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Boise State dismantles Hawaii, 55-0

Boise State (4-1, 1-0) opened Mountain West play in spectacular fashion, as they cruised to a 55-0 victory over conference foe Hawaii (2-3, 0-1). A stout defense combined with another solid showing from freshman quarterback Brett Rypien, pushed the Broncos to the big victory.

The First Half

The first half was reminiscent of what Bronco Nation saw in they days of Kellen Moore as Rypien and Co. put up 49 points, with 35 of them coming in the second quarter.

Rypien finished the first half completing 13 of 18 passes for a staggering 232 yards and three touchdowns. The young quarterback connected with Huff, Sperbeck, and Anderson for the three scores. The most interesting touchdown came from Huff as the Broncos faked a fumble on 4th and 1. Rypien ducked back and lobbed the ball 24 yards as Huff walked into the end zone undefended.

The Boise pass offense was not only aspect of the offense firing on all cylinders in the first half as the rush attacked tacked on 4 scores of their own. McNichols rushed for 2 touchdowns in the first half. Kelsey Young and Akilian Butler both rushed for a single score of their own.

The Broncos defense shined as they held Hawaii to 107 total yards of offense in the first half. The Warriors went 1-10 on 3rd down conversions and failed to convert any 4th downs. Hawaii also only picked up 6 first downs. The Warrior’s quarterback Max Wittek was held to only 66 pass yards and 2 interceptions in the first half after Donte Deayon and Darian Thompson made the day a nightmare for the senior USC transfer.

The Second Half

While the Broncos put their foot on the brakes a little bit in the scoring category, they sure didn’t in any other category. Boise would go on to increase their total yards to 554 and only allow Hawaii to tally up an additional 63 yards of total offense bringing their final tally to 170. Hawaii failed to convert another two 4th downs and only converted three 3rd downs.

Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey would take over for the Hawaii offense in the second half and he did not fair any better against the Bronco defense as he would 4 for 14 and one interception.

Both Stuart and Ogle would step in for Boise at the quarterback position but did not produce a whole lot as Stuart went 1 for 3 and Ogle did not throw a pass. In the scoring category, the Broncos would put up a field goal in each quarter.

This victory marks the third straight week that Boise State has put up over 50 points on an opponent. In their last three games the Broncos have outscored their opponents 163-14.

Boise State will take on Colorado State (2-3, 0-1) on October 10th at 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on CBS Sports Network.


About Mathew Douraghi

Mathew Douraghi
Mathew comes to Bronco Nation News from sunny Southern California. He completed his bachelors degree at Boise State in anthropology in 2012. From there he took his academic pursuits to the Bay Area where he recently completed his Masters degree in Medical Anthropology at California State University - East Bay. Mathew loves sports and like his co-author Steven, he loves all his sports teams down in Southern California. However, that doesn't mean he bleeds any less blue as Mathew has been following his beloved Broncos since 2005. After talking to his co-author and good friend Steven, Mathew joined the BNN staff to share is love of Bronco sports with Bronco Nation. He truly enjoys writing for BNN readers and hopes you enjoy his articles!

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