BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Making an impressive return after six weeks
off, Ryan Dinwiddie threw five touchdown passes in less than three
quarters, and Boise State gained a school-record 688 yards to
defeat Fresno State 67-21 Friday night.
Dinwiddie completed 19 of 22 passes for 406 yards, and Brock
Forsey added 132 yards rushing and two TDs for the Broncos (6-1,
3-0 Western Athletic Conference), whose crowd of 30,924 was the
largest to ever watch a sporting event in Idaho.
Fresno State freshman Paul Pinegar passed for 371 yards and
three touchdowns, but he couldn't stop the Bulldogs (4-4, 2-1) from
falling behind 27-0.
Dinwiddie, who broke an ankle against Arkansas in the second
game of the season, came in early in the second quarter after
starter B.J. Rhode had led the Broncos to a 13-0 lead.
Lou Fanucchi had eight catches for 178 yards, and Nick Calaycay
kicked four field goals for the Broncos, who have topped 50 points
in four straight games. Their total yardage broke the school record
of 664, set against Eastern Washington in 1995.
Boise State also took a major step in seizing control of the WAC
title race. Next week the Broncos play San Jose State for sole
possession of first place. The Spartans are 2-0 in the league
entering Saturday's game at Nevada.
Forsey scored on runs of 2 and 1 yards to help Boise State take
control early. Dinwiddie had TD passes of 13 and 39 yards to Rocky
Atkinson, followed by a 43-yarder to Fanucchi, a 16-yarder to David
Mikell and a 4-yarder to Tim Gilligan.