The Boise State Broncos are holding on for dear life as the team to beat in the Mountain West Conference. On Friday September 20, according to CBSSports.com, Boise State is a four point road underdog to Fresno State. They already have a lost to Washington this season, while Fresno State has started the season (2-0) with a win over Rutgers. The Bulldogs have a tremendous quarterback with Derek Carr. Here is the preview.
Boise State vs. Fresno State
When: Friday September 20, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Bulldog Stadium
The Mountain West championship could be on the line for one or both of these teams. Boise will be in a dog fight to hang in with Utah State all season and they can’t afford an early loss here. Yet, Fresno State might be the best team in the whole conference. As of now, the Bulldogs are the lone remaining undefeated team in the Mountain West.
The Broncos have experience great quarterback play throughout the years, but it’s been up and down with Joe Southwick at the helm. Boise State is averaging 243 yards passing per game but it’s minimal compared to the prolific Bulldog offense. They are putting up 332 yards passing and seem to be more one dimensional.
Boise State should have an edge in the rushing department. It may come down to how well, they can control the ball offensively. Their balance should be able to keep Fresno State’s defense guessing.
On the surface, this game has all the makings of a shootout. It could be a classic, especially if the defenses are unable to get off the field with stops. To win, each team needs to create some turnovers.
The Verdict: It’s hard to see Boise State slowing down Fresno States offense. They have trouble stopping the run, and pass. Derek Carr will have their way with this year’s team. Where Boise State can win this game is on the offensive end.
Fresno State 42
Boise State 38