| From an Oregon State perspective |
Boise State's victory also win for WAC
If you'd been here, in the middle of Bronco Stadium, with a near-record crowd of 30,711 screaming themselves as blue as the blue turf, here amid the hype of the game that somehow wasn't just Boise State against Oregon State, but the underdog Western Athletic Conference against the privileged Pac-10, you'd have thought something profoundly significant happened here Thursday night.
And on one level, certainly, it did ... more from Ron Bellamy of the Register Guard.
Johnson victimized many on OSU defense
After watching Boise State running back Ian Johnson carve up his team's defense, Oregon State coach Mike Riley said the blame probably needs to be shared.
Johnson carried 22 times for 240 yards and five touchdowns in the Beavers' 42-14 loss Thursday night ... more from Nick Jezierny of the Mail Tribune.
Broncos leave a big blue bruise
Get this urgent message to the Beavers. Quickly.
Do not. Repeat. Do not. Once more. Do NOT take a 14-0 lead in a football game when the opponent is Boise State.
It is not a good thing ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.
Fast start not enough
Starting fast is the curse of this series.
And then there's contending with Ian Johnson.
For the third straight time the team that jumped out to a big lead in the Oregon State-Boise State football battle, let the game get away ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times | Beaver Notebook
It's never easy for out-of-towners in Bronco Stadium.
Is it the painful-to-the-eye Smurf turf, or is the Boise State football team just that good?
Oregon State coach Mike Riley said the Broncos are as talented as they've been on their route to becoming one of the most successful programs in the country. They've won at least a share of the last four Western Athletic Conference championships ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times | Report Card
Stroughter shines again on returns
There is only one silver lining to the Oregon State football team's loss to Boise State on Thursday night, and it's really kind of gray.
The special teams were inconsistent, but took a few steps toward improvement ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
'Oregon State defense didn't show up to play'
Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker slammed his grease board at the feet of the defensive players huddled around him on the Beavers' sideline Thursday night.
Boise State had just scored its third touchdown of the first half to erase a 14-0 deficit, and if Banker's crew didn't wake up soon and start making plays, there was a real possibility of the game getting out of hand and the Beavers getting embarrassed ... more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.
Beavers buried by blue streak
Boise State and Oregon State have agreed to play again in 2009 and 2010, and the immediate thought Thursday night at Bronco Stadium was this: Is it too late to cancel that contract?
Those are the things that will cross the minds of Beavers fans when the final score reads Boise State 42, Oregon State 14 ... more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian | Beaver Notebook
Quitting time early in Boise
In assessing Oregon State's football team before the season, I thought the Beavers were being undervalued by the rest of the Pacific-10 Conference.
They were picked seventh in the conference, but possessed compelling components. The offense returned all five starting linemen for the first time in 29 years. The quarterback had a year's experience, as did the secondary -- two keys in conference play ... more from Brian Meehan of the Oregonian.
BSU leaves Beavers feeling blue
Here comes Boise State again, this time on the legs of sophomore running back Ian Johnson.
Showing speed in the open field, the power to break tackles and patience in waiting for holes, Johnson rushed for a career-high 240 yards and five touchdowns in the Broncos' 42-14 rout of Oregon State on Thursday night ... more from Tim Booth of the Associated Press.
Oregon State gets run over by Boise St 42-14
Oregon State jumped out to 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a three-yard touchdown catch from Joe Newton and a punt return for a touchdown by Sammie Stroughter, and then the floodgates opened as BSU RB Ian Johnson tore off touchdown runs from 59, four, three, 19 and 50 yards out on the way to 42 unanswered Bronco points ... more from CollegeFootballNews.com.
| From a Boise State perspective |
Johnson skins Beavers' defense on record night
Bronco Stadium grew deathly silent Thursday night after Oregon State scored their second touchdown in a two-minute span during the opening quarter against Boise State. The14-point cushion wouldn't be nearly enough as the Broncos rolled out 42 unanswered points to turn a bad start into a blow out. For the third consecutive year, the BSU and OSU match-up ended with the team on the board 14-0 going on to lose the game ... more from Jack Garcin of the Arbiter.
Win over Beavers has Boise St. talking perfect season
If a Pac-10 Conference team is going to stop Boise State's talk of an undefeated season, the next shot might not be until bowl season.
The Broncos overcame an early 14-point deficit Thursday night with 42 unanswered points to rout Oregon State 42-14. Boise State now looks ahead to a relatively favorable schedule in the Western Athletic Conference, and a potential perfect season that could land it in the Bowl Championship Series ... more from the Associated Press.
Broncos blow past Beavers on blue
Through smoking skies, a crowd painted blue, thunder, lightning, the whole she-bang, the Boise State Broncos flipped a 14-0 deficit on its head, going on a 42-0 run to beat the Oregon State Beavers 42-14 Thursday night at Bronco Stadium.
It happened mostly on the ground, running on the speedy legs of sophomore tailback Ian Johnson, who tied the BSU record for touchdowns in a game with five ... more from Dustin Lapray of the Times News.
Broncos ride Ian Johnson's five TDs to victory over Pac-10
Ian Johnson picked up his dad at the airport Thursday just before the Boise State football team's pregame meal.
"You know, son," Sterling Johnson said, "I don't care how many yards you rush for, just run tough."
Nice speech, dad ... more from Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman | BBronco Notebook
'We want to shut teams out every time we line up'
Sacramento State or Oregon State, it didn't matter to the Boise State football team's defense.
The Broncos were nearly as dominant Thursday night at Bronco Stadium against the Pac-10 Beavers as they were a week earlier against the Big Sky's Hornets ... more from Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman.
Win a giant step toward undefeated season
Any doubts about the legitimacy of Boise State's chance at an undefeated regular season — and the Oregon State players certainly had some before Thursday night — should now be gone.
With their domination of Oregon State in front of a national television audience, the Broncos proved that they are, indeed, capable of something very special this season ... more from Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman.