The Boise State football team will wear all black Saturday at BYU — creating a Blackout vs. Whiteout showdown.
BYU is wearing all white and asking its fans to wear the same for a whiteout.
Boise State needed to wear dark colors as the road team and chose its all-black duds. The Broncos last wore all black in the San Diego State game last year at home.
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Boise State players to watch:
Devan Demas, tailback
Boise State junior Devan Demas showed his big-play ability in a limited role in the season opener against Washington (four carries, 20 yards).
Coaches were impressed enough to publicly vow to give him more chances this week against BYU.
“Devan, to me, showed some really good ability when it came to game time of just making things happen,” coach Bryan Harsin said.
Demas, the team’s fastest player, has averaged 6.4 yards per carry in his college career. He only has 50 attempts.
Holden Huff, tight end
The senior made two catches for 28 yards against Washington, only the second time he’s had at least two catches and at least 25 yards since his breakout freshman season.
Combined with sophomore Jake Roh, Huff gives the Broncos a pair of playmaking tight ends.
“He’s healthier — I think that’s the biggest difference,” said offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz, who was the tight ends coach last year. “He’s been playing for a long time here. Any time you have game experience and you’re healthy, you’re going to be effective.”
Huff enjoyed getting back involved in the pass game but said he needs to maintain his energy level throughout the game.
“The second half, I just felt slower,” he said. “I need to pick it up. That’s the easiest thing to change is the energy.”
Kamalei Correa, defensive end
Last year’s Mountain West sack champion earned rave reviews for his performance in the opener. He finished with six tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.
“He was zoned in,” defensive coordinator Marcel Yates said. “Whenever that kid is zoned in, you know he’s going to have a good week.”