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Boise State sends the Huskies to the pound

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports


Bronco football on the Blue. Feels good, doesn’t it? Well it feels EXTRA good when you have 514 yards of offense in the first half and a 41-0 lead.

The Bronco defense caused the Huskies to false start on their opening possession of its first 4 drives. It was bonkers. The defense held the Huskies to 78 total yards in the first half: 42 passing and 36 rushing. Pindell accounts for 64 of those.

The offense for the Broncos, on the other hand, amassed 514 total yards, including 309 passing and 205 rushing. Rypien was an efficient 20-27 for 288 yards and 2 TDs, despite a bit of a shaky start. Mattison had 9 carries for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns, and surprisingly Hightower led the receivers with 5 grabs for 119 yards and a TD. He also had 55 rushing yards and another touchdown.

Rypien has hit 9 different receivers and we’ve had 5 different rushers so far. I anticipate both of those numbers to grow as we see some backups getting some play time after half.

The first play of the second half, Ryp hits Richardson, who catches it ONE HANDED, then he buries a dude with a stiff arm and runs it in for a touchdown. Yup. He finished the night 21-28 for 362 yards and 3 TDs.

That one play can basically sum up the entire game. The second team offense sputtered on their first possession which resulted in the Broncos first punt. UCONN was able to put together a scoring drive from there. The SECOND possession for the second team offense, resulted in a solid TD from true freshman Andrew Van Buren.

The Broncos set a school record in yardage with 747 with about 10:30 left in the 4th. Shortly thereafter, Butler muscled in a TD to push the lead to 62-7 and 770 total yards.

They emptied the bench tonight, that’s for sure. Jaylon Henderson and AVB closed out the game to the tune of 818 yards, including 400 on the ground. Talk about balanced.

Next up for the Broncos is the Oklahoma State Cowboys. I don’t think you all want to miss that one. Kickoff is at 1:30pm MT. GO BRONCOS!