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Final: Boise State 41, Nevada 14; check out the new-look helmets

Boise State tight end Jake Roh celebrates his second-quarter touchdown as Nevada defensive back Dameon Baber gets off the ground Saturday at Albertsons Stadium in Boise.
Boise State tight end Jake Roh celebrates his second-quarter touchdown as Nevada defensive back Dameon Baber gets off the ground Saturday at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. doswald@idahostatesman.com

Live updates, scoring summary and notes from the Boise State-Nevada football game (note: scoring summary will appear with most recent scores first):

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SCORING SUMMARY

Fourth quarter

BSU — Haden Hoggarth 41 field goal, 12:48. Key plays: RB Alexander Mattison had a 16-yard run on the drive’s first play, and QB Brett Rypien found TE Alec Dhaenens for 9 yards on third-and-3 three plays later. The Broncos had a 32-yard pass from Rypien to Cedrick Wilson that got inside the 10 called back by penalty. Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 5:23. Boise State 41, Nevada 14

Third quarter

BSU — Alexander Mattison 6 run (Haden Hoggarth kick), 11:03. Key plays: Boise State put on a show, pulling out all the tricks, including a 14-yard run by not-so-fleet-footed QB Brett Rypien the play before Mattison’s score and a 31-yard pass from WR Cedrick Wilson to QB Montell Cozart. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 3:57. Boise State 38, Nevada 14

Second quarter

BSU — Jake Roh 25 pass from Brett Rypien (Haden Hoggarth kick), 0:31. Key plays: On third-and-13 from the Broncos’ own 22, Rypien hit Roh for 19. A Nevada facemask on the next play put the ball into Wolf Pack territory. Rypien found WR A.J. Richardson for a first down on the next play, and three plays later hit Roh for his seventh TD catch of the year. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:18. Boise State 31, Nevada 14

BSU — Ryan Wolpin 1 run (Haden Hoggarth kick), 5:35. Key plays: Boise State again got the ball in good field position thanks to an interception by STUD end Curtis Weaver. QB Brett Rypien was 4-for-4 on the drive, including a 21-yard pass to Wolpin on a third-and-9 that got the Broncos to the 3-yard line. Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 3:00. Boise State 24, Nevada 14

BSU — Cedrick Wilson 44 pass from Brett Rypien (Haden Hoggarth kick), 11:50. Key plays: Boise State’s Cameron Hartsfield recovered an onside kick attempt to get possession inside Nevada territory. On the second play of the drive, Rypien tossed a deep pass for Wilson, who made a nice adjustment to catch it falling into the end zone. Drive: 2 plays, 46 yards, 0:50. Boise State 17, Nevada 14

NEV — Trevion Armstrong 1 pass from Ty Gangi (Spencer Pettit kick), 12:42. Key plays: On a third-and-1, RB Kelton Moore was seemingly stopped up the middle, but he bounced it outside for 34 yards to the Boise State 2. The drive’s previous third down, a third-and-6, was converted on a 26-yard pass from Gangi to WR Wyatt Demps. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:00. Nevada 14, Boise State 10

First quarter

BSU — Alexander Mattison 13 run (Haden Hoggarth kick), 1:42. Key plays: Safety Kekoa Nawahine set up the drive with an interception and a short return. WR A.J. Richardson dropped a pass on a second down inside the red zone, but on the next play, a third-and-10, QB Brett Rypien hit him for 13 yards to get to the Nevada 13. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 1:11. Boise State 10, Nevada 7

BSU — Haden Hoggarth 20 field goal, 3:58. Key plays: The Broncos did not face a third down until inside the Nevada 5-yard line, but were stopped on a Jake Roh run and kicked on fourth-and-2 from the 3. QB Brett Rypien was 4-of-5 passing for 44 yards and also had a great 15-yard catch on a trick play from WR Cedrick Wilson, leaping to grab away a possible interception. Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 4:42. Nevada 7, Boise State 3

NEV — Kelton Moore 4 run (Spencer Pettit kick), 8:45. Key plays: An impressive drive by the Wolf Pack to start the game included a fourth-and-1 conversion at midfield on a short run by Moore. Wolf Pack QB Ty Gangi was 5-of-6 passing for 35 yards, and he added 15 rushing yards. Moore had five carries for 25 yards. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:15. Nevada 7, Boise State 0

NEWS & NOTES

An old, new look for helmets

The Boise State football team brought back a look familiar to its old rival Nevada for Saturday’s game.

A new-look white helmet (with orange jerseys and white pants) was worn for the game. The script “Broncos” is the same as what the Broncos wore from 1997 to 2001, but they never had that appear on a white helmet. The helmet also features chrome facemasks.

Helmet
Boise State is sporting a new look on its helmets for Saturday’s game against Nevada at Albertsons Stadium. Courtesy Boise State Athletics

Quick hits

Junior defensive tackle David Moa was out for the matchup against Nevada. He hurt an ankle late in the first half last Saturday at Utah State, but did not play after halftime. Moa led the team with 8.5 sacks last season and has two thus far through eight games.

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The team hosted Idaho Falls 8-year-old Jackson Bezzant and his family Saturday. Bezzant has a condition that causes facial deformities (Treacher Collins syndrome). His father’s Facebook plea to help stop bullying went viral in September. Bezzant was part of the Bronco Walk, met with coach Bryan Harsin and will watch the game with his family from the stands.

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Links to this week’s coverage:

Boise State tight end Jake Roh relishes big season

Game breakdown: who gets the edge, players to watch, more

Fans could lose tax benefit, plus game picks

Who is Boise State’s rival? Nevada? Everyone?

When Broncos play at home, they don’t sleep at home

Bowl projections: Boise State vs. Oregon

Unbeaten October gives way to big November for Boise State

Former Boise State stars making big impact for Dallas

Strong fourth quarters key during Boise State’s 6-2 start

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