In two of the first three games of the 2012 season, the Boise State offense has failed to score a touchdown.
In one of those games, the Broncos failed to score any points offensively. Throw out the blowout of Miami (Ohio), discard the extra points and the Boise State defense is outscoring the offense 12-6.
According to ESPN, the Broncos offense was ranked No. 12 in the nation in 2011. After the Broncos’ third game of the season—a 7-6 win over BYU—the Boise State offense sits at No. 116 in the 120-team FBS rankings. Boise State’s one-time fiercest rival, the University of Idaho, is ranked No. 88.
The lack of offensive production has to be a bitter pill for the Bronco coaches and Bronco Nation to swallow. What makes discussing this at this time worthwhile is that Boise State has played two solid foes in Michigan State and Brigham Young in its first three games, and the Broncos should be able to fair well in their next game against New Mexico before facing a tough Southern Miss team.
So let’s take a look at the Broncos’ offensive problems…