The Boise State and Oregon football programs have risen to prominence at about the same time in the same part of the country but rarely have they met on the field. They’ll clash Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl.
The Boise State Broncos (10-3) and Oregon Ducks (7-5) football teams have not played since 2009, but they meet again Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl. Check out our breakdown, players to watch, depth charts and more.
Boise State junior quarterback Brett Rypien overcame early adversity in the Broncos’ first month of the season, but has shown what a captain is made of as he’s improved heading into Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon.
Boise State senior quarterback Montell Cozart transferred from Kansas last summer having won eight games in four years, but with 10 wins and a conference title under his belt, he’s soaking up the Las Vegas Bowl experience.
The Boise State Broncos’ junior linebacker is an under-the-radar prospect to some, but he is certainly a name NFL scouts know. Following the Las Vegas Bowl, Vander Esch and coach Bryan Harsin will discuss if he will return for a final year.
Boise State senior tight end Jake Roh has missed the Broncos’ last two games with a lower left leg injury. After almost playing in the Mountain West championship game, his goal is to play against Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Oregon sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert, from Eugene, has gone 6-1 as the starter this season, missing five games midway through with a collarbone injury. With the Ducks more balanced with him in the game, slowing Herbert is a major key for Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Boise State and Oregon have fit a lot of drama, a lot of history and a lot of fun football into their two meetings. We take a look at the 2008 and 2009 games. Will the third, Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl, be another classic?
The Boise State Broncos (10-3) arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday for Saturday’s bowl game against the Oregon Ducks (7-5). Two of the Broncos’ top offensive players, Jake Roh and Alexander Mattison, are dealing with lingering injuries.