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Game Day Vitals: Boise State vs. Wyoming - 03/01/14

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An Afternoon in Laramie

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It's actually not that hard to figure out why Boise State hasn't lived up to expectations this season. Offensive efficiency and late-game decision-making have played their part, sure. But, the true reason is that Boise State's defense has been flat out abysmal and has clearly regressed since last season.

Here's the year-to-year comparison:

Points Allowed: 65.5 (2012-2013) 69.8 (2013-2014)

Points Allowed per Possession: 1.0 (2012-2013)   1.05 (2013-2014)

Opponent FG %:   44.9% (2012-2013)   46.5% (2013-2014)

Opponent 3FG%:   34.8% (2012-2013)   37.5% (2013-2014)

Turnovers Forced: 13.1 (2012-2013)   11.2 (2013-2014)

Fouls per game:   18.7 (2012-2013)   19.3 (2013-2014)

If the Broncos do want to make some noise this month, it has to start on defense.

Game Information

Time: 4:05pm MST
TV: CBSSN
Internet Audio: Link
Radio: KBOI (670 AM)

Boise State

Record: 18-10 (8-7 MW)
Best Win: vs New Mexico (RPI: 21)
Worst Loss: @ Utah State (RPI: 135)
RPI: 64 (Trend: )
Points Per Game: 76.9
Points Allowed Per Game: 69.8
Top Player: Anthony Drmic - 16.9ppg, 4.7rpg,

Wyoming

Record: 17-11 (8-7 MW)
Best Win: San Diego State (RPI: 23)
Worst Loss: vs Air Force (RPI: 247)
RPI: 104
Points Per Game: 65.0
Points Allowed Per Game: 60.5
Top Player: Nathan Sobey (8.6 ppg, 3.1rpg) - Sobey's been picking up the slack since Larry Nance, Jr. suffered a season-ending injury