Boise State (7-1, 4-0 MWC) will take on San Diego State (6-3, 4-1 MWC) in a battle for first place in the Mountain West Saturday in Bronco Stadium.
San Diego will be without their excellent starting quarterback senior Ryan Katz, who needed surgery to repair a broken ankle suffered against Nevada in Week 7 of the college football season. However, in his absence, sophomore Adam Dingwell has done some impressive things.
Dingwell led the Aztecs past Nevada in overtime 39-38 in Reno, and then led his team to a 24-13 win over UNLV last week at home.
In the Nevada game, Dingwell threw 23 passes and completed 14 of them for a total of 177 yards and three touchdowns. Against the Rebels, the sophomore quarterback connected on 13 passes on 26 attempts for 231 yards and two touchdowns.
Dingwell is also mobile when he has to be, and against Nevada, he kept several plays alive by using his feet. It will be something the Broncos will need to key on to keep the young quarterback in check.
Let's look at this and other keys to a Boise State victory over San Diego State in Week 10.