Boise State’s offensive line meeting expectations

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68 passing attempts by Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien, 41 of those have been completed for a total of 646 yards. You drop-back that much in two games, you can expect to take a number of sacks and hits. Especially against a Pac-12 opponent.

That hasn’t been the case for Boise State’s sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien.

The Boise State offensive line has produced big holes for running back Jeremy McNichols, Alexander Mattison and others, and are averaging 139.6 rushing yards in their first two contests. But protecting the quarterback may be the most important of all. In Rypien’s all off Rypien’s drop-backs, the sophomore quarterback has only been sacked 1 time, and has rarely been rushed to make a decision.

One of the reasons for this is because Rypien is making quicker decisions this season compared to his freshman season. With the departure of Rees Odihambo to the Seattle Seahawks, and Marcus Henry there were many questions across the board on this offensive line in the offseason. Guys like Archie Lewis, Travis Averill, Mason Hampton, Steven Baggett, and Mario Yakoo are the unsung heroes of the Boise State Football team.

As far as the eye can see, this Boise State offensive line is producing and giving Rypien just enough time to make decisions, and it’s not to go unnoticed.

The boys in the trenches will have another tough test in just under two weeks as they travel to play their second Pac 12 opponent of the season in Oregon State.


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