I'll be the first person to say that I'm slightly superstitious. Boise State busting out the orange uniforms on Friday night really threw me for a loop. I was having flashbacks to the last time the Broncos wore the all orange unis and got dismantled by Idaho. That color scheme was promptly retired until Friday night. Superstition or not, the Broncos rolled on to another convincing victory, pounding the Fresno State Bulldogs 51-0. Join me now after the jump as I break down my three stars and one goat of the Broncos victory over Fresno. Reader beware: lots of Pat Hill screaming to follow.
Star No.3: Kellen Moore QB
Star No.2: Titus Young WR
Star No.1: Defensive Line
The Goat: Pat Hill
Pat Hill's blood pressure rose about 75% on Friday night as he was simply unable to make something happen for his squad. Perhaps if screaming put points on the board, the Bulldogs may not have ended the night with a goose egg. Don't get me wrong here, Bronco Nation. I actually really like Pat Hill. I think he is a great coach. He brings a tenacious fire and zeal to his squad that not many coaches can. In his 13 years as head coach of the Bulldogs, Hill is 76-37. That's a pretty good ratio for any coach. Keep in mind Pete is in a league of his own.
That being said, Pat Hill dropped the ball like Doug Martin does Shiloh Keo on Friday night. When all is said and done, Pat is the head coach, and neither he or his offensive coordinator were able to draw up a play that would shrink the field between them and the endzone. He was simply outcoached on Friday night. That and our players are a lot better. And his handlebar mustache is super irritating. In all reality, Coach Hill is a good man, and a good coach, but I suspect that there is going to be quite an uproar back in the golden state when the Bulldogs return. They had a very touchy one point loss to Nevada at home the week before, and to return from Boise with a goose egg is even worse. If Brotzman can kick a 50 yarder, the Bulldog mascot should be able to manage a chip shot late in the game. C'mon, man. I truly hope that the 'Dogs rebound and finish the season strong, but because of this incredibly poor performance on Friday night, I name you, Pat Hill, as the goat of Boise State's win over Fresno State.
How did everyone feel about the orange uniforms? Was it a crack in tradition, or a welcomed change among the fans? Anyone else disappointed we didn't see the rumored white helmets? Does anyone actually like Pat Hill's mustache? Who were your stars, and who was your goat? Sound off Bronco Nation!