In the words of Ron Burgundy: "I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal." A big deal we are, and a big deal we were under the Friday night lights of ESPN. Boise State pu the hurt on Fresno as they went on to win, 57-7. The Broncos cruised to yet another convincing win, and improved to 5-0 on the year as they prepare to travel to Colorado State next week as they open conference play. Join me now after the jump as we discuss the three stars, and one goat of Boise State's win over Fresno State.
Kellen and co. put on a show (hey that rhymed) Friday night, producing nearly 500 yards of total offense as they successfully aided in raising Pat Hill's blood pressure by 27%. Also, it's really funny that Derek Carr has to leave that Boise State flag in his apartment for another year. Sorry, dude. In later news, two thirds of the Dutch prisoners have been released, and boy are we happy to have them back. Join me now for the stars and the goat.
Star No. 3: Matt Miller, Freshman WR
Matt Miller is fast becoming the go-to target for Kellen Moore
. Friday night, Miller had 5 receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown. I remember watching Austin Pettis
play, and how I truly believed that anytime the ball was thrown anywhere near him, he was going to find a way to pull it in for a reception. I am quickly gaining that level of confidence in Matt Miller. Standing at 6'3", he has a chance at any jump ball. at 215lbs, he has the chance to get significant yards after the catch and contact, And although he is not Titus Young
as far as speed goes, he is also definitely no Michael Atkinson
/Canadian Bacon. His close resemblance to Dr. Frankenstein strikes fear into his competitors eyes, which often gives him an advantage off the line. Just kidding - but seriously he kind of looks like Dr. Frankenstein. Miller's most brilliant catch of the night was a deep one handed snag over the middle, but was called back because of a penalty at the line of scrimmage. Freakin' penalties. Join me now in congratulating Matt Miller as Star No. 3 of Boise State's win over Fresno State.
Runner Up for Star No. 3: ESPN - man the Mountain West sure makes them look good.
Star No. 2: Geraldo Boldewign, Sophomore WR
Amsterdam slept a little better after the announcement of the flying Dutchman's return to the Bronco squad on Friday night. After serving a four game suspension laid on by the NCAA due to oversleeping/excessive visits to the Broadway Taco Bell, Geraldo Boldewign came back with vengeance against Fresno State. Boldewign gives Boise the deep threat that was obviously lacking through the first four games of the season. Standing at 6'4", and running a 4.37, Dutch No.2 is a lock on fade routes as well as the deep ball. I was impressed with how mature he appeared to be. It was like he never missed a beat, and had been playing all along. Boldewign hauled in 3 catches for 33 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night. He is a big, fast target, and we are glad to have him back. Congratulations, Geraldo on being Star No. 2 of Boise State's win over Fresno State.
Runner Up for Star No. 2: Dutch Bros. on Vista. Not sure if they have any relation to our Dutchmen, but dang their carmel hot chocolate is scrumptious.
Star No. 1: Kellen Moore, Senior QB
After last week's play vs Nevada, many fans raised voices of concern about the level of "humanness" that Kellen displayed against the Wolfpack. "He really is human!", and "the end is near!" were a few of the horrific cries I heard from the streets as Kellen threw two picks and had under 150 yards of offense for the first time since elementary school. Well, fear not criers of horror - it was only a trick. Kellen is a computer with a soul. And no, the soul does not make him human. Kellen allowed us to see his great degree of compassion against Nevada, but quickly withdrew those human instincts against Pat Hill and the bulldogs on Friday night. Kellen shredded Fresno State for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns. Kellen completed 75% of his passes, and thankfully did not rush for -3 yards like in games past. What a fantastic bounceback it was, Kellen - and congratulations on being Star No. 1 of Boise State's win over Fresno State.
Runner Up for Star No. 1: Grant Hedrick
- I don't care what you Southwick lovers say, it's time to ride the pine Joey, and let Hedrick go to work. Word.
The Goat: Kicking (again)/Fresno Fan Attendance
Sorry, guys - but this one was a two way tie for things that just really pissed me off on Friday. Where do I begin...Something has got to be done about our kicking game. One PAT blocked, and one PAT missed is simply unacceptable. I know we're only talking about two points here, but it seems like such a bigger deal than that. Maybe we were just plain spoiled with Brotzman (Guiness: was I the first person to ever say that?) and my standards are just simply too high, but our kicking game is a freakin' trainwreck. That's why we go for it on 4th down, because we do not have that confidence in our kicking game that we have had in years past. Never in the history of college football has a fan been more excited for the arrival of a kicker than I am for the Ginks redshirt to be over and done with. We were watching him warm up last week from the NEZ, and he was kicking field goals literally over the peak of the uprights. Chills. Mmmm.
And welcome to the section of my article where my hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Seriously, Fresno?! I know what you're going to say before you even say it. The Boise naysayers of the world would point the finger right back at us and ask about our attendance in years past. Well to that I say, haters gonna hate, haters gonna hate. But seriously, I get the logic behind people not coming to see BSU blowout New Mexico State by 60 points. I can't say that I am that kind of fan, but I get the argument there. I understand. But when the 5th ranked team in the country - not to mention a heated rival - comes to town, why the heck can't you sell out your stadium? Bulldog stadium capacity is 41,031 (odd number, right?), and attendance on Friday night was just under 34,000. The distance shots of the stadium were simply embarassing. Giant gaps of seats were easily seen throughout the entire stadium. I guarantee if Nebraska, or Oklahoma, or even TCU came to town, fans would be sitting in the aisles at Bronco Stadium. Congratulations BSU kickers/Fresno fans on being the goat of Boise State's win over Fresno State.
Runner Up for the Goat: Collin Cowherd - no relevance whatsoever, but man that guy is annoying.
Am I being too hard on the Fresno faithful? Are the Dan Goodale lovers of the world ready to slash my tires? Was I off on my comparison of Miller to Dr. Frankenstein? Sound off, Bronco Nation!