Media Recap: Idaho State Bengals

Idaho State players said that they wanted to show the world who the best team in Idaho was.. note to Bengal Players.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!<br><br> In front of a sell-out crowd of 30,664 fans, Boise State not only dominated, but completely eradicated the Bengals in every aspect of the game.<br><br> Here is what the media, both local and National thought leading up to, and after the game...

Here are some of the Storylines from the different media outlets.

PREGAME HYPE

Idaho State is talkin the talk
Say this for the Idaho State Bengals: They don't show fear.  The Bengals brash talk over the summer and this week has rankled the 28-point-favorite Boise State Broncos.  The Bengals will try to back up their words at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at Bronco Stadium.  It's the first meeting between the teams since 1995, Boise State's last season at the Division I-AA level.
Idaho Statesman

ISU's long-ball coverage to be tested
By Danelle Miller - Journal Sports Writer
POCATELLO - There's appears to be a chink in the armor of the Bengal defense.  In its past 12 games, Idaho State has been victimized by 11 touchdown passes of 25 yards or more.

Idaho State football on the upswing
Football coach Larry Lewis says he's building winners at Idaho State.  The foundation was a change in the players attitudes.  Lewis has reinvigorated a program that won the 1981 Division I-AA championship, but went 18 years without so much as a seven-win season until last year.
Idaho Statesman

5 burning questions
by Kurt Eilmes - Journal Sports Writer
It's the renewal of an in-state rivalry. It's Larry Lewis' current team facing off against his alma mater. Story lines are running rampant as kickoff approaches for the Boise State-Idaho State game at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at Bronco Stadium.  There are five questions we couldn't wait to answer:

Worlds Apart: BSU, ISU are so close, yet so very different
Boise State and Idaho State are separated by less than four hours of interstate, but they haven't met on the football field since Oct. 21, 1995. The Broncos won that game to avenge a 1994 loss to the Bengals. The two teams used to be state rivals. They used to be Division I-AA brothers, and Big Sky partners. That all changed in 1996 when BSU stepped up to the more competitive world of Division I-A football. Now the two programs have little in common going into tonight's big reunion game in Bronco Stadium.  (More analysis of the 2 teams included in article.)
Idaho Statesman 

ISU VS. BOISE STATE
Bengals itching for today's kickoff
By Kurt Eilmes - Journal Sports Writer
This is Mark Weivoda's game.  Make no mistake, the entire Idaho State team is pumped for the opportunity to prove itself against Division I opponent and instate rival, Boise State. But this is the game Weivoda personally has wanted since he signed with the Bengals in the fall of 1999.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- David Mikell and Donny Heck scored two touchdowns apiece and Wes Nurse set up two first-half scores with turnovers as Boise State extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 62-0 shutout of Idaho State on Saturday.
AP Article:  Read the full article

BOISE, IDAHO – It wasn't always pretty but it was always dominating. Boise State showed exactly how far it has come since leaving the Big Sky after the 1995 season beating a solid Idaho State team 62-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 30,664 fans at Bronco Stadium Saturday night. It was Boise State's first shutout since a 59-0 win over North Texas in 2000.
BroncoSports.com Article:  Read the full article

 

POST GAME ANALYSIS

Bengals blown out in Boise
By Kurt Eilmes - Journal Sports Writer

BOISE - It was the Cliff's Notes version of the game - one play wrapped up the entire game in one hard-to-swallow pill.

All three Boise State backup QBs get time
Boise State's backup quarterbacks got an extensive chance to show their skills Saturday night thanks to the Broncos´ 62-0 whitewashing of Idaho State.
Idaho Statesman

No Doubt Blowout: Boise State blanks Idaho State in rare meeting
This is why Boise State and Idaho State don't play each other anymore.
Idaho Statesman

Drive Chart
Idaho Statesman

Quick Hits
Idaho Statesman

Lack of depth dooms I-AA Idaho State
Its offense did nothing, which put its defense in a bad spot. The special teams were anything but, yet Idaho State made no excuses for its feeble performance Saturday night against Boise State.
Idaho Statesman

All three Boise State backup QBs get time:  Zabransky comes in first, followed by Sanford and Naanee
Boise State's backup quarterbacks got an extensive chance to show their skills Saturday night thanks to the Broncos´ 62-0 whitewashing of Idaho State.
Idaho Statesman

Sports Column by Connor Doyle - Journal Sports Writer
It might be a little hard to understand why the Idaho State football team stepped onto the blue turf in Bronco Stadium Saturday. Even before the final verdict of 62-0 was handed down, it was clear the Bengals could not expect to win against a top-25 caliber Division I-A program. Most football teams would rather play barefoot than welcome a mismatch of that proportion.

Hard times hit Bengals in Boise
Sports Column by Brady Slater - Journal Sports Editor
After Saturday's 62-0 loss to Boise State, Larry Lewis was quick to point out, "there are no moral victories."
In light of what happened the day before the game, the better question for the Idaho State football team might be: Does this team have a sense of morals?


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