Air Force Opponent Preview: Boise State

The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp Falcons Report will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Boise State.

Opponent: Boise State

2012 record: 11-2

2012 final RPI: 37.69 (No. 16)

Game Date: Sept. 13

Site: Boise, ID; Bronco Stadium

Last meeting: 2011, Boise State 37, Air Force 26

Head coach: Chris Petersen 84-8 (7 years)

Offensive starters returning: 7

Defensive starters returning: 3

Special teams starters returning: 2

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 30.2
Passing yards per game: 223.2
Rushing yards per game: 168.15

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points allowed per game: 15.8
Passing yards allowed per game: 169.5
Rushing yards allowed per game: 146.15

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: 1.54; fumbles gained 18, lost 9; Interceptions gained 18, lost 7.

COMMENTS

Boise State had somewhat of a down season in 2012, if you can call going 11-2 a down year. Quarterback Joe Southwick headlines what should be a potent offense for the Broncos in 2013. Last season Southwick passed for 2,730 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Bronco defense suffered heavy losses but have 303 pound nose tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe back. BSU also returns defensive end Demarcus Lawrence who had 48 tackles and 9.5 sacks last season, a team best.

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