Boise State vs. Colorado State: Live Score and Highlights
Final Boise State 42, Colorado State 30
The Boise State Broncos (6-3, 4-1 MWC) took on the Colorado State Rams (4-5, 2-2 MWC) in a Mountain West Conference showdown in Fort Collins on Saturday.
This game was ugly at times, but didn't lack excitement.
With the win, it kept the Broncos in contention for a possible MWC title game. The Rams will most likely be eliminated from that conversation after the loss.
Boise State now goes into a bye-week before facing Wyoming at home on Saturday, November 16. Colorado State faces Nevada at home next Saturday.
For more about this game check out the 10 things we learned in the Broncos' win.
McElwain: "There comes a time when you look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself you need to compete." pic.twitter.com/BFRIc7wEPS— Ryan Krous (@RyanKrous) November 3, 2013
Coach McElwain has to feel good about some of the things his team did tonight. Still, the words "moral victory" aren't what coaches like to hear.
Boise QB Grant Hedrick talks to the media after the Broncos' win. pic.twitter.com/CUfTI2udFb— Ryan Krous (@RyanKrous) November 3, 2013
Grant Hedrick is certainly coming into his own as the Broncos' quarterback. With his six touchdowns tonight he should have some confidence going into the bye-week for Boise State.
This game started good for Colorado State as they went up 10-0 early after Grant Hedrick fumbled on the first play from scrimmage for Boise State.
To say Hedrick recovered however, is quite the understatement.
Hedrick went on to contribute six touchdowns, five by air and one by land, as Boise State would roll up 42 points on the way to victory.
It certainly wasn't all good for the Broncos however.
The Rams put up over 620 yards of offense on a Boise State defense that has a number of injuries right now.
Time of possession and first downs were crazy as well. The Rams held the ball for 40 minutes compared to the 20 minutes Boise State contributed on offense. Colorado State also had 35 first downs compared to 20 for the Broncos.
After going up 42-17, the Broncos allowed Colorado State 13 straight points and nearly had another score with around a minute to play.
In the end, a win is a win, and Boise State moves on and remains alive in the Mountain West Conference title race.
Final score via NCAA.com
Player of the Game
Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick
Hedrick had part in every one of the Broncos six touchdowns.
19-of-27 for 305 yards and five TD's in the air. On foot he also contributed eight carries for 30 yards and a single TD.
Hedrick showed tonight that he can lead the Broncos to victory as the starting quarterback. However, he did more than just that, he also helped lead his team another step closer to a MWC championship game appearance.
CSU fails to convert on 4th down. The wide receiver just dropped a pass that hit him in the hands.
Boise State takes over, and that will be ball game.
Colorado State moving close to the red zone.
This Boise State defense looks tired right now, and for good reason. CSU has 621 yards of offense.
Yes, you read that right... 621 yards... so far.
Colorado State is moving the ball again.
The Broncos just missed picking up the CSU fumble, but the drive continues.
Things are definitely getting chippy down there...
Colorado State has another costly penalty. SWR dropped the ball, but the 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty give BSU an automatic first down.
The old rule: It's always the second guy that gets caught.
WOW! Colorado State gets the onside kick!
This is a horrible way to finish for Boise State.
Not so fast...
Donte Deayon intercepts the first pass on the drive, and Boise State takes over.
That is the third near interception by Donte Deayon tonight.
CSU is getting ready to score again.
Boise State better step up. A game that was out of reach for the Rams has just become very in reach.
Coach Petersen has to be very unhappy about this.
CSU has outgained Boise State 478 yards to 436 yards.— Ryan Krous (@RyanKrous) November 3, 2013
The absolute craziest stat of the night...
Because they scored, Hedrick stays in at least one more series.
Score update via NCAA.com
The Rams punch it in from about the half-foot line.
Boise State 42, Colorado State 23
The Broncos hold on the two-point try.
Grayson picks up 6 yards with his feet. 3rd-and-2— CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) November 3, 2013
Colorado State, still moving...
The Rams are playing with heart, not giving up.
They are in the red zone, and looking strong on this drive.
Maybe this is the one night Boise State roots for Nevada? Nevada tied with Fresno State in the 1st Q. 7-7— Bronco Nation News (@BSUBroncoNation) November 3, 2013
I guess that's the definition of "mixed feelings"
Grant Hedrick blew it up tonight.
18-of-24 for 302 yards and 5 passing TD's.
Hedrick has also ran for 31 yards on seven carries and another TD.
That's six (6) touchdowns tonight! Wow!
BSU WRs said this week it was a point of emphasis that they make more plays/catches. They have delivered (and then some) tonight.— Brian Murphy (@murphsturph) November 3, 2013
I would say the plan worked...
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