The offense was definitely clicking again this week against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Boise State rolled up another 60 point game this season defeating Southern Miss 60 – 7. It was a night that saw Joe Southwick exit in the third quarter after the game was well in control for the Broncos. After starting the game with two three and outs, the offense began rolling and dominating with ease.
Southwick completed 19 of his 23 passes, for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Each of the backup QBs came in and together completed all four of their passes for another 48 yards. The running game was on fire as well rolling up 229 yards and five touchdowns. Five different players scored rushing touchdowns. As a team, they amassed an impressive 545 yards and 60 points on offense, while the defense held Southern Miss to 7 points and 266 yards of offense.
Eight different players caught at least one pass and three touchdowns to three different players. This game also included two receivers going for more than a hundred, Matt Miller and Geraldo Boldewijn, 107 and 104 respectively. Each also caught a touchdown, while the other TD went to Shane Williams-Rhodes who led the team with 9 receptions.
From a defensive stand point, this was certainly their best performance thus far. They held Air Force to 287 yards and 20 points recently; however, Southern Miss was even less effective. This one may have ended in a shutout had the Golden Eagles not recovered a Boise State fumble on their own eight yard line leading to their only points of the game.
Boise State will face off against Utah State on October 12 and will need an equally impressive performance from all facets of the team. Utah State is currently ranked in the top 30 in passing, points per game, and points allowed per game.
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