Boise State Stuffs New Mexico 28-14: 3 Things That Matter
Check out 3 Quick Game Thoughts on Boise State’s win over New Mexico
Boise State 28, New Mexico 14
Prediction: Boise State 27, New Mexico 17
Line: Boise State -16.5, o/u: 58.5
1. The Jake Roh Night
They weren’t big plays, but Boise State TE Jake Roh came up with a career night with three catches for 25 yards and two scores, and a six-yard touchdown run. After scoring just four touchdowns over the first 40 games of his great career, that wasn’t bad.
Boise State didn’t push too hard after New Mexico lost QB Lamar Jordan early. The offense didn’t take too many chances, the running game was good enough, and when it came time to getting into the end zone, Roh was the safety valve.
2. Lamar Jordan’s Absence
New Mexico was all but sunk after QB Lamar Jordan got knocked out of the game early on. Boise State got hit with a targeting call, but the Lobos lost their guy. The offense stalled out until the very end, even though Coltin Gerhart gave it the old college try. The running game wasn’t explosive enough, and the passing game couldn’t keep up.
3. Montell Cozart?
Boise State needs Brett Rypien back.
Montell Cozart, though, came up with a strong performance completing 15-of-19 passes for 137 yards and two score, and he led the team with 71 rushing yards and a score – and with no big mistakes.
But the Broncos need their star to return. Rypien gives the offense more explosiveness, but after the Washington State debacle, and to kick off the Mountain West season, ol’ Montell was more than okay in an easy win.