Broncos lay the wood to Warriors

The only thing disappointing about the Broncos victory Friday night on ESPNII was the crowd. For the first time this season, the Broncos failed to sell-out a game. What those few hundred fans who stayed away missed was quite possibly the most dominating performance by the Broncos EVER, and a record-setting performance by Soph. QB Jared Zabransky <i>(pictured above)</i>.

The Nation tuned in to ESPN2 last night to watch a record breaking performance by one of the best Quarterbacks in NCAA history.. and they were not disappointed as the dominating performance was worthy of a national audience. Only problem was.. it wasn't the Quarterback they expected to break records. Jared Zabransky ran, threw, and broke or tied at least 2 school records as the #15 Broncos steamrolled their way to a lopsided 69-3 victory over the visiting Hawaii Warriors in front of a crowd of 29,591. The win runs their record to 8-0 this season, and 5-0 in the WAC.

The win also puts the Bronco's nation best win streaks at 19-0 overall, 23 straight in the WAC, and 24 straight at home.

The Broncos also stopped Hawaii Quarterback Timmy Chang from eclipsing Ty Detmer's overall yardage record. Chang, now only 14 yards short of the record at 15,017 yards, will now have to wait until next weekend when LaTech comes to Hawaii.

Chang did break one record in the loss, however, he threw 4 INT's to break Mark Herrmann's old record of 73. Fittingly enough, the record breaking INT led to the last Bronco TD as Chris Barrios returned his 2nd INT for a TD on National TV, (1st was against Fresno in 2002).

The real star of the evening, Jared Zabransky, tied a Boise State record with 4 rushing TD's, and broke the longest run in Boise State history, 85 yards for a TD in a wild 3rd Quarter that saw the Broncos explode for 38 points.

Z now leads the team in passing, 140/219 (1967 yards/11TD's) and is behind only Lee Marks in rushing, 87/285, 11TD's.

However, despite the prolific scoring of the Bronco's Offensive Machine.. it was the Defense that just might have stolen the show against Hawaii.

Despite those numbers, Chang was held to 227 yards passing with 4INT's. Hawaii was held without a TD for the first time this season.

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