Offense Sluggish As Broncos Drop Two Out Of Last Three Games
The Boise State Broncos played their second home game of the year this past Saturday and never showed signs of life offensively until late in the fourth quarter. San Diego State handed the Broncos their second loss of the season.
Senior quarterback Brett Rypien threw his first interception of the year. Rypien had been averaging over 300 yards passing per game and three scores entering Saturday's game. Against the Aztecs defense, he managed just 170 yards, and failed to produce a single touchdown.
Running back Alex Mattison did score two touchdowns (each from one yard out), but was held to just 66 yards rushing. Although the Broncos managed to pull within six points with 3:05 left in the game, they were flat out dominated by San Diego State, who improved to 4-1 with the 19-13 victory over BSU.
With a November 9 matchup against Fresno State (4-1) just one month away, the Broncos will need to work some bugs out in the coming weeks if they are going to make a serious run at the Mountain West Conference title. The Broncos are currently in third place (1-1) in the conference, with the Utah State in first place at 4-1.
Boise State will face Utah State in their final regular season game on November 24.