Boise State midseason review

Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson


Boise State is ranked No. 4 in the BCS standings, the highest ranked nonautomatic-qualifying team in the country. The Broncos don’t have any ranked teams remaining on their schedule and currently they have just one team with a winning schedule -- Idaho -- remaining, which could help them go undefeated this year. However, the weak schedule might cost the Broncos some points in the computer rankings, but the Broncos can’t worry about that. All they need to do to stay in the race for a BCS bowl berth is keep winning.

Offensive MVP

Kellen Moore, QB: There’s been no sophomore slump for Moore, who came into this season with a ton of hype after a stellar freshman campaign. Moore leads the nation in passing efficiency and has been steady in all of the Broncos games so far. He’s already thrown for 1,404 yards and 16 touchdowns and has just two interceptions.

Defensive MVP

Ryan Winterswyk, DE: Winterswyk put up great numbers last year and was off to a slow start this season until last week’s game against Tulsa when he broke out with two sacks and three tackles for loss. Winterswyk has been key in the Broncos defense holding opponents to just 277.33 yards per game.