Friday, November 19, 2010
Broncos have fun at home on Fridays
There is no atmosphere more perfect for No. 4 Boise State Broncos than a home football game on a Friday night.
Tonight will be the second of three straight Friday games for the Broncos, but this is the only one of the three that's at home. They are 9-0 at home in games played on Fridays, including 2-0 against Fresno State.
In those nine games, the Broncos are averaging 50.8 points per game.
The Broncos, who own the longest active win streak in the FBS at 23 games, have scored first in all nine games this season. In fact, the last time the Broncos trailed in a game was against Virginia Tech in the season opener.
Boise State took the lead with a 69 seconds remaining in that game and hasn’t looked back. The Broncos haven’t trailed for the last 481 minutes, 9 seconds.
Two Broncos have their sights set on school records. QB Kellen Moore is 210 yards shy of passing Ryan Dinwiddie (9,819) for the most passing yards in school history. Wide receiver Titus Young is 80 yards shy of passing Ryan Ikebe for the most receiving yards in school history. Young currently has 2,672 yards, trailing Don Hutt by 56 yards and Ikebe by 79.
While Young has three games to become Boise State’s most prolific receiver in terms of yards, it’s been Austin Pettis who has been Moore’s go-to guy in the red zone. Moore has thrown 36 touchdowns in the red zone since 2009, most in the FBS. Pettis has been targeted 39 times by Moore in the red zone in that span, while no other Boise State receiver has more than 13 red zone targets.
Against Virginia Tech, the Broncos’ biggest game (and win) of the season, Moore connected with Pettis for two touchdowns in the red zone, including the game-winning score with 69 seconds to play.