Boise State is off to a 2-1 mark heading into the first Mountain West Conference game of the season. Through three games, there have been players that have distinguished themselves through exceptional performances on the field.
With that in mind, it’s time, at the one-quarter mark, to pick out some of the top players for Boise State in the 2012 season. Consider it sort of a short list of those, whose play has earned them consideration for most-valuable player honors.
Yes, it is early in the season, and players still have plenty of time to leap up and join the list.
What are the criteria for being on the list?
Well, statistical performance is the first thing that jumps to mind; second comes the intangibles.
For example, if a defensive back plays such tight coverage that the ball is rarely thrown in his direction, or a defensive lineman is so strong that the ball is rarely run to his side of the field, those would be intangibles. Or if a nose guard drops off into pass coverage and actually intercepts the ball and then sprints 36 yards for a touchdown…well, that’s a blend of stats and intangibles.
Keeping all that in mind, here is the list, in no particular order…