Boise State Football: 4 Reasons the Broncos Can Shut out Washington

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Boise State Football: 4 Reasons the Broncos Can Shut out Washington
Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State’s defense is good—really good, in fact. The Broncos lost nine of 11 starters from the 2011 team, but have come back as strong, if not stronger. Some are even thinking that the Broncos might be able to shut out the Washington Huskies in the upcoming Las Vegas MAACO Bowl game.

I don’t happen to be one of those people, but let’s suppose—for a moment—that Boise State is able to blank the Huskies en route to a MAACO Bowl win. How can that happen?

The Broncos are ranked No. 9 in the nation in total defense, allowing only 304.67 yards per game. Washington is ranked No. 99 in the nation in total offense.

Statistically speaking, a shutout could happen. What would be the mitigating factors if a shutout did happen? Here are a few thoughts…

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