is the only player in the nation to have more than 400 rushing yards and 300 receiving yards. He is 15th in the nation with 489 rushing yards and 64th in the nation in receiving yards with 338 yards. He’s the only running back in the top 100 for receiving yards.
2.) Boise’s Beautiful Southeast Coast
The Broncos are taking over the state of California, one win at a time. In fact, the Broncos are 83-38-3 all time against the Sunshine State, and have never lost a regular season game to the Spartans of San Jose.
3.) It’s a Light Show!
After an afternoon game and a morning game, the Broncos get to really flex their muscles, showing off their new LED lights at the stadium. Check out the preview here. The lights are just the first stage of a major stadium renovation, with the first steps in the process being the new lights and massive video board.
4.) Broncos going with a Frisco Look
The Broncos are breaking out a look they haven’t worn since the Frisco Bowl, going with the Blue, Black and Blue look. It should look clean under the lights!
5.) Come Early, Be Loud, Stay Late
The Broncos have done an excellent job marketing the program, and it’s paying off. Despite the slow start, Albertsons Stadium is sold out more than 24 hours before the game kicks off. Nice job, Broncos!
Boise State- Lost 1
North Dakota- Loss 2
Best Name On Their Roster
Taliauli wins the award for most vowels in a name this week. What an AWESOME name.
Best Picture On Their Roster
The mission was clear for Kaleb on picture day this year: get all of the hair in the frame. I don’t know if he succeeded or not, but man he made a good effort!
Players to Watch
Chevan Cordeiro- QB
Cordeiro was the MW offensive preseason offensive player of the year, as well as first or second team on many other preseason lists. He’s thrown for just over 1,000 yards for 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions this year. The BSU secondary will have to be on their toes.
Kairee Robinson- RB
Robinson leads the Spartans with 293 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns. He is one of two running backs for SJSU to eclipse the 200 yard mark, and has the most carries on the team with 46. Overall, the Spartans don’t run the ball often, but when the do, Robinson is the most likely to touch it.
Bryun Parham- LB
The only player to hit the 40 tackle mark this year, Parham leads SJSU in tackles. He is also tied for the lead in QB Hurries this year, and has contributed half a sack as well.
Keys to Victory
Ignore the Noise
This has been a conflicted week for many a Bronco fan. The amount of talk and noise that has been spreading on social media is enough to rattle any team to their core. Changes at QB, coaching shake ups, speculation has run riot over the fans. At the end of the day, Bronco Football needs to tune it all out. Avalos has a great chance to begin the process of righting the ship with the fans, and our incredibly talented Broncos get to calm down the fans. This Bronco team can still do everything it set out to do, and the pursuit of a Mountain West Championship continues!
In the past, the Broncos have played two QBs, one more mobile and one more adept in the pocket. Should the staff decide that is the way to go, then both QBs need to be able to understand their role and execute well.
This one shouldn’t be difficult for the Broncos. A nice 2-0 start to conference play in Bob Behler’s 200th consecutive game on the air for the Broncos is in the cards, and the Broncos win 35-14.