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
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.