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Boise State 37, NM 0

Boise State scored two first-half touchdowns on blocked punters and had more than 100 rushing yards from running back George Holani for the third straight week in a New Mexico shutout.

Unusual games and stats were the story of the night for Boise State football.

Playing their final at home, the Broncos (7-4, 5-2 Mountain West) shone on defense and special teams, and secured 100-yard games from their two offensive stars to claim a 37-0 victory. on New Mexico (3- 8, 1-6).

Boise State blocked two punters in the first half and returned both for touchdowns in preparation for the team’s first shutout since 2015, when the Broncos beat Hawaii 55-0. They also earned a 52-0 victory over Idaho State earlier in the season.

The Boise State defense held the Lobos to 101 yards of total offense. Their two offensive stalwarts got past that on their own: running back George Holani rushed for 114 yards and wide receiver Khalil Shakir had seven catches for 116 yards, including a long touchdown reception on the final play of the season. first half.

The Broncos quarterbacks made just 12 passes on the night – substitute Jack Sears was 1 of 3 after replacing Hank Bachmeier in the fourth quarter – but the team ran the ball 44 times for 239 yards.


First shift

BSU – Punt return blocked 7 yards by Tyreque Jones (Jonah Dalmas kick), 12:33. Key games: The Lobos were whistled for a false start in their first scrimmage game. After forcing a three-and-out, Kekaula Kaniho blocked New Mexico’s punt attempt, and Jones gathered the ball and executed it for the score. Boise State 7, New Mexico 0

BSU – Dalmas field goal 27, 0:13. Key Games: After another three-and-out for the Lobos, the Broncos secured a good field position, starting with New Mexico 45. George Holani started the start with a 12-yard run, and Khalil Shakir added a 10-yard reception two games later to bring the Broncos to the 18-yard line. Practice stalled on the 8, however, after a false start. Drive: 11 games, 35 yards, 5:15 am. Boise State 10, NM 0

Second quarter

BSU – Dylan Herberg 6, kick return blocked (Dalmas kick), 13:39. Key games: The Boise State defense forced a third straight three-and-out, and the Broncos netted a second special teams touchdown thanks to a blocked punt by Alex Teubner. Boise State 17, NM 0

BSU – Khalil Shakir 56 pass from Hank Bachmeier (Dalmas kick),: 00. Key pieces: Shane Irwin forced a strip sack from New Mexico QB Connor Genal, and Boise State safety JL Skinner recovered to give the ball to the Broncos with 17 seconds left. Drive: 2 games, 56 yards, 0:17. Boise State 24, NM 0

Third quarter

BSU – Field goal of the Dalmas 46, 6:13. Key games: The Broncos failed to convert third and second from the New Mexico 29-yard line, and center Jake Stetz was injured on the play. Boise State chose to go for the basket rather than take a chance on a fourth try. Drive: 9 games, 35 yards, 3:45. Boise State 27, NM 0

BSU – Field goal Dalmas 42, 1:03. Key pieces: The Broncos thought they had a touchdown when Bachmeier hit wide receiver Billy Bowens with a 24-yard pass into the end zone. But after an official review, the appeal was quashed. The Broncos failed to convert – or score – on the third down, settling for the basket. Drive: 8 games, 56 yards, 1:49. Boise State 30, New Mexico 0

Fourth trimester

BSU – Jack Sears 1 run (Dalmas kick), 10:48. Key Games: Sears completed a 42-yard bomb against Billy Bowens on the third and 14 of the 50. The Broncos then got a break on the third and the goal when the Lobos were called up for pass interference. Drive: 9 games, 62 yards, 3:16. Boise State 37, NM 0


Boise State will be on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) again this week. It’s channel 146 on Sparklight, 219 on DirecTV, and 150 on Dish Network.


When: 7:15 p.m. Saturday

Or: Albertsons Stadium (36,387, grass)

TV: FS1 (Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis)

Radio: KBOI 670 AM / KTIK 93.1 FM (Bob Behler, Pete Cavender)

Recordings: Boise State 6-4, 4-2 MW; New Mexico 3-7, 1-5 MW

Series: Boise State is 10-1 against New Mexico and the Broncos have four straight series wins. The Broncos and Lobos did not play last season due to COVID-19.

Vegas Line: Boise State by 27.5

Time: 40 degrees at kick-off, 5% chance of rain, 4 mph winds


The team of officials includes a woman

The official team for Boise State’s Mountain West contest against New Mexico includes a female official.

Krystle Apellaniz will be the central judge for Saturday’s game against The Blue.

Apellaniz was part of the first predominantly female official team to compete in an NCAA game in 2013 at the Division II Southern Intercollege Athletic Conference.

The rest of Saturday’s squad includes Mike Cuttone (referee), Ian Malepeai (referee), Greg Downum (main linesman), Carlos Owens (linesman), Michael Aaronian (back judge), Trey Castleberry (line judge) field), Richard Corona (side judge), Richard Brown (replay official) and Reed Rinn (communicator).

Boise State misses only one starter

Boise State will be without a single starter at home tonight against New Mexico.

Center Will Farrar will miss his fourth straight game with an undisclosed injury. He will again be replaced by fifth-year senior Jake Stetz, which means Ben Dooley will be in right guard and Rice Uzo Osuji’s transfer will begin on right tackle.

Redshirt’s second-year tight end Tyler Eiguren was also absent.

The Broncos have no players absent due to COVID-19 protocols, according to a spokesperson for the program.

Broncos, Town of Boise team up to shoot victims

The Boise State football team and the City of Boise are teaming up to help raise funds for victims of the shooting at Boise Towne Square Mall on October 25.

Boise State has printed 5,000 additional ‘City of Boise’ helmet stickers, which will be available on a first come, first served basis at the marketing table outside the Allen Noble Hall of Fame ahead of Saturday’s kick off at 7 p.m. h 15. against New Mexico.

The Broncos debuted the helmet sticker against Colorado State on October 30 and will wear it until the end of the season to honor their community and those affected by the shooting, which left two dead and several injured.

The town of Boise has set up a community resources page, which includes links to Go Fund Me accounts for the memorial funds for shooting victims Jo Acker, a mall security guard, and Roberto Padilla Arguelles.

The page will be linked with a QR code in front of the marketing table. Simply snap the QR code with your cell phone before entering the stadium and receive one of the stickers the Broncos wear on their helmets. Although no donation is required, community members are encouraged to use the QR code to help support the community’s healing efforts.

Quick shots

The Broncos wore blue jerseys, blue pants and blue helmets. … Team captains Khalil Shakir and Kekaula Kaniho were joined by left tackle John Ojukwu and safety guard Tyreque Jones as match captains. … Boise State won the toss and was postponed. … Boise State was led down the field by running back Andrew Van Buren, who wore Dan Paul Hammer. … Cornerback Kaonohi Kaniho carried the American flag and long snapper Daniel Cantrell carried the Bleed Blue flag. … With 28,452 spectators reported on Saturday, Boise State has averaged 34,681 fans in home games this season. It is the No. 2 of all time at BSU. … Ten of New Mexico’s 21 running games in the first half went 0 or negative. … Shakir had six catches for 112 yards in the first half. It’s his 10th career 100-yard receiving game, which puts him tied with Titus Young for the No. 5 all-time at BSU.


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This story was originally published 20 November 2021 5:00 p.m.

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Ron Counts is the author of Boise State football beats for the Idaho Statesman. He is originally from Virginia and spent three years covering the University of Virginia before joining the Statesman.

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