The Air Force Falcons landed in Boise as 30 point underdogs to the No. 5 Boise State Broncos but ended up giving Boise State a run for their money. With a final score of 37-26 in favor of the Broncos, Boise State was well shy of the 30 they were expected to defeat Air Force by.
To Air Force's credit, they came to this game fully prepared to win. Their powerful Triple Option put up 275 rushing yards against a very good Bronco defense. The Falcons put up numbers the Broncos have not seen since playing the likes of Nevada or Virginia Tech.
But in the end, it was the unstoppable Kellen Moore—Doug Martin combo that prevailed in this game as the Broncos offense totaled 420 yards and four touchdowns, making it impossible for the Falcons to keep up.
To date, this has been Boise State's worst performance this year but it is safe to say that it wasn't through the bad play of the Broncos, but the excellent play of Air Force.
I'm sure both teams learned a lot about each other in their first matchup against each other, but here are the five things we learned about the Broncos in their win over Air Force.