The Boise State Broncos almost blew a 25-point halftime lead on Saturday, but managed to hold on and defeat the New Mexico Lobos, 32-29. Two second half turnovers led to New Mexico touchdowns, but the Broncos defense was able to stop the Lobos when it mattered at the end of the fourth quarter.
From the gang over at SB Nation's Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God comes this assessment of the game, and tip of the cap to the Broncos defense for saving the day:
Last week, the Boise State defense saved the Boise State offense. This week, it saved itself. After watching its 25-point halftime lead drip down to three thanks to the increasingly effective New Mexico option and some poorly-timed turnovers, the Broncos stood strong on the Lobos' final, potentially game-winning drive to come away with the 32-29 win in Albuquerque.
Of course, in case Broncos fans forget, Boise State got away with one on Saturday:
At first glance
Boise State got away with one here. After leading 25-0 at the end of the first half, the Broncos did not have the same intensity, focus, or desire after the break and very nearly got upset.
Boise State travels to Hattiesburg, Mississippi next Saturday to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.