Idaho Statesman sports reporter Dave Southorn and KTVB sports director Jay Tust look at the once-crazy notion of a major bowl game for Boise State football and their thoughts on the All-Mountain West awards.
Former Boise State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz was named the football head coach at Appalachian State on Thursday. Drinkwitz was the Broncos’ tight ends coach in 2014 and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2015. He spent the past three years as the offensive coordinator at North Carolina State, where he coached former Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley.
Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford — both former Boise State standouts — surprised 100 kids at the East Dallas Boys and Girls Club with free bikes from Academy Sports and Outdoors on Monday.
Boise State football defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a will leave the Broncos after one season to join the rebuilt staff at college football power USC, a source told the Idaho Statesman on Monday. The deal was finalized Tuesday afternoon.
Boise State senior linebacker Blake Whitlock was removed from the team’s roster Monday, and a school spokesman confirmed he is no longer with the team. LB Desmond Williams announced last week he’s transferring and is also not on the roster.
The Miami Dolphins upset the New England Patriots on Sunday by virtue of a last-second hook-and-ladder play that the Dolphins said was named for Boise State’s tying score in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma.
Boise State (10-3) will face Boston College (7-5) on Dec. 26 in the First Responder Bowl in Dallas. The Broncos and Eagles played once before in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl. Get to know Boston College a little more with our primer.
The Boise State football team picked up a verbal commitment from Austin Griffin, ranked the No. 1 junior college tight end in the nation by 247Sports.com. From Mt. SAC, he attended high school in St. George, Utah.
From a purely football standpoint, the pairing of No. 23 Boise State and Boston College in the First Responder Bowl is attractive. Early bowl rankings have placed it among the best games outside the New Year’s Six. From a bowl experience standpoint, there are some serious drawbacks. Here are three reasons to love the Dec. 26 game, and three reasons to hate it.
The Boise State football team, which plays in the First Responder Bowl on Dec. 26 against Boston College, handed out team awards Sunday. Among those honored were QB Brett Rypien, RB Alexander Mattison, CB Tyler Horton and CB/PR Avery Williams.
Boise State running back Alexander Mattison wobbled while getting up from a helmet-to-helmet hit Saturday night against Fresno State. Some TV viewers were baffled when he returned to the game, but he was evaluated and cleared by trainers.
The Boise State football team fell 19-16 in overtime Saturday night at Albertsons Stadium in the Mountain West championship against the Fresno State Bulldogs. In cold, snowy conditions, the Broncos dropped an opportunity for a second straight conference title.
The Boise State football team, No. 25 in the final CFP rankings, heads into bowl season at 10-3 after losing to Fresno State in the Mountain West championship. The Broncos will play in the First Responder Bowl.
Boise State (10-3) will be an attractive option for many bowl games, but the question is where the Mountain West may send the Broncos. After the dust had settled following their 19-16 overtime loss, it was an uncertain situation.
Fresno State’s Matt Boateng blocked Haden Hoggarth’s point-after attempt in the fourth quarter of the Mountain West championship game moments after the Broncos scored a game-tying touchdown. Boateng also pressured Hoggarth on a missed field goal in the third quarter. The missed kicks forced the Broncos to meet the Bulldogs in overtime, where Fresno State topped Boise State’s field goal with a touchdown for a 19-16 win.
The Fresno State football team (11-2) defeated Boise State (10-3) in overtime on Saturday in the Mountain West championship at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. The Bulldogs scored on a 1-yard Ronnie Rivers touchdown to win 19-16.