Week 3 of college football brings an interesting matchup between the Boise State Broncos and the Wyoming Cowboys. Boise State (1-0), played a nail-biter against top 25 ranked Virginia Tech. After getting off to a hot start, Boise State needed some late game heroics by none other than Kellen Moore and Austin Pettis to give the Broncos a 33-30 victory over the Hokies. Wyoming (1-1), on the other hand faced the tough task of going into Austin and playing the 5th ranked Texas Longhorns. While the Cowboy’s kept it close at halftime, they were no match for the high powered Longhorn offense and fell 34-7.
Looking at this matchup on paper it seems as if this game will be a cake walk for the Broncos. But looking at the matchup’s that Wyoming presents for Boise State, this game could present a challenge for the Broncos. Like Virginia Tech, Wyoming has a mobile quarterback in Austin Carta-Samuels. He might not be of the same caliber as Tyrod Taylor, but he could present a problem for this Broncos defense. Also the Cowboys run a version of the spread offense under Coach Dave Christensen and one of major weakness that I see with the Bronco’s defense is their pass defense. In their week one game, Boise State had some problems containing the Hokies wide receivers and allowed one too many big plays that resulted in points for Virginia Tech. Boise on the other hand will combat with the high powered run-pass attack that helped them defeat Virginia Tech. They will rely on the arm of Heisman hopeful Kellen Moore to lead the Broncos to victory.
While I do see the Cowboys presenting some trouble for the Broncos, Boise should come out of War Memorial Stadium with a victory. Boise State has one too many offensive weapons that should take advantage of the mediocre Cowboys defense. In last week game against Texas, the Wyoming defense allowed too many big plays in the rushing game. And with the three headed monster of Jeremy Avery, D.J. Harper, and Doug Martin, the Broncos should have no problem in controlling the tempo of the game and running all over the Cowboys defense.
I see Boise State defeating Wyoming 42-17 in a game that will present some challenges for Boise States defense, but in the end with the talent level that Boise State has on both sides of the ball, Boise State should come away with a solid victory.
About the Author
Written by Nicholas Mosley
Born in Gilroy California. Raised in Sacramento California. Went to high school at Christian Brothers High School. Sophomore at Boise State University.