Monday Morning Coffee Cup Coach; Boise State Over Air Force

Maybe in the grand scheme of things Boise State was never meant to stop the triple-option. Just as Napoleon was never meant to conquer Russia.

Now that’s out of the way.

The Broncos hung seven touchdowns in a 49 – 30 win over Air Force using plan “B”. Jack Sears started at quarterback in place of Hank Bachmeier. Running back George Holani left early and Andrew Van Buran was more than adequate.

Tipping The Scales

Sears connected on 17 of 20 passes for 280 yards. He tossed three TDs and had no INTs. He ran the ball 5 times for 36 yards and scored a TD.

Jack is fast and incredibly elusive. Arm strength—well his first pass traveled over fifty yards and dropped into a bucket.

It’s going to be hard for him to play backup from this point on. If he pulls off a win against BYU, he may get a street named after him.

Smitten By Smith

It’s early but Riley Smith is impressive. He had three runs for 35 yards. You heard it here first, folks, but Smith shows us his arm before the season is over.

Something To Crow About

Tyler Crowe? Oh, he’s the guy all the major programs were after—not.

Tyler is a typical Bronco story. He’s a local product (Meridian). Not recruited heavily. He came to The Blue as a preferred walk-on. The coaching staff had him penciled in on the defensive side of the ball and look who’s picking up yards and catching passes.

Until this week, I don’t think anybody knew he was on the roster except mom and dad.

Shakin’ Shakir

Khalil Shakir continues to be a beast. He had six catches for 90 yards and 2 carries for 18 yards.

He seems to show up wherever needed. Normally the other side of the first down marker.

A Very Williams

Avery Williams did it again; an 88-yard kickoff return for a TD.

There are one of two things gone on with him. (1) He doesn’t like people around him. (2) Opponents are repelled by his mere presence. It seems to me no one gets around him.


Giving up a ton of yardage and the time of possession arrow heavily favored the falcons is not good. The question is—how will they handle a really good offense.

This Friday the Broncos face BYU. The present defense appears woefully under-talented. That is not to say they are. It is what they appear to be.

The BYU game will define the Broncos for the remainder of the season.


About Kenton Lewis

Kenton lives in Boise. He is the former publisher of the Boise State sports site, Smurf Turf; writing exclusively about Broncos football and basketball. He is also a novelist and short story writer.

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