The Boise State Broncos will be out to buck a few Cowboys Saturday when they travel to Laramie to face the 1-6 Wyoming Cowboys. Boise State sits atop the current Mountain West Conference standings with a 3-0 mark while Wyoming dwells in the cellar with Colorado State and Hawaii at 0-3.
But those that watched the 2011 game know that Wyoming will certainly not roll over for the Broncos. Against Kellen Moore’s Broncos, and on the blue turf at Bronco Stadium, Wyoming jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. Boise State edged out to a 13-7 halftime lead before running away with the win in the second half. Offensively, in 2012, Boise State has been anything but a second-half offensive team.
In three of their four previous wins, the Broncos have scored a touchdown or less in the second half. Against New Mexico, the Broncos were outscored 29-7. Fresno State outscored the Broncos 10-3 in the second half, and in its latest outing, at home against UNLV, Boise State and the Rebels exchanged lone touchdowns.
The lone exception during this run was in Hattiesberg where the Broncos outscored Southern Miss in the second half 17-14.
True, Boise State won each game, but with Nevada looming—which is No. 16 in the nation in scoring offense—the Broncos need to show consistency through both halves of play.
Here, then, are some of the keys to Boise State’s road trip to Wyoming Saturday…