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Prediction: Boise State Vs Colorado State

Remember Last Year

Last year’s overtime win against Colorado State at Fort Collins was likely one of the most exciting comeback victories Boise has ever had. There seemed to be absolutely no way for the Broncos to win but they did it.

No one in Boise wants a repeat of last year. We want to finish the game by taking a couple of knees.

The O

This year the Rams are hosted on The Blue; gone is quarterback Nick Stevens and enter K. J. Carta-Samuels.

K. J. finally arrives on The Blue. The Broncos offered him a scholarship way back when. He decided on Washington. Not being able to brush Jake Browning aside, he transferred to UCLA. Without taking a snap for Chip Kelley or finding his way to the student union, he ended up staking claim to the starting quarterback position at Colorado State.

Matching Brett Rypien to Carta-Samuels, it has to go with Brett. He is so much more accurate than Carta-Samuels.

The running games between the Broncos and Rams are near statistically identical. The edge goes to the Broncos.




The D

The Rams play decent defense.

They are not what can be called an outstanding defensive team. They hold their own.

It is likely they will be blitzing a lot. The Broncos must find a way to punish teams for doing that. Short slants are the answer.

Time To Take A Knee, Mr. Henderson

Last week it was mentioned if the Broncos didn’t take out the Wolf Pack by four scores my predictions would start to be more conservative. Well, the Broncos won by four scores, albeit four extra points.

The Broncos return to The Blue after being defeated there by San Diego two weeks ago. That’s a bad memory and a bitter taste in their mouths. A satisfying home win can wipe out that bad memory and remove the bitter taste.

Jaylon Henderson will quarterback the fourth quarter and be taking a knee the final series.




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About Kenton Lewis

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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