Broncos Perfect at Home in Last 26

Both Boise State and Bowling Green started the season ranked in the top 25. 3 weeks into the season, both find themselves a disappointing 1-2 and out of the rakings. One team, however, feels decidedly better about itself today...

Boise State ran their home win streak to an NCAA Division 1 best 26 games, dating back to Dan Hawkins first season as the Bronco Head Coach, with a 48-20 dominating victory that could have been much worse and wasn't even as close as the score indicates.

Omar Jacobs, the standout QB for the Falcons completed a very human 18 of 36 passes for 220 yards, including 71 in the fourth quarter against the Bronco 2nd and 3rd teamers. Before last night, he had never completed less than 58 percent of his passes, and his career low in yardage, 218, came in his first career start at Oklahoma.

This same Bowling Green team gave Wisconsin all they could handle at Camp Randall with 458 yards and 5 passing TD's, however Boise State's Defensive Backs played up to the challenge of Hawkins to "play aggressively." There were no fewer than 5 dropped INT's, 3 of which were almost too easy.

Jacobs told reporters after the game that, "I was off the whole night, it was probably one of my worst games I ever played in college."

Boise State, on the other hand, dominated on the ground, rushing for a staggering 337 yards with the starters out for over nearly all of the 4th Quarter.

Redshirt Freshman Ian Johnson continued to impress as he led all rushers with 85 yards. For the Season, Johnson leads all Bronco rushers with 208 yards on just 32 attempts, an average of 6.5 yards each time he touches the ball. Bronco Senior sparkplug Lee Marks rushed for 80, but also had a 92-yard kickoff return for a TD that sparked the Broncos to 42 unanswered points.

The Bronco OLine domianted the line of scrimmage, and the Bronco DLine gave consistent pressure to Jacobs, despite rushing only 4 for most of the game.

The Broncos owned the clock, with a more than 15 minute advantage, oweing to the Falcon Defense's futility at stopping the rush. Boise State had ammassed 499 yards before the 4th quarter even began.

Bronco QB Jared Zabransky redeemed himself for a horrible outing at Georgia, going 16-of-23 for 202 yards and 1 TD, and added 64 yards rushing and 3 ground TD's.

Jerard Rabb continued to show why he was so highly recruited coming out of JC ball.. he led the Bronco's receiving corps once again, with 4 catches for 83 yards. On the young season, Rabb has 11 receptions for 166 yards and 2 TD's. He remains the only Bronco to crack 100 yards receiving.

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