Broncos Thump Urban Meyer's Recruits 36-3

Boise State attracted immediate national attention with a 36-3 thumping of Utah this afternoon in Salt Lake City. After a 3-3 first quarter, the Broncos exploded to dominated the Utes, who went into the game favored by 5 1/2 points by Las Vegas oddsmakers.

Two years ago, Utah coach Urban Meyer was a hot commodity who eventually accepted a head coaching position at Florida.  Today in Salt Lake City, Meyer's recruits were no match for Boise State, as the Broncos thoroughly dominated Utah 36-3.

The Broncos scored 33 straight points in dealing the Utes their worst home loss in 17 years.  The Bronco defense held Utah to just 178 yards of total offense in a resounding performance indicative of an excellent scouting performance by Boise State Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox.  Utah quarterback Brett Ratliff managed just five-for-21 passing for 30 yards against the stingy Bronco defense.

Offensive Coordinator Brian Harsin was also brilliant for Boise State, both in his selection of plays and in his use of personnel.

Jared Zabransky completed 15 of 21 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score and Anthony Montgomery kicked three field goals for the Broncos, who gained 398 yards on the afternoon.  Ian Johnson rushed for 88 yards and Vinny Perretta gained 65 for Boise State.

The Broncos improved to 5-0 on the season while Utah slipped to 3-2.


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