Boise State Football

How Boise State scored its points against Louisiana

Boise St.

14

21

3

7—45

Louisiana

0

3

0

7—10

FIRST QUARTER

BSU—Jeremy McNichols 1 run (Tyler Rausa kick), 13:05. Key plays: Quarterback Brett Rypien hit receiver Cedrick Wilson for 28 yards on third-and-4 from the Broncos’ own 26; Rypien completed a 43-yard pass to receiver Thomas Sperbeck to the 1. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:11. Boise State 7, Louisiana 0

BSU—Cedrick Wilson 42 pass from Brett Rypien (Rausa kick), 09:07. Key plays: Rypien completed a 10-yard pass to tight end Alec Dhaenens for 10 yards on second-and-8 on the drive’s second play; Louisiana jumped offsides the play before the TD. Drive: 5 plays, 73 yards, 1:44. Boise State 14, Louisiana 0

SECOND QUARTER

BSU—McNichols 48 pass from Thomas Sperbeck (Rausa kick), 14:43. Key plays: Rypien completed a 20-yard screen pass to McNichols on the previous play before Sperbeck, off a lateral, hit McNichols wide open for the score. Drive: 4 plays, 83 yards, 1:29. Boise State 21, Louisiana 0

BSU—McNichols 7 run (Rausa kick), 12:43. Key plays: Boise State got the ball in Louisiana territory after cornerback Jonathan Moxey’s tackle on receiver Nick Byrne on a swing pass; McNichols had a 30-yard reception the play before his TD. Drive: 2 plays, 37 yards, :18. Boise State 28, Louisiana 0

BSU—Sperbeck 35 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 01:37. Key plays: Louisiana missed a field goal to give the Broncos the ball; Louisiana jumped offsides on second-and-10 on the drive’s fourth play, and Rypien completed an 18-yarder to Sperbeck the next play. Drive: 7 plays, 72 yards, 1:14. Boise State 35, Louisiana 0

UL—FG Stevie Artigue 44, 0:00. Key plays: The Cajuns got into field goal range on a 21-yard pass from Anthony Jennings to running back Elijah McGuire on a third-and-17 from the BSU 47. Drive: 9 plays, 49 yards, 1:29. Boise State 35, Louisiana 3

THIRD QUARTER

BSU—FG Rausa 30, 04:45. Key plays: Rypien completed a 5-yard pass to running back Devan Demas on third-and-5 to keep the drive going on the third play; freshman RB Alexander Mattison had six straight carries to get from the UL 43 to the 15. Drive: 14 plays, 49 yards, 6:19. Boise State 38, Louisiana 3

FOURTH QUARTER

UL—Keenan Barnes 11 pass from Anthony Jennings (Artigue kick), 12:59. Key plays: A deep fourth-down pass was intercepted by Boise State’s Raymond Ford at the 4, but safety Evan Tyler was called for pass interference; McGuire had a 7-yard run on third-and-7 to the BSU 13. Drive: 15 plays, 75 yards, 6:46. Boise State 38, Louisiana 10

BSU—Alexander Mattison 2 run (Rausa kick), 08:48. Key plays: Sperbeck had an 18-yard reception from Rypien to get into Lousiana territory; Mattison had five rushes on the drive’s final six plays, scoring the TD on fourth-and-1. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:09. Boise State 45, Louisiana 10

TEAM STATISTICS

BSU

UL

First downs

28

18

Rushes-yards

38-158

40-81

Passing

426

186

Total offense

584

267

Comp-Att-Int

24-35-0

21-33-0

Sacks by-yards

5-38

1-9

Return yards

12

33

Punts-avg.

2-41.0

6-44.66

Fumbles-lost

2-0

1-0

Penalties-yards

7-60

10-71

3rd-down conv.

7-13

7-18

4th-down conv.

1-1

0-2

Red-zone conv.

4-4

2-3

Possession time

29:17

30:43

Attendance

22,661

Time

3:14

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Boise St., Mattison 11-61, McNichols 9-48, Demas 8-29, Wolpin 5-24, Stuart 1-2, Sperbeck 1-1, A.Lewis 0-0, Butler 1-(minus 1), (Team) 1-(minus 2), Rypien 1-(minus 4). Louisiana, McGuire 14-46, Nixon 3-20, Jennings 16-18, J.Wright 3-10, Hoggins 1-1, Calais 2-(minus 1), (Team) 1-(minus 13).

PASSING—Boise St., Sperbeck 1-1-0-48, Rypien 22-33-0-347, Stuart 1-1-0-31. Louisiana, Jennings 21-33-0-186.

RECEIVING—Boise St., Wilson 7-113, Sperbeck 6-130, Dhaenens 5-40, McNichols 3-98, Richardson 1-31, Anderson 1-9, Demas 1-5. Louisiana, McGuire 6-40, Bradley 3-50, Byrne 2-22, M.Barnes 2-20, Riles 2-17, Jacquet 2-17, K.Barnes 2-13, J.Wright 1-4, Hoggins 1-3.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Boise St., Rausa 42. Louisiana, Artigue 44.

DEFENSE (Tackles-Interceptions- Sacks)—Boise St., Vallejo 9-0-0.5, Hartsfield 8-0-0, Weaver 7-0-0, Vander Esch 5-0-1, McCaskill 4-0-2, Tyler 4-0-0, Moxey 4-0-0, Frazier 3-0-1, Lui 2-0-0.5. Louisiana, Crawford 10-0-0, Peters 8-0-0, Thomas 7-0-0, Lightfoot 6-0-0.5, Brown 4-0-0, Perry 4-0-0.5.

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