The Broncos scored first and scored often, building a 35-7 halftime lead. Quarterback Joe Southwick did most of his damage in the first half and finished with 209 yards on 17-for-29 passing and three touchdowns, with all three coming in the first half. The Broncos rushed for 155 yards on the ground as a team, providing them with a balanced offensive attack.
But the story was the defense. The Broncos held the Warriors to 203 total yards and forced five turnovers, including a third quarter fumble forced by Jonathan Brown and recovered by Demarcus Lawrence, who returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.
With the win, the Broncos improved to 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the Mountain West Conference, and the Warriors fell to 1-8, 0-6 in conference.
Box Score Hero: Broncos wide receiver Aaron Burks finished with 107 yards on five receptions and a touchdown as part of a passing attack that finished with 256 yards receiving.
Rankings Ramifications: Depending on what happens above them, the 8-2 Broncos could find themselves back in the rankings next week.
But Did They Cover?: The Broncos came into the game as 29-point favorites and more than covered the spread.
Next Week's Schedule: The Broncos host the Colorado St. Rams on Nov. 17 and the Warriors host Air Force on Nov. 16.
This story was originally published on SB Nation.com.