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UNLV Rebels vs. Boise State Broncos: Complete Game Preview
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

UNLV (1-6, 1-1 MWC) will bring its football team north to Boise, ID in week eight of the college football season. The Rebels will be looking to upset Boise State (5-1, 2-0 MWC) on their home turf.

That won't be easy considering the Broncos have only lost three games on "The Blue" since 1999, not to mention this week is homecoming in Bronco Stadium.

Head coach Chris Petersen will be looking for his young Boise State team to make strides this week in some key areas. The Broncos are still struggling in the passing game, short distance gains and third down conversions.

If ever there was a perfect team to work those kind of offensive issues out, it would have to be the Rebels.

UNLV is currently ranked 109th in points against the defense. The Rebels have allowed 36 points on average per game this season.

The Broncos, on the other hand, are only scoring 25.2 points per contest, and are currently ranked 82nd in per game scoring.

Something has to give.

Will UNLV improve its defensive statistics? Will Boise State finally have a complete game on offense? Let's take a closer look at this game and its possibilities.

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