The sandwhich-making surgeon was at it again on Friday night, dissecting the Toledo defense en route to another huge Boise State victory. Kellen and co. dominated the game and gave Americans another reason to make fun of Ohio State. Join me now after the jump as we dive into the stars and the goat of Boise State's win over Toledo.
The stars were out and shining bright on Friday evening as the Broncos traveled to Ohio to take on the Toledo Rockets. Toledo came out with a chip on their shoulder, coming off a 5 point loss at Ohio State the week prior. The Rockets struck first, popping BSU in the chin as they took advantage of poor communication and tackling on our defense. Unfortunately for Toledo, our chins are made of tungsten and are covered in poison coated spikes. Join me now as we celebrate the successes and inevitably laugh at our kicking game and Toledo's classless fans.
Star No. 3: Doug Martin, Senior RB
The muscle hamster was at it again Friday night, making mincemeat of the Toledo defense time and time again. D-Mart was not only a threat from the backfield on Friday, but exceeded in the receiving game as well. Doug ran the ball for 70 yards on 19 carries. He also had 5 receptions for 122 yards. Thats a total of 192 yards for M. Hamster. Doug's real success however, can't really be measured in an ESPN box score. Doug brought composure and consistency to the Bronco's run game early on when we were having trouble through the air. His legs seemed to always be pumping, and I was ever impressed with his field of vision. Or is it vision of the field? Regardless, Doug sees gaps and seems where others simply cannot. Congratulations again, Doug, on a fantastic game, and being Star No. 3 of Boise State's win over Toledo.
Star No. 2: Tyler Shoemaker, Senior WR
Tyler Shoemaker switched into beast mode on Friday night. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with all those new tattoos on his right arm. Shoemaker showed his experience and talent against Toledo, as he lit up the Rockets defense for 52 yards on 4 receptions. Linehan, Burroughs, Miller, and Martin all had more receiving yards than Shoemaker (yes, Kellen hit 9 different receivers), but it was his 3 touchdown catches that earned him a star against Toledo. His fade route to the corner of the endzone was as Austin Pettis-esque as I have seen. He came up big when we needed him most and truly earned his star in our victory. Congratulations, SHOEEEEEE!
Star No. 1: Kellen Moore, Senior QB
So....yeah. Umm...Uh huh...that was pretty crazy. Kellen Moore is not human. His passes are precise, and his reads are ridiculous. In a good way, of course. Kellen tied his career high of 455 yards...for the fourth time. His first two passes of the game were off target (or maybe he did that on purpose so that the defense wouldn't feel so bad), but just about every one after that was. Kellen ended the night going 32 for 42, 455 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 1 interception (again, just to make the defense feel better). Kellen was calm as ever dissecting the Toledo defense as he dropped 32 beautiful passes to 9 different Boise State receivers. Even King James loved Kellen's performance...
Kellen Moore is going OFF right now #leftyswag
Congratulations, Kellen, on being Star No. 1 of Boise State's win over Toledo.
The Goat: PATs/Toledo Fans
Alright - it's time to bring on the Ginkster. Never have I wanted a redshirt burned as much as I do today. Van Ginkel's redshirt needs to be burned. In some obscure corner of my mind, I can actually picture him on the sidelines, with a red colored shirt, and a large lighter, smiling at Coach Pete as Dan Goodale and Michael Frisina miss PAT's. A PAT is like a free throw in basketball. It's like a free point. It should be a guarantee every time. Missing one is bad - especially on a night where we have five touchdowns. But missing two is just embarassing. If Boise gets into a shootout with a tough team, and the kicking game actually becomes a factor, I fully expect to need artificial respiration. It's time to burn the Gink's redshirt.
Also - missed kicks can share the embarassment with Toledo's classless fans. I mean c'mon - frisbees and yellow plastic balls? Really? This is a high level collegiate football game and this is what you guys bring to the table? That seriously bugs me. And it bugged me when they started to 'boo' their own team as soon as the momentum started to shift. Talk about fair weather fans. Rant of the day? Check.
Who were your stars and who was your goat? Is it just me, or is Kirby's lovely locks the greatest thing since sliced bread? Anyone else worried about the play of Jamar Taylor? Sound off, Bronco Nation!