Boise State’s football team returns home for Saturday’s game, and the timing couldn’t be better. Not only is the gridiron tussle a Mountain West Conference game, but the Broncos will be facing a potentially stiff challenge in Fresno State. The Bulldogs are 4-2 on the season, but more importantly, they are 2-0 in MWC play.
Boise State hung on to beat New Mexico in its only MWC game of the season, and sits at 4-1 on the season.
Now for the bad news/good news: The bad news is that Fresno State is averaging 493.8 yards and 39.5 points per game; the good news is that the Bulldogs are only averaging 26.3 points and 379 yards of total offense per game on the road. The Bulldogs' two losses were at Oregon and at Tulsa.
Unfortunately, the Boise State Broncos are only averaging 378 yards of total offense per game on the season and 26.2 points per game. Overall, Fresno State ranks No. 19 in the nation in scoring offense while Boise State is ranked at No. 76.
With that in mind, here are five of the keys to a Boise State win in the Saturday afternoon game at Bronco Stadium…