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Boise State Broncos move up two spots in Coaches, AP polls

Prior to kickoff of the Boise State Broncos game against the Portland State Vikings, a shakeup in both polls seemed inevitable.

Michigan State, USC, and Maryland all had already lost. Meanwhile, Virginia, Florida, and Iowa were all losing in the second half of their respective games.

Turns out, the latter three teams all came back to pick up victories, meaning the fallout from week 4 wasn’t going to be as steep.

The Broncos (3-0) took care of business on the blue turf, defeating the Vikings 45-10. For the third-straight week, the defense pitched a second-half shutout and got four sacks total from standout Curtis Weaver.

Hank Bachmeier had an effective game, throwing for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Backup Chase Chord had three scores — 2 passing and one on the ground — while receiver John Hightower had a receiving touchdown and had a 98-yard kickoff return to start the scoring for Boise State.

Thanks to their efforts, the Boise State Broncos moved up two spots in the Amway Coaches Poll. They also moved up two spots to no. 20 in the AP Poll.

UCF is at no. 16 in the Coaches Poll and no. 15 in the AP.

Next up for the Broncos: Open Mountain West play with a home game against undefeated Air Force. Game time set for 7 pm on 9/20, airing on ESPN2.

Amway Coaches Poll

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. LSU
  6. Ohio State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Florida
  9. Auburn
  10. Michigan
  11. Utah
  12. Penn St.
  13. Texas
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Texas A&M
  16. UCF
  17. Oregon
  18. Iowa
  19. Washington St.
  20. Boise St.
  21. Washington
  22. Virginia
  23. California
  24. Arizona State
  25. Kansas State

Associate Press Poll

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. LSU
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Ohio St.
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Auburn
  9. Florida
  10. Utah
  11. Michigan
  12. Texas
  13. Penn St.
  14. Wisconsin
  15. UCF
  16. Oregon
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Iowa
  19. Washington St.
  20. Boise St.
  21. Virginia
  22. Washington
  23. California
  24. Arizona St.
  25. TCU

How Boise State’s opponents fared

  • Florida State (1-2): lost to Virginia 31-24
  • Marshall (2-1): defeated Ohio 33-31
  • Air Force (2-0): defeated Colorado 30-23 (OT)
  • UNLV (1-2): lost to Northwestern 30-14
  • Hawaii (2-1): lost to Washington 52-20
  • BYU (2-1): defeated USC 30-27 (OT)
  • San Jose State (1-1): Bye
  • Wyoming (3-0): defeated Idaho 21-16
  • New Mexico (1-1): lost to Notre Dame 66-14
  • Utah State (1-1): Bye
  • Colorado State (1-2): lost to Arkansas 55-34


About Jason Haskins

Jason Haskins
Jason is a 2001 graduate of Boise State and has been an avid fan of Boise State Athletics since the late 90's. Originally from Spring Creek, NV, Jason grew up a fan of the Fred Gatlin era Nevada Wolf Pack, but immediately switched his allegiances while attending school at Boise State. He hasn't looked back since and remains a loyal supporter of Boise State. For more:

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