At least the Fresno St. Bulldogs can say they weren't shut out by the Boise St. Broncos, but that's about the only thing that went right in the 57-7 loss. And even those seven points were lucky. Devon Wylie returned a punt for 79 yards in the fourth quarter to avoid the goose egg.
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore played half and a little more of the game. He went 21-of-29 for 243 yards and three touchdown passes in the first half and threw just two more passes (both completed) to reach 254 yards in the game. He then gave way to Joe Southwick and Grant Hedrick (who rushed for a 23-yard touchdown toward the end of the game). Moore picked up his 43rd career win and is now just two behind Colt McCoy's NCAA career wins record.
Boise State relied on the ground game for the second half. Doug Martin picked up 94 yards in 16 carries. He had found the end zone in the third quarter. D.J. Harper had just six carries, but he scored two rushing touchdowns.
Freshman wide receiver Matt Miller caught five passes for 78 yards and one of Moore's touchdowns. Sophomore Geraldo Boldewijn saw the field for the first time this season, caught three passes for 33 yards and hauled in two for touchdowns.
The 5-0 Broncos head to Fort Collins, CO, next Saturday for a game against the Colorado St. Rams. It will be their first Mountain West contest.
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