Las Vegas Bowl 2012: 5 Boise State Starters Better Than Washington Counterparts

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Las Vegas Bowl 2012: 5 Boise State Starters Better Than Washington Counterparts
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When Boise State and the University of Washington line up opposite each on December 22 for the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas, there will be key matchups up and down the line of scrimmage. But let’s look at the counterpart matchups between the Broncos and the Huskies and, in particular, the Broncos that outshine their counterparts on the Washington team.

In many areas, and key ones at that, there is a wash. For example, at quarterback, Huskies’ Keith Price is averaging only 207 yards passing a game and, for the season, has thrown 11 interceptions and 18 touchdowns. Boise State’s Joe Southwick is averaging 205.5 yards passing a game and on the season has thrown 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions. That’s more or less a wash.

On offense, Washington in only averaging 347.4 yards per game on offense while allowing 352.2 yards defensively. The Broncos are averaging 390 yards per game on offense while allowing 304.7 yards per game defensively. Boise State averages 30.4 points per game while the Huskies are averaging 23.8 points per outing.

Those are the generalities, now let’s look at some key areas where the Broncos are better than Washington in terms of players.

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