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Boise Escapes Mistakes to Beat Oregon State
Posted By Nicholas Mosley On Sep 26 2010 @ 3:08 pm In Boise State | 4 Comments
Kellen Moore showed off to the nation that while he may not be the most protypical quaterback in the nation, he is one of the best. With his strong preformance against Oregon State, he led the Broncos to a 37-24 victory. By looking at the stats, it looked as though Oregon State should have lost by 40 points. Errors on special teams as well as costly penalties doomed Boise State and kept the Beavers hanging around much longer then they should have.
Kellen Moore showed why he should be in the thick of the Heisman race. He threw for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns while he tried to keep his Broncos ahead of a Beavers team that kept the score close. Coach Petersen pulled out some tricks on the first Broncos scoring drive. On a wide reciever reverse, Austin Pettis threw the ball to the corner of the endzone to tight end Tommy Gallarda who caught it for the opening points of the game. Oregon State could never really find a rhythm on offense as they only could produce 237 total yards compared to the 469 points of the Broncos. The talented duo of James and Jacquizz Rodgers were contained for most of the game, but a 54 yard punt return for a touchdown by James showed some of power that these brothers have. Jacquizz was shut down for the most part, only being allowed 46 yards rushing and one touchdown.
What Boise State needed to do this week was show to the nation that while they do not play in one of the power 6 conferences, they are one of the best schools in the nation. While they were able to win the game, what they needed to do was completley blowout Oregon State. This was a goal they were not able to achieve. The costly penalties as well as the special teams errors showed that they do have some weaknesses that they need to fix before thier next game agaisnt Toledo. Still Boise State did show no matter under what circumstances, they are for real and derserve as much as any school to be mentioned in the national title talks.
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