Amber Seals, USA TODAY Sports

Boise State Broncos Travel In Search of a Win at San Jose State Spartans

After neglecting to clinch a Mountain West championship berth in each of the past two games, Boise State fans want to know: will this team toughen up?

BOISE, Idaho--Boise State head football coach Bryan Harsin is sticking to his guns as the Broncos head to San Jose State for a game tonight against the Spartans.

Harsin has made no changes since his team has gone on its first two-game losing streak since 2005, other than to plug in healthy players who had missed action.  Noteworthy is that for the first time in several weeks, cornerback Donte Deayon, safety Darian Thompson and wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes will all start.  Deayon missed three games before returning to the Bronco lineup against Air Force, while Thompson and Williams-Rhodes each missed the Air Force game.  The last time all three played was vs. Utah State on October 16.

For those three Bronco players, as well as the other 17 Bronco seniors who were recruited by the previous staff, there's work to do.  Boise State must finish its season with two wins to avoid becoming the first Boise State senior class in 14 years to not win at least 40 games in their four-year careers.  

San Jose State is 49th in the country in rushing and 64th in passing.  Tyler Ervin leads the Mountain West Conference in rushing and is 10th in the nation with 128.8 yards per game (1,415 this season).  Add in Ervin's receiving and return yards and he #2 in the country in all-purpose rushing.  Another Spartan to watch, especially in a close game, is punter Michael Carrizosa.  Carrizosa leads all FBS kickers with a 47.9 average.  

But coach Harsin and his staff will tell you that the Broncos' recent problems have nothing to do with their opponents and everything to do with themselves.  

Kickoff is this afternoon at 1:30 MT.


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