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A new quarterback era is beginning in Boise. With the departure of Kellen Moore, the Broncos' heavy expectations now fall to junior Joe Southwick.
The 6'1", 187-pound junior from California has backed up Moore the past two seasons. In his career, Southwick is 40-of-54 for 400 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He certainly has proven he has the talent to lead the Broncos to victory and a great season. He offers a dual threat with a powerful arm and fast legs.
Southwick has very little experience and he will likely have butterflies in his stomach. He cannot get caught up in the spotlight and pressure of the big stage or it will be a long night for Boise. Michigan State returns eight starters from its staunch defense last year and will make it tough to move the ball.
If Southwick can remain poised and not get rattled, Boise State can pull off a major upset on the second day of the college football season.