Check out the Boise State vs. Utah State fearless prediction and game preview.
Boise State (3-0) vs. Utah State (2-2) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1
Game Time: 10:15 pm
Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Can Utah State be the one to screw it all up?
Boise State did its part to get through the Pac-12 portion of the slate alive, rolling by Oregon State after surviving Washington State. And while BYU might be dangerous, realistically, there’s no one left on the slate until the regular season finale at Air Force who can touch this team if it’s playing up to its capabilities.
Except for Utah State.
The Aggies lost at home last week to Air Force in a tough, fun game. The offense as a whole isn’t getting the job done – and it’s going to have an even tougher time with top RB Devante Mays likely out after getting hurt against the Falcons. However, veteran QB Kent Myers is good enough to pick up the slack – he almost did it last week.
Myers stunned Boise State last year with a flawless day in the 52-26 win, and last week he threw for 360 yards and a score with a rushing touchdown trying to carry the Aggies over Air Force. The Utah State offense isn’t rolling like it was last year, and considering what a rock the Boise State front seven has been against the run, it could be Myers or bust.
Meanwhile, the Bronco offense relied on RB Jeremy McNichols last week against Oregon State, getting 208 yards and three scores out of its workhorse star. Utah State might have a good run defense – as always – and it’s great at getting behind the line, but it got pounded on over the last few weeks.
As long as Boise State is able to get past the inevitable negative plays against this D, it should be fine.
And as long as last year’s loss serves as a motivating factor – and there aren’t a slew of bad turnovers – the Broncos should be fine.
Boise State vs. Utah State Prediction
Final Score: Boise State 34, Utah State 20
Line: Boise State -21, o/u: 59
ATS Confidence: 5: Treasure Bath – 1: Nahhhh … .5
Must See Rating: 5: Nicki Minaj T-Mobile ads – 1: Storks … 3