The date August 31, 2013 will not be remembered fondly by Boise State football fans.
In addition to being thrashed 38-6 by the Washington Huskies in Seattle, the Broncos almost surely played their way out of the AP Top 25 heading into Week 2 of the season. The Huskies were unranked in the preseason poll, and despite being a three-and-a-half-point favorite according to Odds Shark, it was a great surprise to most fans that the Broncos struggled so mightily against Steve Sarkisian’s squad.
Lastly, the loss means that Boise State’s shot at busting the BCS party one final time before college football switches to a playoff format has been made exponentially more difficult.
However, fans of the Broncos must not sulk too much over the defeat. There is still a lot more football to be played, and it would be nice to figure out where the Broncos can improve in order to make this season worth watching.
At this point, most people have their opinions of the game and of the individual performances. But just in case you don’t, we’re going hand out grades to the Broncos’ offensive leader, senior quarterback Joe Southwick. In this segment, we’ll rate Southwick on all facets of his game from this past Saturday: passing, rushing and an overall grade as well as some keys to improvement against Tennessee-Martin.