This is to be the biggest game faced between the two as the WAC conference championship is noted to being on the line. The last time these teams met on the blue home field of Boise State, in 2007, the result was a heart-breaking 69-67 loss in four overtimes that remains one of the highest-scoring games in NCAA history. As we head into 2009, both teams are currently undefeated amongst the WAC Conference with Boise State the favor with an 11-0 record (6-0 in the WAC) and Nevada having a 8-3 record (8-0 amongst the WAC as of now).
Boise State has won six of the last seven crowns, including sharing the title with Nevada in 2005 (but winning the head-to-head match-up), while Nevada has yet to win an outright WAC title. So far, the closest any team has gotten to beating Boise State as a WAC defender, came two years ago against the very same Nevada team the Broncos face Friday night.
These are the keys to the game as Boise State prepares to face the rolling Nevada Reno Wolf pack who have currently gone on a 8-0 run since losing the first 3 games of the season. Watch for:
Tailback Jeremy Avery has on the season 167 rushing attempts for 1007 yards 4 TD’s and 18 receptions for 159 yards and 1 TD.
Wide receiver Titus Young 60 receptions for 808 yards 9 TD’s for an average of 13.5 ypp and 11 rushing attempts for 107 yards and 2 TD’s.
Quarterback Kellen Moore leads the nation in pass efficiency, touchdown-to-interception ratio, touchdown percentage and interception percentage. He has 218 attempts for 329 completions 2791 yards passing 22 rushing attempts for -10 yards with 33 touchdown passes and three interceptions on this current season.
These three currently make up the balanced offensive attack that has lead the Boise State Broncos to an 11-0 run this football season. Coming off a game with Utah in which the Broncos produced 323 yards on the ground the Wolf Pack has something to worry about as the Broncos look to take it’s 12th game on the season and the WAC title in defeating the Nevada Reno Wolf Pack in Idaho tonight at10p.m on ESPN.