The Boise St. Broncos start their Mountain West play with a trip to Fort Collins against the Colorado St. Rams. This could be the first and possibly the last trip the Broncos make here if they bolt with Air Force for the Big East. But it's the middle of November and our main concern should be on the gridiron.
The Rams enter this game with a good standing in the league. They are No. 2 in the conference with a 3-2 record and a 1-0 conference record (their opening season win against New Mexico). However, they have a loss on the books to the Colorado Buffaloes and lost a tough game against the San Jose St. Spartans two weeks ago. If the Rams want to stay in this, they'll need sophomore quarterback Pete Thomas to control the offense.
But, in the end, it's likely that Kellen Moore and the Broncos will be too much for the Rams to handle. Moore is well on his way to overtaking Colt McCoy as the all-time wins leader in NCAA history and this game will be a small part of that. Moore has 17 touchdowns in five games and leads a team that averages 40.6 points. The defense allows just 14.8.
Game date, time: 4:00 p.m. MT, Saturday, Oct. 15
Location: Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, Colo.
TV channel: The Mtn.
Spread: Boise State favored by 33
Series history: This will be the first game in the series.
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