Boise State Football

How No. 24 Boise State scored its points during its victory over San Jose State

Boise State running back Alexander Mattison (22) is tackled by the San Jose State defense during the first half of the game at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Friday November, 04, 2016.
Boise State running back Alexander Mattison (22) is tackled by the San Jose State defense during the first half of the game at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Friday November, 04, 2016. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

San Jose State

6

10

0

15—31

Boise State

7

17

7

14—45

 

FIRST QUARTER

BSU—Jeremy McNichols 19 run (Tyler Rausa kick), 12:16. Key plays: Safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, making his first start of the season, intercepted San Jose State QB Kenny Potter at midfield on the third play from scrimmage, the Broncos’ third intereception of the season. McNichols rushed three times for 34 yards on the short drive. Drive: 4 plays, 49 yards, 1:24. Boise State 7, San Jose State 0.

SJSU—Bryce Crawford 21 field goal, 9:27. Key plays: The Spartans drove the ball well with plays of 14, 21 and 13 yards the first snaps on two Potter passes and a scramble for the first down. Drive: 9 plays, 71 yards, 2:49. Boise State 7, San Jose State 3.

SJSU—Crawford 39 field goal, 2:00. Key plays: A successful double reverse went for 13 yards early in the drive. On the next play, Potter hit receiver Tim Crawley for 18 yards to get to the Broncos’ 39. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 5:43. Boise State 7, San Jose State 6.

SECOND QUARTER

BSU—Alexander Mattison 19 run (Rausa kick), 13:48. Key plays: Punter Sean Wale took a fake 29 yards on fourth-and-12 to the Spartans’ 37, then Mattison, the freshman, finished it off with three straight run before his third career TD. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:12. Boise State 14, San Jose State 6.

SJSU—Rahshead Johnson 12 pass from Potter (Crawford kick), 10:00. Key plays: Potter found Crawley on a third-and-3 for 3 yards to their own 45, then Potter hit tight end Billy Freeman for 28 yards. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:48. Boise State 14, San Jose State 13.

BSU—Rausa 34 field goal, 5:19. Key plays: Facing a fourth-and-5 at the San Jose State 33, quarterback Brett Rypien found receiver Cedrick Wilson for 10 yards on a slant for the first down. Rausa’s field goal was his longest this season and first made since Sept. 24. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 4:41. Boise State 17, San Jose State 13.

BSU—McNichols 7 run (Rausa kick), 2:06. Key plays: Rypien found receiver Chaz Anderson for a 32-yard pass on the drive’s first play to get to the Spartans’ 30. He had a 5-yard run on third-and-1 to get into the red zone. Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 2:07. Boise State 24, San Jose State 13.

SJSU—Crawford 39 field goal, 0:05. Key plays: Potter hit receiver Justin Holmes for 39 yards on the drive’s third play to the Boise State 25. A Boise State penalty made a 44-yard field goal a 39-yarder. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 2:01. Boise State 24, San Jose State 16.

THIRD QUARTER

BSU—Wilson 15 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 11:11. Key plays: McNichols had a 27-yard on the drive’s third play, getting to the San Jose State 32. Mattison had four consecutive carries afterward for 17 yards, before the touchdown pass. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:49. Boise State 31, San Jose State 16.

FOURTH QUARTER

BSU—Wilson 36 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 14:49. Key plays: Rypien connected with McNichols for 9 yards on a third-and-8 in Boise State territory. Mattison ran for 7 yards on third-and-5 two plays before the score. It preceded a 16-yard pass from Rypien to tight end Jake Roh, his second catch of the season. Drive: 10 plays, 87 yards, 4:08. Boise State 38, San Jose State 16.

SJSU—Holmes 11 pass from Potter (Crawford kick), 11:13. Key plays: Malik Roberson’s 3-yard plunge on fourth-and-1 the play prior to the score kept the drive alive. Potter and Holmes connected earlier on the drive for 13 yards on a third-and-8. Drive: 11 plays, 78 yards, 3:36. Boise State 38, San Jose State 23.

BSU—Alec Dhaenens 5 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 4:25. Key plays: Mattison and McNichols had nine carries on the drive. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on San Jose State on third down gave the Broncos a first down at the Spartans’ 12. They scored three plays later. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:48. Boise State 45, San Jose State 23.

SJSU—Roberson 60 run (Potter run), 4:25. Key plays: On second-and-10, Roberson found a huge lane on the left side of the lane and went untouched for the score, two plays after an 11-yard pass on second-6 for the first down. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:56. Boise State 45, San Jose State 31.

TEAM STATISTICS

SJSU

BSU

First downs

27

30

Rushes-yards

33-217

54-298

Passing

278

219

Total offense

498

517

Comp-Att-Int

23-36-1

16-21-0

Sacks by-yards

1-6

1-9

Return yards

28

47

Punts-average

3-41.0

2-48.0

Fumbles-lost

0-0

0-0

3rd-down conv.

5-13

7-13

4th-down conv.

1-1

2-3

Red-zone conv.

3-3

6-6

Penalties-yards

5-44

2-10

Possession time

26:08

33:52

Attendance

31,863

Time

3:26

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—San Jose State, Roberson 12-109, Potter 14-67, Zigler 4-21, Johnson 1-13, Smith 1-5, Crawley 1-2. Boise State, McNichols 28-158, Mattison 18-100, Wale 1-29, Sperbeck 1-9, Anderson 1-4, Wilson 1-2, Rypien 3-(minus 4).

PASSING—San Jose State, Potter 23-36-1-278. Boise State, Rypien 16-21-0-219.

RECEIVING—San Jose State, Holmes 6-106, Crawley 6-77, Roberson 5-9, Freeman 3-47, Smith 1-20, Johnson 1-12, Cottrell 1-7. Boise State, Wilson 6-102, Anderson 3-53, Roh 2-20, Sperbeck 2-19, Dhaenens 2-16, McNichols 1-9.

DEFENSE (Tackles-sacks-INT)—San Jose State, Miller 9-0-0, Tago 8-0-0, Barnes 7-0-0, Ossai 7-0-0, Kelly 6-0-0, Irving 6-1-0. Boise State, Weaver 15-0-0, Vallejo 9-0-0, Moxey 8-0-0, James 7-0-0, McCaskill 5-0.5-0, Sumner-Gardner 4-0-1., Whitlock 1-0.5-0.

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