...it's about winning with style.
As stylish as Boise's last-minute victory against Virginia Tech was, all those points flew out the window the minute the Va. Tech-James Madison game ended.
This year the Broncos need as many style points as possible. No longer will 28-21 wins over Tulsa be accepted if the team expects to retain it's top three ranking. No more allowing 35 points to a Louisiana Tech team that was favored to lose by that same number of points.
In that regard, the 51-6 thumping of Wyoming was ripe with style points. The Broncos were firing on all cylinders. Junior QB Kellen Moore and backup Mike Coughlin combined for 373 passing yards and two scores, while the three-headed beast of Doug Martin, D.J. Harper and Jeremy Avery combined for 201 yards and two scores.
On defense, the Broncos blanketed dual-threat QB Austyn Carta-Samuels, holding him to a completion percentage well under 50%, forcing two interceptions, and one fumble that was recovered for a Boise touchdown.
True to their form as a run-stuffing unit, the Broncos held the Cowboys to -21 yards on the ground, and only 156 through the air.
And all of the Broncos stars had great days. Moore solidified his Heisman status, tossing for well over 300 yards and two scores. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes, and earned the 28th win of his career.
He is now 28-1 as a starter, a much better number than Vince Young, Matt Leinart, or Tim Tebow. Austin Pettis made a huge play before getting benched for showboating after his 58-yard TD grab.
Speedster Titus Young was all over the place, gaining 152 total yards on seven touches (four catches, one carry, one punt and one kick return).
Clearly, the Broncos know that this season isn't about just going undefeated. In order to achieve their supreme goal, they'll have to do it with more style than a Queer Eye marathon.