Media Recap: Broncos vs. Vandals

Here is a recap of some of the media leading up to and after the Bronco/Vandal game.

PreGame Hype

Idaho title at stake for Boise State
BSU throttled ISU, has owned series with U of I
Boise State can win the unofficial state football championship this week when the Broncos head north to play Idaho on Saturday.  ?It's a great rivalry and a bitter rivalry that people get emotionally involved in,? BSU football coach Dan Hawkins.  BSU has won four in a row ? by an average of 30.5 points ? and five of the past six meetings against the Vandals. The Broncos mauled Idaho State 62-0 in their opener Saturday at Bronco Stadium.  (more...)
Idaho Statesman

Cable points finger -- at self
Spokesman Review:  (Have to register --free-- to view)
Head football coach Tom Cable gave a blistering review of the University of Idaho's inept offense -- starting with himself.  "I think as a playcaller I lost that game for our team trying to force the issue throwing the ball," Cable said. "Everything is there for us. We're just not executing and making the big play yet.  (more...)

Idaho hopes to disrupt Dinwiddie
Vandals know they can't give QB time to pick them apart
The Idaho Statesman
The Idaho football team will see two exceptional quarterbacks in the next two weeks, starting with Boise State's Ryan Dinwiddie on Saturday in the Kibbie Dome.  If that isn't tough enough, the Vandals travel to Seattle for a game against Caldwell High graduate Cody Pickett and the Washington Huskies on Sept. 20.  (more....)

Fine-tuning offense Broncos? priority
The Idaho Statesman
Boise State's 62-0 win in last week's season opener against Idaho State obscured some ugly offensive numbers.  For an average offense with an average history, that might be OK.  For an offense used to leading the nation in yards and points, it definitely isn't.  "We don't have a measure of inefficiency in our offense that we find acceptable," coach Dan Hawkins said.  The Broncos will attempt to clean up their offensive act Saturday at archrival Idaho.  (more...)

Broncos vs. Vandals: Dying rivalry?
The Idaho Statesman

The Boise State Broncos and Idaho Vandals entered different football worlds in 2001 when BSU joined the Western Athletic Conference and Idaho skulked to the Sun Belt. They cross paths for the 33rd consecutive year Saturday in Moscow with BSU carrying a four-game series winning streak. The Broncos don't have a single player who has lost to the Vandals, who have been outscored 194-72 the past four years. The Broncos even admit WAC rival Fresno State has replaced Idaho as Enemy No. 1 in the locker room.  (more...)

 Idaho "title" at stake for Boise State
BSU throttled ISU, has owned series with U of I
The Idaho Statesman
Boise State can win the unofficial state football championship this week when the Broncos head north to play Idaho on Saturday.  "It's a great rivalry and a bitter rivalry that people get emotionally involved in," BSU football coach Dan Hawkins.  BSU has won four in a row by an average of 30.5 points and five of the past six meetings against the Vandals. The Broncos mauled Idaho State 62-0 in their opener Saturday at Bronco Stadium.  (more...)

 

Post Game Analysis

September 14, 2003
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- David Mikell rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Boise State Broncos to a 24-10 nonconference victory over cross-state rival Idaho Saturday at the Kibbie Dome Saturday.  It was the 13th consecutive win for Boise State (2-0).  (more...)
AP Story, Yahoo.com

BRONCOS WIN 13TH STRAIGHT GAME 24-10 OVER IDAHO
by: Todd Miles (9/13/2003)  BroncoSports.com
MOSCOW, IDAHO – Senior running back David Mikell made the most of his second chance on Saturday night at Idaho.  Mikell busted a game-clinching 78-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to give the Broncos their fifth straight win over Idaho, 24-10, at the Kibbie Dome.  (more...)

BSU outlasts Vandals in in-state battle
UIAthletics.com

MOSCOW, Idaho:  The University of Idaho football team burst onto the Kibbie Dome floor Saturday and, in front of a raucous 14,320, proved it belonged. Even in a 24-10 loss to rival Boise State, the Vandals took a giant step forward.  Really, few outside the Idaho locker room thought the Vandals could ever keep up with the Broncos.  They certainly did that. And before J.R. Ruffin and Rod Bryant tripped over each other, they even had a decent chance to win.  (more....)

BSU wins ugly: Broncos offense misfires in win over in-state rival Vandals
The Idaho Statesman
MOSCOW ? Turns out, all the talk was about the wrong sluggish offense.  Boise State sputtered past archrival Idaho 24-10 on Saturday night at the Kibbie Dome.  It was Boise State's 13th straight win, sure, but the Broncos will need much more offensive production next week in their biggest challenge in more than a year ? at Oregon State.  (more...)

Cable: Rivalry is far from dead
Idaho coach says anyone who thinks otherwise is an "idiot"
The Idaho Statesman
MOSCOW:  Is the rivalry dying?  The case could be made both ways.  Idaho Vandals coach Tom Cable, however, sees no gray area after his Vandals delivered a rousing performance in a 24-10 loss to archrival Boise State on Saturday night at the Kibbie Dome.  Earlier in the week, Boise State quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie told The Idaho Statesman the Boise State-Idaho rivalry was over because "they're so far below us on the scale there's no way we should let down and give up a loss."  (more...)

Harrington, Vandals find positives in loss
By Colin Muldoon  Special to The Idaho Statesman
MOSCOW:  Michael Harrington got a few monkeys off his back, even in defeat.  Idaho's much-talked-about sophomore quarterback, who replaced All-Sun Belt senior Brian Lindgren in fall camp, had lackluster starts against Washington State and Eastern Washington.  (more...)

Idaho comes up short again
Vandals take best shot at Boise State, only to disappoint Kibbie Dome crowd
Jim Meehan Staff writer Spokesman-Review.com  (Have to register - Free to read)
MOSCOW, Idaho.  Touchdown. It came on a nervy fourth-down call from BSU's 3-yard line on the first snap of the fourth quarter.  Michael Harrington threaded a pass to Orlando Winston for the score and Idaho pulled within 14-10.  BSU (2-0) answered with a gutsy call of its own. With its passing attack grounded most of the game, BSU put the game in senior running back David Mikell's hands. On fourth-and-1 from BSU's 44, Mikell slashed off left guard for 4 yards.  "At that point, if you deserve to win, you better get it when you're that close," BSU coach Dan Hawkins said.  (more...)


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