Boise State Football: Fixing the Broncos' Offense

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Boise State Football: Fixing the Broncos' Offense
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"We'll get it right," is what coach Chris Petersen said in his postgame interview following one of the strangest games in recent memory for Boise State.

What he was referring to was the fact that the Broncos offense had a dismal outing against BYU. It was the second time in three games that the once-powerful scoring machine of the orange-and-blue was feeling much more blue than orange, as they were held without a single offensive touchdown.

Against BYU, Chris Petersen's once-feared offensive powerhouse produced only 261 yards of total offense without a single point being placed on the scoreboard. The Broncos' only score came on a pick-six by big defensive lineman Mike Atkinson—which proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

If it hadn't been for the absolutely amazing performance of the Boise State defense, this game would have been a disaster for the Broncos. In the end it was a 7-6 victory, but it felt more like a tie.

Most Boise State fans were left with a strange, empty feeling, which is something that shouldn't happen after a win. However, with what Bronco fans witnessed on offense Thursday night, you can't help but understand their bittersweet reaction.

In that same postgame press conference, Petersen went on to say that he and his staff were going to "analyze everything," noting that two big issues that had to be resolved were red-zone and goal-line play. But those might only be the tip of the iceberg.

When you look closely at the offensive issues the Broncos were having against the Cougars, you find several problems. Some of those issues seem only to need minor tweaks, but others might require coaches to move mountains. Either way, they all need to be corrected.

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