2011 Boise State Broncos football team

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2011 Boise State Broncos football
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Macco Bowl Las Vegas Champions
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #8
2011 record 12–1 (7–1 MWC)
Head coach Chris Petersen (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Brent Pease (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski (2nd year)
Home stadium Bronco Stadium
(Capacity: 33,500)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 TCU   7 0         11 2  
#8 Boise State   6 1         12 1  
Wyoming   5 2         8 5  
San Diego State   4 3         8 5  
Air Force   3 4         7 6  
Colorado State   1 6         3 9  
UNLV   1 6         2 10  
New Mexico   1 6         1 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Broncos were led by head coach Chris Petersen, winner of the 2010 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, and played their home games at Bronco Stadium. This season was Boise State's first in the Mountain West Conference after spending the previous ten years in the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 12–1, 6–1 Mountain West play to finish in second place. They were invited the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas for the second consecutive year where they defeated Arizona State 56–24.

Between 2008 and 2011, the Broncos went 50–3 to become the first team in FBS history to win 50 games in four years. With the 50–3 record, quarterback Kellen Moore set a new record for the most wins by a starting quarterback in FBS history, passing former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (45 wins).

Previous season[edit]

The Broncos opened the season ranked #3 and #5 in the AP and coaches polls, respectively, by far the highest season starting ranking in school history and the highest starting position for a non-BCS team. They opened the season against #6/#10 Virginia Tech at FedExField in one of the nation's premier games of the opening weekend. They defeated the eventual ACC champions 33–30 on a game winning touchdown drive with less than two minutes to play. The Broncos would win their next nine games and climbed to #2 in the coaches, AP and Harris polls and #3 in the BCS poll for their highest ranking ever in all four polls. On November 26, #3 Boise State lost to their rival #19 Nevada in overtime after two missed field goals by Kyle Brotzman. The Broncos would repeat as conference champions, shared with Nevada and Hawaiʻi with a 7–1 conference record. The conference title was the Broncos third straight and eighth in their ten-year history in the WAC. They were invited to the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas where they defeated Utah 26–3 to finish the season 12–1 and ranked #7/#9 in the coaches/AP polls.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released.

Maxwell Award – Sr. QB Kellen Moore, Sr. RB Doug Martin.[1]

Chuck Bednarik Award – Sr. DT Billy Winn.[2]

John Mackey Award – Sr. TE Kyle Efaw.[3]

Fred Biletnikoff Award – Sr. WR Tyler Shoemaker.[4]

Bronko Nagurski Trophy – Sr. DT Billy Winn.[5]

Outland Trophy – Sr. DT Billy Winn, Sr. OT Nate Potter.[6]

Jim Thorpe Award – Sr. S George Iloka[7]

Lombardi Award – Sr. C Thomas Byrd, Sr. DE Shae McClellin, Sr. OT Nate Potter, Sr. DT Billy Winn.[8]

Rimington Trophy – Sr. C Thomas Byrd.[9]

Davey O'Brien Award – Sr. QB Kellen Moore.[10]

Doak Walker Award – Sr. RB Doug Martin.[11]

Walter Camp Award – Sr. QB Kellen Moore.[12]

Ted Hendricks Award – Sr. DE Shea McClellin.[13]

Manning Award – Sr. QB Kellen Moore.[14]

Kellen Moore also won the Anson Mount Scholar/Athlete award on the Playboy Preseason All-America Team. Playboy also ranked Boise State #2 to start the season.[15]

Mountain West media days[edit]

During the Mountain West media days held on July 26–27 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas,[16] Boise State was picked as the overwhelming favorite to win the conference, garnering 28 of 31 first place votes.[17] Sr. QB Kellen Moore was selected as the preseason offensive player of the year and thus was the QB on the preseason All–Conference team. Joining him on the All–Conference team were Sr. RB Doug Martin, Sr. OL Thomas Bryd, Sr. OL Nate Potter, Sr. DL Billy Winn, Sr. DL Shea McClellin, and Sr. S George Iloka.[18]

Media poll[edit]

  1. Boise State – 236 (28)
  2. TCU – 208 (3)
  3. Air Force – 176
  4. San Diego State – 160
  5. Colorado State – 104
  6. Wyoming – 80
  7. UNLV – 77
  8. New Mexico – 39

All-blue uniform ban[edit]

Boise State was banned by the Mountain West Conference from wearing their traditional all-blue uniforms during conference home games. MW commissioner Craig Thompson's reason for the rule was that coaches had stated that the Broncos received a "competitive advantage" when wearing all blue on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium. Boise State head coach Chris Petersen was quoted that he thought the ban was "ridiculous".[19]

Preseason polls[edit]

On August 3, Boise State was ranked #7 in the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll, receiving 1,065 points.[20] Their season opening opponent, Georgia, will start the year ranked #22 making this the third straight season Boise State will open the year against a ranked team from a BCS conference. Boise State won the previous two (Oregon and Virginia Tech).

On August 20, Boise State was ranked #5 in the preseason AP Poll, receiving 1,200 points including 2 first place votes.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM vs. #22 Georgia* #7 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPN W 35–21   73,614
September 16 6:00 PM at Toledo* #4 Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN W 40–15   28,905
September 24 6:00 PM Tulsa* #4 Bronco StadiumBoise, ID CBSSN W 41–21   34,019
October 1 12:30 PM Nevada* #5 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID (Rivalry) Versus W 30–10   34,098
October 7 7:00 PM at Fresno State* #6 Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA (Battle for the Milk Can) ESPN W 57–7   33,871
October 15 4:00 PM at Colorado State #6 Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO The Mtn. W 63–13   30,027
October 22 1:30 PM Air Forcedagger #7 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID Versus W 37–26   34,196A
November 5 8:30 PM at UNLV #5 Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV CBSSN W 48–21   26,281
November 12 1:30 PM #24 TCU #5 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID Versus L 35–36   34,146
November 19 6:00 PM at San Diego State #11 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA CBSSN W 52–35   52,256
November 26 12:00 PM Wyoming #8 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID The Mtn. W 36–14   33,773
December 3 4:00 PM New Mexico #8 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID The Mtn. W 45–0   33,878
December 22 6:00 PM vs. Arizona State #6 Sam Boyd Stadium • Whitney, NV (Maaco Bowl Las Vegas) ESPN W 56–24   35,720
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.
  • ^A Denotes the then largest crowd in Bronco Stadium history. Previous high was 34,137 vs Oregon State in 2010. The record was beaten on Septbember 20, 2012 vs BYU with 36,864.

Boise State was set to play Utah in Boise in 2011, with games in 2012 and 2013 also scheduled. However, due to their move to the Pac-12, where they will play nine conference games, and their desire to continue their rivalry with former conference member and newly independent BYU, Utah bought their way out of the series.[21] Boise State replaced Utah with Fresno State and Nevada[22] as both schools were also looking for another game due to having one less conference game due to Boise State's departure from the WAC. Fresno State and Nevada will become conference games again in 2012 as they will join the Mountain West.

Locations for Mountain West Conference games were announced on November 4, 2010.[23]

Boise State was scheduled to open the 2011 season at Mississippi, however, on November 20, 2010 they announced they would open the season against Georgia in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.[24] Their meeting with Mississippi will be pushed back to 2014 also in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

On January 25, Boise State's conference game with TCU, which was originally scheduled to be played in Fort Worth, was moved to Boise.[25] The move was due in part to TCU announcing they would be leaving for the Big East Conference in 2012 (they ultimately went to the Big 12 instead). To accommodate the change, the Broncos will now play San Diego State in San Diego instead of Boise.

The Mountain West released dates for conference games on March 3, 2011.

On March 21, as part of the WAC's TV contract with ESPN, it was announced that the game at Fresno State will be moved to Friday, October 7 to be broadcast on ESPN. This will be the 11th straight year the Battle for the Milk Can will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.[26]

On April 7, the Mountain West announced times and TV for all conference and home MW games.[27]

For the first time in 40 years, Boise State will not play their in-state rival Idaho and currently have no future matchups scheduled.

Game notes[edit]

vs. Georgia–Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boise State 7 7 14 7 35
Georgia 7 0 7 7 21

2nd meeting. 0–1 all time. Last meeting 2005, 48–13 Bulldogs win in Athens.

Uniform combination: white procombat helmet, white jersey, white pants.

Boise State opened the season with a win against a top 20 (AP poll) team from a BCS conference for the third straight year with their 35–21 win in the fourth annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Georgia got on the board first with an 80-yard touchdown run by Brandon Boykin, which was his first career offensive play. Boise State tie the game up later in the first quarter when Kellen Moore found freshman wide receiver Matt Miller for a 17-yard touchdown. The TD pass was Moore's 100th career touchdown pass. 48 seconds before halftime, Boise State would take the lead when Moore connected on his second touchdown pass, this time from 12 yards out to tight end Kyle Efaw to give the Broncos a 14–7 halftime lead. Boise State increased their lead in the third quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run by Doug Martin and Moore's third touchdown pass of 3 yards to Tyler Shoemaker for a 28–7 lead. After Boise State was penalized for being offsides on a fourth and seven during a punt, Georgia went for it on fourth and two and scored on a 36-yard touchdown to Orson Charles from Aaron Murray to cut into the lead at the end of the third quarter. The Broncos drove the ball 76 yards on their last scoring drive, capped off by a 1 yard D.J. Harper touchdown run. Another long Georgia touchdown from 51 yards out brought the scoring to an end and the Broncos would leave Atlanta with their first ever win against a team from the SEC (previously 0–4). Kellen Moore is now 5–0 in his career against BCS teams. The Bronco defense finished with six sacks, 2.5 by Shea McClellin, and one interception by Jerrell Gavins.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 28/34, 261 YDS, 3 TDS, 1 INT Doug Martin: 24 CAR, 57 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 9 Tyler Shoemaker: 5 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 17 BSU: 390
D.J. Harper: 8 CAR, 44 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 17 Kyle Efaw: 6 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 18 UGA: 373

On September 5, Kellen Moore was named the Mountain West offensive player of the week, becoming the first Bronco to win the award in their first game as a conference member.[28] This was the second straight year Moore won a player of the week award after the season opening game. The Broncos moved up one spot in the AP poll to #4 with 2 first place votes and moved up 2 spots in the coaches poll to #5. Following their bye week, they moved up to #4 in the coaches.

at Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Broncos 13 7 7 13 40
Rockets 6 3 0 6 15

2nd meeting. 1–0 all time. Last meeting 2010, 57–14 Broncos win in Boise.

Uniform combination: blue helmet, white jersey, orange pants.

Kellen Moore completed a career high 32 passes to nine different receivers for 455 yards and five touchdowns as the Broncos rolled to a 40–15 win over preseason MAC favorite Toledo. After forcing the Broncos to punt on their first possession, Toledo took and early lead on a 24-yard touchdown pass to go up 6–0 (pat failed). The Broncos would answer on Moore's first TD pass of the night from 26 yards out to Tyler Shoemaker. His second TD pass of the night came on the Broncos next possession when Doug Martin took a screen pass 71 yards for a 13–6 Bronco lead at the end of the first quarter. After trading punts throughout the second quarter, the Broncos would put together a 7-play, 64-yard drive in only 1:05, capped off with a 1-yard TD pass from Moore to Shoemaker, to score with 17 seconds before halftime. A kickoff out of bounds gave the Rockets great field possession and managed a 35-yard field goal and cut the Bronco lead to 20–9 at the half. In the third quarter, Toledo looked like they were going to keep the game close as they drove to the Bronco's 11-yard line. However, Shae McClellin tipped a Rocket pass that was intercepted by Chase Baker to end the Toledo hopes. The Broncos followed by marching 88 yards, capped off with Moore's fourth TD pass to Kyle Efaw, to take a 27–9 lead. Toledo's last chance to get back into the game came when Moore was intercepted and the Rockets drove to the six-yard line. However, the Broncos forced a fumble that was recovered by J.C. Percy. Moore would add another TD pass to Shoemaker for 17 yards later in the 4th to put the Broncos up 33–9. Toledo would score quick to make it 33–15 but the Broncos would milk the clock with their second string and add a final touchdown by Drew Wright for a final score of 40–15.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 32/42, 455 YDS, 5 TDS, 1 INT Doug Martin: 19 CAR, 70 YDS, LG of 12 Tyler Shoemaker: 4 REC, 52 YDS, 3 TDS, LG of 26 BSU: 610
Joe Southwick: 1/1, 10 YDS Drew Wright: 5 CAR, 29 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 8 Doug Martin: 5 REC, 122 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 71 TOL: 349
Mitch Burroughs: 6 REC, 76 YDS, LG of 27

1st Quarter

  • 11:35 TOL–Danny Noble 24 Yd Pass From Austin Dantin (Pat Failed) 0–6
  • 06:56 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 26 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 7–6
  • 02:45 BSU–Doug Martin 71 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Failed) 13–6

2nd Quarter

  • 00:17 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 1 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 20–6
  • 00:00 TOL–Ryan Casano 35 Yd FG 20–9

3rd Quarter

  • 06:30 BSU–Kyle Efaw 12 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 27–9

4th Quarter

  • 05:58 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 17 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Failed) 33–9
  • 04:33 TOL–Adonis Thomas 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 33–15
  • 01:30 BSU–Drew Wright 8 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 40–15

On September 19, Kellen Moore was named the Mountain West Offensive player of the week for the second time, this week shared with San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman.[29] Moore was also named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week.[30] The Broncos remained at #4 in both polls and did retain their two first place votes in the AP poll.

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 0 7 14 21
#4 Broncos 13 14 7 7 41
Doug Martin's 2nd-quarter TD.

6th meeting. 5–0 all time. Last meeting 2009, 28–21 Broncos win in Tulsa.

Uniform combination: blue helmet, blue jersey, blue pants.

Boise State dominated Tulsa in rout to their 350th regular season win in school history. After stalling inside the 5-yard line on the first drive of the game, the Broncos would control the rest of the first half with three Kellen Moore touchdown passes, two to Tyler Shoemaker, and a 33 yard Doug Martin touchdown run to give the Broncos a 27–0 lead at halftime. Kellen Moore would only play one series in the second half, but it was long enough to add a fourth touchdown pass, this time to Mitch Burroughs. The Tulsa offense was able to drive the field on the Bronco defense pretty consistently in the second half, scoring three touchdowns. But backup quarterback Joe Southwick was able to keep the Broncos lead out of reach with a touchdown pass to Gabe Linehan, the Broncos fifth touchdown threw the air on the night. The Bronco defense recorded four interceptions of Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinnie, two by Jerrell Gavins.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 23/29, 279 YDS, 4 TDS Doug Martin: 21 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 33 Tyler Shoemaker: 5 REC, 102 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 31 BSU: 458
Joe Southwick: 5/7, 47 YDS, 1 TD D.J. Harper: 15 CAR, 43 YDS, LG of 7 Mitch Burroughs: 5 REC, 63 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 27 TLSA: 291
Matt Miller: 4 REC, 57 YDS, LG of 38
Tyler Shoemaker about to catch his first touchdown.

1st Quarter

  • 06:34 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 26 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Blocked) 0–6
  • 01:44 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 6 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–13

2nd Quarter

  • 14:25 BSU–Doug Martin 33 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–20
  • 02:12 BSU–Kyle Efaw 1 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–27

3rd Quarter

  • 09:25 BSU–Mitch Burroughs 10 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–34
  • 04:11 TLSA–Trey Watts 3 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 7–34

4th Quarter

  • 14:55 TLSA–Willie Carter 8 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 14–34
  • 06:27 BSU–Gabe Linehan 5 Yd Pass From Joe Southwick (Dan Goodale Kick) 14–41
  • 03:19 TLSA–Ricky Johnson 13 Yd Pass From Kalen Henderson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 21–41

Despite winning and #5 Stanford not playing this week, the Broncos would be jumped by the Cardinal and are now ranked #5 in the coaches poll. The Broncos remained at #4 in the AP poll but did lose a first place vote to now only have one.

Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 0 0 0 10 10
#5 Broncos 7 13 10 0 30
D.J. Harper about to catch a 1st-quarter TD.

38th meeting. 24–13 all time. Last meeting 2010, 34–31 Wolf Pack win in overtime in Reno. Nevada will join the Broncos in the Mountain West in 2012.

Uniform combination: blue helmet, blue jersey, blue pants.

Boise State avenged their only loss from the 2010 season in dominating fashion with a 30–10 win over their rival Nevada. Kellen Moore had one of his worst days of his career statistically with only 142 yards and two interceptions, but he also managed two touchdowns on 19 completions. Doug Martin did the rest of the damage running the ball 21 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns. His second touchdown was a 43 yarder at the beginning of the 3rd quarter to put the Broncos up 27–0. The Bronco defense completely shut down the powerful pistol attack of the Wolf Pack, holding Nevada to only 59 yards rushing. 53 of Nevada's 182 total yards came on a late touchdown with less than one minute to play. Boise State attempted and made their first field goal of the season, a 31 yarder from freshman Dan Goodale.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 19/33, 142 YDS, 2 TDS, 2 INTS Doug Martin: 21 CAR, 126 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 43 Mitch Burroughs: 5 REC, 34 YDS LG of 11 BSU: 329
Joe Southwick: 2/2, 18 YDS D.J. Harper: 11 CAR, 36 YDS, LG of 16 Tyler Shoemaker: 2 REC, 25 YDS LG of 25 NEV: 182
Matt Miller: 4 REC, 24 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 8
Doug Martin diving for a 5-yard TD in the 2nd quarter.

1st Quarter

  • 07:37 BSU–D.J. Harper 21 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–7

2nd Quarter

  • 05:51 BSU–Matt Miller 3 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–14
  • 01:24 BSU–Doug Martin 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 0–20

3rd Quarter

  • 12:56 BSU–Doug Martin 43 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–27
  • 08:23 BSU–Dan Goodale 31 Yd FG 0–30

4th Quarter

  • 14:48 NEV–Allen Hardison 21 Yd FG 3–30
  • 00:46 NEV–Rishard Matthews 53 Yd Pass From Mason Magleby (Allen Hardison Kick) 10–30

For the second consecutive week, despite winning, the Broncos would fall in the rankings, this time in both polls. They fell one spot in both polls to now be ranked #6 in the coaches poll and #5 in the AP poll. They did still receive one first place vote in the AP poll.

at Fresno State–Battle for the Milk Can[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Broncos 16 21 13 7 57
Bulldogs 0 0 0 7 7

14th meeting. 9–4 all time. Last meeting 2010, 51–0 Broncos win in Boise. The Milk Can rivalry will become a conference game again when Fresno State joins the Broncos in the Mountain West in 2012.

Uniform combination: blue procombat helmet, white jersey, white pants

Boise State scored over 50 points against their rivals Fresno State for the fourth straight game en route to retaining the Milk Can for the sixth straight year with a 57–7 win. Kellen Moore threw 3 first half touchdowns, one to Matt Miller and two to Geraldo Boldewijn who was returning from a 4 game suspension for receiving impermissible benefits. Rushing touchdowns by Mitch Burroughs and D.J. Harper and a 32 yard Dan Goodale field goal gave the Broncos a lead of 37–0 at halftime. Boise State added three more rushing touchdowns in the second half by Harper, Doug Martin, and Grant Hedrick (first career TD) and gave up a punt return touchdown for Fresno State's only score. The Bronco defense forced four tournovers, including interceptions by Jamar Taylor and Jonathan Brown. Hunter White also blocked a punt.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 23/31, 254 YDS, 3 TDS Doug Martin: 16 CAR, 94 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 55 Matt Miller: 5 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 48 BSU: 464
Joe Southwick: 3/5, 27 YDS Grant Hedrick: 3 CAR, 38 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 23 Gerraldo Boldewijn: 3 REC, 33 YDS, 2 TD, LG of 18 FRES: 270
D.J. Harper: 6 CAR, 17 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 6 Gabe Linehan: 3 REC, 48 YDS, LG of 28

1st Quarter

  • 10:29 BSU–Matt Miller 4 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 7–0
  • 01:59 BSU–Dan Goodale 32 Yd FG 10–0
  • 00:54 BSU–Mitch Burroughs 25 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 13–0

2nd Quarter

  • 09:52 BSU–Geraldo Boldewijn 18 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 23–0
  • 06:28 BSU–D.J. Harper 6 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 30–0
  • 00:20 BSU–Geraldo Boldewijn 4 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 37–0

3rd Quarter

  • 08:59 BSU–Doug Martin 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 43–0
  • 04:06 BSU–D.J. Harper 3 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 50–0

4th Quarter

  • 14:44 FRES–Devon Wylie 79 Yd Punt Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 50–7
  • 00:17 BSU–Grant Hedrick 23 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 57–7

Boise State remained the same in both the AP and Coaches poll, #5 and #6 respectively, and debuted at #5 in the Harris Interactive poll with one first place vote. On October 10, Kellen Moore was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.[31]

at Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Broncos 21 14 28 0 63
Rams 0 13 0 0 13

First ever meeting.

Uniform combination: blue helmet, blue jersey, blue pants. Colroado State chose to wear white at home.

In their first conference game as a member of the Mountain West, Boise State took no time announcing their presence by setting a school record for total yards in a blowout win over Colorado State. Doug Martin would start the scoring for the Broncos with rushing touchdowns from 26 and 65 yards. Kellen Moore kept the long touchdowns coming with a 52-yard TD pass to Tyler Shoemaker for a 21–0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. D.J. Harper scored on a 36-yard run and Kellen Moore found his brother Kirby from 9 yards out to extend the lead to 35–0. Colorado State went to their bag of tricks and scored on two touchdown passes by a wide receiver and a running back to cut into the lead 35–13 at the half. The Rams looked to seize momentum by holding the Broncos to a 3-and-out on their first possession. However, the Broncos would fake the punt with a 37-yard run by Tyler Shoemaker and score on Doug Martin's 3rd TD run from 14 yards just three plays later. Boise State would add three more 3rd-quarter touchdowns with 2 Kellen Moore TD passes, including one to Shoemaker of 62 yards, and a D.J. Harpter TD run. Boise State set a school record with 742 total yards and outgained the Rams by 511 yards. The Bronco defense recorded seven tackles for loss with three sacks, two by Tyrone Crawford who also recovered a fumble. Shae McClellin had an interception.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 26/30, 338 YDS, 4 TDS Doug Martin: 20 CAR, 200 YDS, 3 TDS, LG of 65 Tyler Shoemaker: 9 REC, 180 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 62 BSU: 742
Joe Southwick: 1/1, 11 YDS D.J. Harper: 8 CAR, 63 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 36 Mitch Burroughs: 5 REC, 64 YDS, LG of 25 CSU: 231
Drew Wright: 16 CAR, 79 YDS, LG of 11 Kirby Moore: 2 REC, 20 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 11

1st Quarter

  • 09:23 BSU–Doug Martin 26 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 7–0
  • 07:55 BSU–Doug Martin 65 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 14–0
  • 00:59 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 52 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 21–0

2nd Quarter

  • 12:46 BSU–D.J. Harper 36 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 28–0
  • 10:01 BSU–Kirby Moore 9 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 35–0
  • 09:17 CSU–Joe Brown 27 Yd Pass From Crockett Gillmore (Pat Blocked) 35–6
  • 04:01 CSU–Matt Yemm 20 Yd Pass From Charles Lovett (Ben Deline Kick) 35–13

3rd Quarter

  • 11:26 BSU–Doug Martin 14 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 42–13
  • 08:47 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 62 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 49–13
  • 07:03 BSU–Gabe Linehan 3 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 56–13
  • 04:41 BSU–D.J. Harper 1 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 63–13

The Broncos remained the same in the AP and Harris polls, including still receiving one first place vote, and despite gaining two total points they would fall to #7 in the Coaches poll. Boise State debuted at #5 in the first BCS standings of the season. Doug Martin and Tyrone Crawford were named the Mountain West offensive and defensive players of the week. Martin's award was shared with San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman.[32]

Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 10 3 13 26
#7 Broncos 7 13 7 10 37

First ever meeting.

Uniform combination: blue helmet, gray jersey, blue pants.

Boise State's first ever meeting with a service academy had a record attendance crowd of 34,196 on the edge of their seats as the Broncos were able to hold on to beat the Falcons 37–26 for Boise State's first ever home win in Mountain West play. Boise State got on the board early with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Kellen Moore to Tyler Shoemaker. Air Force's triple option attack answered midway through the second quarter with a 1 yard toucdown run for a 7–7 tie. Three minutes later Kellen Moore found Matt Miller for a 19-yard touchdown and a 13–7 lead. The Broncos next score came on a fake punt attempt by Air Force. The Broncos were able to strip the ball during the fake punt and Hunter White returned the fumble for a 16 yard toucdown and a 20–7 lead. Air Force drove the field quick to add a field goal for a halftime score of 20–10. Air Force opened the second half with another field goal before Doug Martin broke a 15-yard touchdown to put the Broncos up 27–13 at the end of the third quarter. Air Force's next drive would span 80 yards on 18 plays, including a rushing first down on 3rd and 21, culminating in a 3-yard touchdown run and a score of 27–20. The Broncos followed with their own 10 play, 68-yard drive ending with Moore's third toudchdown pass, this time a 2 yarder to Doug Martin and a 34–20 Bronco lead. Air Force would not go away and would score in just 5 plays, including a 51-yard pass, for a score of 34–26 after a blocked extra point. Boise State would finally put the game out of reach by eating up most of the clock on their way to a 25 yard Dan Goodale field goal for the 37–26 Bronco win. The Bronco defense gave up 264 yards rushing and linebacker Byron Hout finished with 18 tackles.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 23/29, 281 YDS, 3 TDS, 1 INT Doug Martin: 21 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 15 Tyler Shoemaker: 4 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 32 BSU: 423
D.J. Harper: 4 CAR, 18 YDS, LG of 7 Matt Miller: 5 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 24 AFA: 408
Geraldo Boldewijn: 3 REC, 39 YDS, LG of 16

1st Quarter

  • 11:36 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 24 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–7

2nd Quarter

  • 07:17 AFA–Tim Jefferson 1 Yd Run (Parker Herrington Kick) 7–7
  • 04:54 BSU–Matt Miller 19 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Blocked) 7–13
  • 02:44 BSU–Hunter White 16 Yd Fumble Return (Dan Goodale Kick) 7–20
  • 00:00 AFA–Parker Herrington 37 Yd FG 10–20

3rd Quarter

  • 07:05 AFA–Parker Herrington 39 Yd FG 13–20
  • 02:05 BSU–Doug Martin 15 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 13–27

4th Quarter

  • 09:47 AFA–Asher Clark 3 Yd Run (Parker Herrington Kick) 20–27
  • 05:07 BSU–Doug Martin 2 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 20–34
  • 03:31 AFA–Tim Jefferson 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 26–34
  • 00:42 BSU–Dan Goodale 25 Yd FG 26–37

Boise State would remain the same in the AP and Harris polls but rise to #5 in the coache's and #4 in the BCS polls. With Oklahoma's home loss to Texas Tech, Boise State now holds the nations longest overall home winning streak at 35, but also have a home regular season home winning streak of 65. Kellen Moore and Byron Hout were named the Mountain West offensive and defensive players of the week.[33] The award was the fourth of the season for Moore. Following the bye week, the Broncos would fall to #5 in the BCS poll and are now #5 in all four major polls.

at UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Broncos 7 14 7 20 48
Rebels 7 7 0 7 21

7th meeting. 3–3 all time. Last meeting 1977, 45–14 Broncos win in Boise.

Uniform combination: white helmet, white jersey, blue pants.

Boise State shook off a slow first half and pulled away with four second half touchdowns for their 10th straight win with a 48–21 victory over the Rebels of UNLV. Kellen Moore threw three first half touchdowns, two to Matt Miller, but UNLV was able to match the Broncos first two scores for a 21–14 Boise State lead at halftime. Boise State extended the lead with Moore's fourth touchdown pass from 51 yards out to Tyler Shoemaker for a 28–14 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Broncos opened the fourth quarter by finishing off a 14-play, 64-yard drive, which included a fake punt, with Moore's fifth touchdown off a tipped pass to Shoemaker. D.J. Harper, replacing injured starting running back Doug Martin, went 49 yards on two plays and scored on a 15-yard rush to give the Broncos a 41–14 lead. Both teams traded touchdowns by the second teamers for a final of 48–21. This was Kellen Moore's 46th win, setting a new record for most wins by an NCAA quarterback and surpassing the previous mark set by former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 18/21, 219 YDS, 5 TDS D.J. Harper: 13 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 36 Tyler Shoemaker: 5 REC, 102 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 51 BSU: 416
Joe Southwick: 3/3, 12 YDS Drew Wright: 8 CAR, 47 YDS, LG of 15 Matt Miller: 6 REC, 58 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 30 UNLV: 319
Geraldo Boldewijn: 2 REC, 22 YDS, LG of 11

1st Quarter

  • 09:26 BSU–Gabe Linehan 2 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 7–0
  • 05:43 UNLV–Dionza Bradford 13 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 7–7

2nd Quarter

  • 09:37 BSU–Matt Miller 30 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 14–7
  • 04:49 UNLV–Michael Johnson 33 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 14–14
  • 00:25 BSU–Matt Miller 5 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 21–14

3rd Quarter

  • 08:37 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 51 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 28–14

4th Quarter

  • 14:48 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 5 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Failed) 35–14
  • 12:04 BSU–D.J. Harper 36 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 42–14
  • 01:46 BSU–Drew Wright 15 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 48–14
  • 00:30 UNLV–Phillip Payne 13 Yd Pass From Sean Reilly (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 48–21

Boise State would remain at #5 in all three major polls.

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Horned Frogs 7 13 8 8 36
#5 Broncos 7 7 14 7 35

4th meeting. 2–1 all time. Last meeting 2009 season, 17–10 Broncos win in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. This is the first time they have met in the regular season as all three previous meetings have been in bowl games.

Uniform combination: white helmets, orange jersey, orange pants.

For the second year in a row Boise State's BCS fate was decided by a field goal as #24 TCU knocked off the Broncos when Dan Goodale's final second field goal sailed wide right to give the Horned Frogs a 36–35 win. The Broncos came out fast scoring just four minutes into the game when Kellen Moore found Matt Miller for a 22-yard touchdown. TCU would answer by going deep, first with a 74-yard touchdown pass from Casey Pachall to Josh Boyce, then Pachall found Brandon Carter for a 75-yard touchdown. D.J. Harper would tie the game with a 17-yard touchdown run before Pachall went deep again to Boyce, this time from 69 yards out (PAT failed) for a 20–14 TCU lead at the half. It was the first time the Broncos had trailed at halftime since the 2007 Hawai'i Bowl. The lead for TCU did not last for long as Bronco defensive end Tyrone Crawford returned a fumble for a touchdown on the Horned Frogs first play of the second half. Seven minutes later D.J. Harper added his second touchdown run, this time from three yards out for a 28–20 Bronco lead. TCU marched 86 yards, capped off with a Josh Boyce 3-yard touchdown reception, and tied the game after a two-point conversion when Pachall dove for the endzone, just barely breaking the plane. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Kellen Moore connected with Dallas Burroughs for a 54-yard touchdown to put the Broncos up 35–28. Both teams traded punts throughout the fourth before the Broncos got the ball back with 5:37 left. The Broncos ran the clock down to 2:26 before backup running back Drew Wright, playing due to injuries to both Doug Martin and D.J. Harper, fumbled giving TCU the ball at the 27-yard line. Casey Pachall methodically marched the Horned Frogs down the field and found Brandon Carter for a 25-yard touchdown. TCU chose to go for two where Pachall found Boyce on a pass toward the sideline. The Bronco defender went for the interception and missed letting Boyce walk in for the 36–35 lead. After a kickoff out of bounds and a TCU holding penalty, the Broncos where on the 50 with 1:05 to play. After 3 straight incompletions, TCU was controversially flagged for pass interference on fourth down. Two Kellen Moore completions moved the Broncos to the 22-yard line with 21 seconds to play and they had a timeout. They chose to move the ball to the middle of the field to set up a 39-yard field goal which Dan Goodale pushed right. The loss ended the Broncos 65 game regular season home winning streak and 47 game conference home winning streak. Both streaks where the longest ever streaks in the FBS era (since 1978).[34] The loss also ended the longest overall home winning streak at 35.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 28/38, 320 YDS, 2 TDS D.J. Harper: 24 CAR, 125 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 32 Matt Miller: 9 REC, 73 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 22 BSU: 446
Drew Wright: 3 CAR, 20 YDS, LG of 8 Tyler Shoemaker: 5 REC, 69 YDS, LG of 24 TCU: 506
Dallas Burroughs: 1 REC, 54 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 54

1st Quarter

  • 11:27 BSU–Matt Miller 22 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–7
  • 08:34 TCU–Josh Boyce 74 Yd Pass From Casey Pachall (Ross Evans Kick) 7–7

2nd Quarter

  • 13:17 TCU–Brandon Carter 75 Yd Pass From Casey Pachall (Ross Evans Kick) 14–7
  • 08:13 BSU–D.J. Harper 17 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 14–14
  • 06:34 TCU–Josh Boyce 69 Yd Pass From Casey Pachall (Pat Failed) 20–14

3rd Quarter

  • 14:43 BSU–Tyrone Crawford 32 Yd Fumble Return (Dan Goodale Kick) 20–21
  • 07:03 BSU–D.J. Harper 3 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 20–28
  • 02:02 TCU–Josh Boyce 2 Yd Pass From Casey Pachall (Casey Pachall Run For Two-Point Conversion) 28–28

4th Quarter

  • 14:47 BSU–Dallas Burroughs 54 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 28–35
  • 01:05 TCU–Brandon Carter 25 Yd Pass From Casey Pachall (Casey Pachall Pass To Josh Boyce For Two-Point Conversion) 36–35

Following the loss, the Broncos fell to #10 in the BCS and AP polls and #11 in the Coaches and Harris polls.

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Broncos 21 21 3 7 52
Aztecs 7 7 0 21 35

First ever meeting

Uniform combination: blue procombat helmet, white jersey, orange pants.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 28/40, 366 YDS, 4 TDS, 1 INT Doug Martin: 36 CAR, 129 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 22 Tyler Shoemaker: 10 REC, 73 YDS, 3 TDS, LG of 24 BSU: 497
Mitch Burroughs: 1 CAR, 11 YDS, LG of 11 Geraldo Boldewijn: 1 REC, 42 YDS, LG of 42 SDSU: 470
Kyle Efaw: 2 REC, 21 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 12

1st Quarter

  • 11:42 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 5 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 7–0
  • 05:23 BSU–Mitch Burroughs 11 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 14–0
  • 03:16 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 14 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 21–0
  • 01:38 SDSU–Adam Muema 81 Yd Run (Abelardo Perez Kick) 21–7

2nd Quarter

  • 12:07 BSU–Kyle Efaw 9 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale Kick) 28–7
  • 11:25 SDSU–Gavin Escobar 30 Yd Pass From Ryan Lindley (Abelardo Perez Kick) 28–14
  • 05:49 BSU–Doug Martin 10 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 35–14
  • 00:47 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 24 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 42–14

3rd Quarter

  • 09:20 BSU–Michael Frisina 30 Yd FG 45–14

4th Quarter

  • 10:12 SDSU–Gavin Escobar 30 Yd Pass From Ryan Lindley (Abelardo Perez Kick) 45–21
  • 06:25 SDSU–Adam Muema 5 Yd Run (Ryan Lindley Pass To Gavin Escobar For Two-Point Conversion) 45–29
  • 04:11 BSU–Doug Martin 22 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 52–29
  • 00:05 SDSU–Adam Muema 1 Yd Pass From Ryan Lindley (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 52–35


Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 0 0 7 14
#8 Broncos 0 13 16 7 36

6th meeting. 5–0 all time. Last meeting 2010, 51–6 Broncos win in Laramie.

Uniform combination: blue helmet, blue jersey, white pants.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 24/36, 279 YDS, 3 TDS, 1 INT Doug Martin: 26 CAR, 153 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 26 Matt Miller: 4 REC, 66 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 46 BSU: 497
D.J. Harper: 9 CAR, 35 YDS, LG of 9 Tyler Shoemaker: 4 REC, 53 YDS, LG of 18 WYO: 191
Kyle Efaw: 2 REC, 23 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 13

1st Quarter

  • 09:52 WYO–Luke Anderson 29 Yd Interception Return (Daniel Sullivan Kick) 7–0

2nd Quarter

  • 01:10 BSU–Doug Martin 2 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 7–7
  • 00:00 BSU–Matt Miller 46 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Blocked) 7–13

3rd Quarter

  • 12:16 BSU–Michael Frisina 23 Yd FG 7–16
  • 06:16 BSU–Kyle Efaw 10 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 7–22
  • 02:20 BSU–Gabe Linehan 17 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 7–29

4th Quarter

  • 13:13 BSU–Doug Martin 1 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 7–36
  • 05:26 WYO–Josh Doctson 8 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Daniel Sullivan Kick) 14–36


New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 0 0 0 0
#8 Broncos 21 10 7 7 45

3rd meeting. 2–0 all time. Last meeting 2000, 31–14 Broncos win in Albuquerque.

Uniform combination: blue procombat helmet with numbers on the side, orange jersey, blue pants.

Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Total Yards
Kellen Moore: 28/33, 313 YDS, 3 TDS Doug Martin: 22 CAR, 110 YDS, 2 TDS, LG of 40 Tyler Shoemaker: 7 REC, 106 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 31 BSU: 543
Drew Wright: 4 CAR, 29 YDS, 1 TD, LG of 30 Matt Miller: 5 REC, 62 YDS, LG of 19 UNM: 197
D.J. Harper: 9 CAR, 39 YDS, LG of 6 Mitch Burroughs: 6 REC, 59 YDS, LG of 15

1st Quarter

  • 07:57 BSU–Kyle Efaw 2 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 0–7
  • 04:40 BSU–Tyler Shoemaker 16 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 0–14
  • 01:35 BSU–Doug Martin 4 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 0–21

2nd Quarter

  • 07:49 BSU–Gabe Linehan 15 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Michael Frisina Kick) 0–28
  • 00:00 BSU–Michael Frisina 30 Yd FG 0–31

3rd Quarter

  • 07:20 BSU–Doug Martin 40 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–38

4th Quarter

  • 05:01 BSU–Drew Wright 30 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 0–45


Arizona State–Maaco Bowl Las Vegas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 0 3 7 14 24
#6 Broncos 14 14 7 21 56

2nd meeting. 0–1 all time. Last meeting 1996, 56–7 Sun Devils win in Tempe.

Uniform combination: blue procombat helmet with numbers on the side, blue jersey, blue pants.


Rankings[edit]


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 5 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 10 7 9 8 8 
Coaches' 7 5 4 4 5 6 6 7 5 5 5 11 8 8 6 6 
Harris Not released 5 (1) 5 (1) 5 5 5 11 8 8 6 Not released 
BCS Not released 5 4 5 5 10 7 7 7 Not released


Statistics[edit]

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boise State 154 168 140 113 575
Opponents 41 56 32 114 243

NFL Draft[edit]

Boise State set a record for number of players taken in one draft with six. The previous record was held by the 2006 team that had four players taken in the 2007 NFL Draft. For the first time in school history, the Broncos had two players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. They had only had two previous players ever selected in the first round (Ryan Clady in 2008 and Kyle Wilson in 2010).

1st Round, 19th Overall Pick by the Chicago Bears—Sr. DL Shea McClellin

1st Round, 31st Overall Pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Sr. RB Doug Martin

3rd Round, 81st Overall Pick by the Dallas Cowboys—Sr. DL Tyrone Crawford

5th Round, 167th Overall Pick by the Cincinnati Bengals—Sr. S George Iloka

6th Round, 202nd Overall Pick by the Cleveland Browns—Sr. DL Billy Winn

7th Round, 221st Overall Pick by the Arizona Cardinals—Sr. OL Nate Potter

Roster[35][edit]

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cls. Hometown (H.S./Prev. Exp.)
2 Matt Miller WR 6–3 215 Fr. Helena, MT (Capital HS)
3 Chris Potter WR 5–9 158 Jr. Westlake Village, CA (Oaks Christian HS)
4 Jerrell Gavins CB 5–9 171 Sr. Miami, FL (El Camino JC) (South Miami Senior HS)
5 Jamar Tayler CB 5–11 194 Jr. San Diego, CA (Helix HS)
6 Dextrell Simmons N 5–10 203 Jr. Houston, TX (Blinn JC) (Westfield HS)
7 D.J. Harper RB 6–9 210 Sr. Cypress, TX (Cypress Creek HS)
8 George Iloka S 6–3 216 Sr. Houston, TX (Kempner HS)
9 Grant Hedrick QB 6–0 191 Fr. Independence, OR (Central HS)
10 Jeremy Ioane RB 5–10 197 Fr. Honolulu, HI (Punahou School)
11 Kellen Moore QB 6–0 191 Sr. Prosser, WA (Prosser HS)
13 Blake Renaud LB 6–2 235 Fr. Concord, CA (De La Salle HS)
14 Trevor Harman K/P 6-2 203 So. Beaverton, OR (Southridge HS)
14 Jimmy Laughrea QB 6–2 197 Fr. Rocklin, CA (Rocklin HS)
15 Tyler Jackson WR 6–0 193 Jr. Castle Rock, CO (Douglas County HS)
16 Joe Southwick QB 6–1 197 So. Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS)
16 Cedric Febis DB 6–3 202 Sr. Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bishop Kelly HS in Boise, ID)
17 Geraldo Boldewijn WR 6–4 200 So. Amsterdam, Netherlands (Capital HS)
18 Aaron Burks WR 6–2 191 Sr. Grand Prairie, TX (Mansfield Timberview HS)
19 Josh Borgman CB 5–7 172 Jr. Boise, ID (Centennial HS)
20 Mitch Burroughs WR 5–9 187 Jr. Meridian, ID (Meridian HS)
20 Mitch Burroughs WR 5–9 187 Jr. Meridian, ID (Meridian HS)
22 Doug Martin RB 5–9 215 Jr. Stockton, CA (Saint Mary's HS)
23 Eric Agbaroji DB 6–11 195 Fr. Midlothian, TX (Midlothian HS)
24 Malcolm Johnson RB 5–11 200 So. Gresham, OR (Barlow HS)
24 Hazen Moss DB 5–11 197 Jr. Rifle, CO (Rifle HS)
25 Hunter White N 5–11 206 Sr. Huntington Beach, CA (Edison HS)
26 Quaylon Ewing-Burton CB 6–0 184 So. Houston, TX (Kempner HS)
27 Jay Ajayi RB 6–0 208 Fr. Plano, TX (Frisco Liberty HS)
28 Phillip Hogan RB 5–6 165 Fr. Honolulu, HI (Waipahu HS)
28 Dillon Lukehart LB 6–0 200 Fr. Eagle, ID (Eagle HS)
29 Lee Hightower DB 6–1 170 Fr. Inglewood, CA (Loyola HS)
30 Travis Stanaway S 5–11 203 Sr. Clyde Hill, WA (Bellevue HS)
31 Antwon Murray CB 5–11 176 Sr. Lakeland, FL (Kathleen HS)
32 Jonathan Brown S 5–10 220 So. Alameda, CA (Encinal HS)
32 Jake Hardee TE 6–3 236 Fr. Boise, ID (Bishop Kelly HS)
33 Tommy Smith LB 6–1 227 Jr. Atlanta, GA (North Atlanta HS)
34 Taylor Loffler S 6–4 200 Fr. Kelowna, BC, Canada (Kelowna Secondary School)
34 Kirby Moore WR 6–2 205 So. Prosser, WA (Prosser HS)
35 Zach Keiser RB 5–9 185 Fr. Hayden, ID (Coeur d'Alene HS)
35 Darian Thompson DB 6–1 180 Fr. Lancaster, CA (Paraclete HS)
36 Aaron Tevis LB 6–3 232 Sr. Tucson, AZ (Canyon Del Oro HS)
37 Michael Frisina K 5–5 153 Jr. Brea, CA (Saddleback JC) (Brea Olinda HS)
37 Ebenezer Makinde CB 5–11 172 So. Phoenix, AZ (Paradise Valley HS)
38 Corey Bell N 5–11 200 Fr. Boise, ID (Capital HS)
38 Raphiel Lambert CB 5–11 210 Jr. Portland, OR (Jesuit HS)
39 Drew Wright FB 5–9 198 Jr. Nampa, ID (Vallivue HS)
40 Tyrone Crawford DE 6–4 276 Sr. Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Bakersfield College) (Catholic Central HS)
41 Dan Goodale K 5–9 183 Fr. Boise, ID (Timberline HS)
41 Kharyee Marshall DE 6–1 216 So. Phoenix, AZ (Washington HS)
42 Jamal Wilson FB 6–1 230 Fr. Fontana, CA (A.B. Miller HS)
42 Matt Wilson LB 6–1 228 Sr. Powell, WY (Powell HS)
43 Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe DT 6–3 307 So. Amsterdam, Netherlands (Boise HS, in Boise, ID)
44 Chris Roberson LS 6–0 232 Jr. Katy, TX (Katy HS)
45 Travis Saxton LB 6–1 214 Fr. Star, ID (Eagle HS)
46 Bryan Douglas CB 5–9 162 Fr. Los Angeles, CA (Narbonne HS)
47 Dan Paul FB 6–0 250 Sr. Boring, OR (Sam Barlow HS)
48 J.C. Percy LB 6–0 222 Jr. Blackfoot, ID (Blackfoot HS)
49 Billy Derome N 5–11 191 So. Mountain Home, ID (Mountain Home HS)
49 Brad Elkin P 6-2 201 Sr. Tacoma, WA (Bellarmine Prep HS)
50 Dakota Shackelton LS Fr. Shingletown, CA (Foothill HS)
51 Mitchell McCarthy LB 6–0 210 Fr. Danville, CA (Monte Vista HS)
53 Martin Beau DL So. Lakewood, CO (CSU-Pueblo) (JK Mullen HS)
54 Michael Ames OL 6–4 291 Jr. Boise, ID (Centennial HS)
55 Chuck Hayes OL 6–2 291 Sr. Auroro, CO (Eaglecrest HS)
56 Dustin Kamper LB 6–0 212 Fr. Meridian, Idaho (Nampa Christian HS)
58 Robert Ash DL 6–3 262 Fr. Elk Grove, CA (Cosumnes Oaks HS)
61 Joe Kellogg OL 6–2 299 Jr. Scottsdale, AZ (Saguaro HS)
62 Chris Tozer OL 6–3 305 Jr. San Jose, CA (Foothill CC) (Valley Christian HS)
63 Adam Sheffield OL 6–4 300 Fr. San Jose, CA (Branham HS)
64 Brenel Myers OG 6–2 277 Jr. Houston, TX (Westfield HS)
65 Matt Paradis DT 6–1 286 So. Council, ID (Council HS)
66 Thomas Byrd C 5–11 288 Sr. San Pablo, CA (McClymond HS)
67 Rees Odhiambo OL 6–4 296 Fr. Mansfield, TX (Mansfield Legacy HS)
68 David Cushing LB 6–0 267 Fr. Caldwell, ID (Vallivue HS)
69 Tyler Horn DE 6–4 256 Fr. Meridian, ID (Mountain View HS)
71 Greg Dohmen OL 6–2 270 Fr. Red Bluff, CA (Red Bluff HS)
72 Marcus Henry OL 6–2 280 Fr. Bellevue, WA (Bellevue HS)
73 Nate Potter OL 6–6 300 Sr. Boise, ID (Timberline HS)
74 Cory Yriarte OL 6–1 282 Sr. Palmdale, CA (Oaks Christian HS)
75 Faraji Wright OT 6–3 291 Jr. Vallejo, CA (Berkeley HS)
76 Jake Broyles OL 6–4 278 So. Henderson, NV (Foothill HS)
77 Spencer Gerke OL 6–3 290 So. Boise, ID (Bishop Kelly HS)
78 Charles Leno Jr. OT 6–3 278 So. Oakland, CA (San Leandro HS)
79 Bronson Durrant OL 6–3 260 Jr. Eugene, OR (Marist HS)
80 Kyle Efaw TE 6–4 242 Sr. Boise, ID (Capital HS)
81 Nick Alexander DE 6–4 243 So. Los Angeles, CA (Crenshaw HS)
81 Anthony Clarke WR 5–8 180 Fr. Blackfoot, ID (Blackfoot HS)
82 Dallas Burroughs WR 5–9 170 Fr. Meridian, ID (Rocky Mountain HS)
82 Samuel Ukwuachu DE 6–5 210 Fr. Pearland, TX (Pearland HS)
83 Troy Ware WR 6–1 181 Fr. Oceanside, CA (Vista HS)
84 Cory Brehm WR 6–0 185 Fr. Granite Bay, CA (Granite Bay HS)
85 Holden Huff TE 6–5 203 Fr. Rocklin, CA (Rocklin HS)
86 Kyle Sosnowski TE 6–1 228 Fr. Boise, ID (Capital HS)
87 Gabe Linehan TE 6–3 232 So. Banks, OR (Banks HS)
88 Chandler Koch TE 6–2 250 Jr. Flower Mound, TX (Flower Mound HS)
89 Tyler Shoemaker WR 6–1 207 Sr. Meridian, ID (Mountain View HS)
90 Billy Winn DT 6–4 295 Sr. Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas HS)
91 Greg Grimes DT 6–0 288 Jr. Sacramento, CA (Inderkum HS)
92 Shae McClellin DE 6–3 258 Sr. Caldwell, ID (Marsing HS)
93 Justin Jungblut DT 6–4 269 So. Scottsdale, AZ (Saguaro HS)
94 Byron Hout LB 6–0 240 Sr. Coeur d'Alene, ID (Lake City HS)
95 Darren Koontz DE 6–3 281 Jr. Los Alamitos, CA (Los Alamitos HS)
96 Jarrell Root DE 6–3 268 Sr. Boise, ID (Capital HS)
97 Chase Baker DT 6–1 296 Sr. Rocklin, CA (Rocklin HS)
98 Jeffrey Worthy DT 6–4 285 Fr. La Mirada, CA (Whittier Christian HS)
99 Michael Atkinson DT 6–0 320 Jr. Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Catholic Central HS)

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