Miami (OH) vs Boise State: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent ISeptember 11, 2012

EAST LANSING, MI - AUGUST 31: Bryan Douglas #1 of the Boise State Broncos reacts after causing a third quarter fumble while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on August, 2010 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 17-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Boise State Broncos will look to get back to their winning ways as they host the Miami Ohio RedHawks. 

This will be just the Broncos' second game as they had a bye following their tough 17-13 loss to Michigan State in the opener. 

Meanwhile, the RedHawks enter this game 1-1 after an expected blowout loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the opener was followed up with a 30-14 win over Southern Illinois in their second game. 

Boise State is a rightfully a big favorite in this game as it is tough to handle on its custom blue turf. 


Where: Bronco Stadium, in Boise, Idaho 

When: Saturday, September 15 at 4 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC Sports Network

Listen: Broncos radio networkRedHawks radio network

Betting Line: Boise State -21 (according to Bet Online on Sept. 11)


Key Storyline: Can Boise State get its prolific offense back on track? 

The Broncos have rocketed to college football relevancy by featuring a high-scoring, big-play offense. That offensive prowess was absent in their opener. 

They accumulated just 206 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per pass attempt. However, that was against the tough Michigan State defense, and it was the first post-Kellen Moore game for the Broncos. 

With a drop down in competition and a more experienced Joe Southwick trying to fill Moore's shoes, this offense should looked markedly better. 

Who Might Not Play for Miami (OH)

*Injury information according to USA Today on Sept. 11. Click the link for updated info. 

Out: LB Tyler Tucker (shoulder)

Who Might Not Play for Boise State

*Injury information according to USA Today on Sept. 11. Click the link for updated info. 

Out: S Taylor Loffler (knee), WR Geraldo Boldewijin (Suspension)

What They're Saying

Dave Southorn of the Idaho Press-Tribune sheds some light on the state of the Broncos after a bye week following their loss in the opener.  

Suffering a close loss to a top-15 team like Michigan State showed the Broncos they can compete with talented teams, but scoring no offensive touchdowns and yielding more than 200 rushing yards shows both sides have plenty to work on.

“We saw a lot of things on tape for each position that we felt like we could have done a lot better at Michigan State,” said receiver Kirby Moore, who added the team is “very eager” to play Saturday.

Petersen said the team practiced three times last week, and though it mixed in some preparation for the RedHawks, the team stressed on fixing its own problems. Among them was tackling, which the defense said was likely its biggest bugaboo.


Miami (OH) Player to Watch: Zac Dysert, QB

The RedHawks feature a prolific passing attack. Senior QB Zac Dysert led them to a 14th ranking in the nation in passing yards per game last season, and he is off to a solid start. 

He is hitting 66.3 percent of his passes and has totaled 529 yards in two games. 

He has two touchdowns and two interceptions, and that ratio will definitely improve. He threw two picks in the opener as he was desperately trying to keep his team in the game against Ohio State. 


Boise State Player to Watch: Matt Miller, WR

With Boise State breaking in a new QB in Joe Southwick, the receiving skills of Matt Miller are desperately needed to make that job easier.

He is coming off a season with 62 catches, 679 yards and nine touchdowns. He led Boise State with 54 receiving yards on just two catches in the opener, and those numbers are only going to get better as he and Southwick build chemistry. 


Key Matchup: Broncos' Pass Defense vs. RedHawks' Pass Offense 

The RedHawks want to move the ball through the air, which should play right into the Broncos' hands. Boise State has developed a nice tradition of solid pass defense, and they proved they are ready to build on that in the opener as they hauled in three interceptions. 

Dysert is going to have to be careful to make smart throws while not losing his aggression if the RedHawks want to have a chance in this one. 


On the Hot Seat: Boise State's relevancy 

With the Week 1 loss, the Broncos dropped out of the Top 25. It has been a long road for them to claim that perennial Top-25 status, and that will all be quickly undone if they stumble out to an 0-2 start with a loss to Miami (OH) included in that record. 


Prediction: Boise State 38, Miami (OH) 20

This should be a fun game, but in the end, with Boise State having the bye week to work out its offensive troubles, I expect their offense to be too much too handle.