Scores

Final

Idaho State 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Boise State 49

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

1 2 3 4 T
IDST 0 7 0 07
BSU 7 21 14 749

Top Performers

Passing: K. Moore (BSU) - 274 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: I. Johnson (BSU) - 14 CAR, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Young (BSU) - 7 REC, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Boise St. 49, Idaho St. 7

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Freshman Kellen Moore threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyler Shoemaker caught two passes for two touchdowns as Boise State defeated Idaho State 49-7 Saturday night.

Becoming the first freshman to start in the season opener for the Broncos, the left-handed Moore used his quick release and rifle arm to complete 14 of 19 passes and no interceptions. The two touchdown passes went for 80 and 56 yards.

For Idaho State, Russell Hill completed 15 of 22 passes for 74 yards, and Ken Cornist rushed 19 times for 98 yards.

It was the third consecutive year Boise State, of the Western Athletic Conference, opened the season at home against a team from a lower division, and for the third straight year, they routed their opponent.

But it didn't start out that way. The Broncos did not score their first touchdown until a little more than a minute was left in the first quarter. It was the first of four touchdowns in the span of 8 minutes to go up 28-0 with 7:48 left in the half.

It started with an 11-play, 76-yard drive, with Moore completing four straight passes for 49 yards and capped by Richie Brockel's 2-yard run.

After a Bengals punt, Moore found Chris O'Neill for 22 yards and Julian Hawkins for another 9. Running back Ian Johnson was stopped from the 3-yard-line for no gain twice before he finding the end zone on a third try, making it 14-0, after the kick, with 12:11 left in the half.

After gaining only 2 yards, the Bengals were forced to punt. When he got the ball back, Moore found wide receiver Titus Young behind the Idaho State defense for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive, pushing the lead to 21-0.

Three plays later, the Bengals had to punt again. But Johnson, in on special teams, blocked it and Ellis Powers recovered to give the Broncos the ball at the Idaho State 12-yard mark. Brockel powered in from 3 yards out to make it 28-0 with 7:48 left in the half.

Idaho State showed life with an 80-yard drive that included running back Ken Cornist's 18-yard pass to Isaiah Burel at the 2-yard line. Clint Knickrehm then ran in to make it 28-7 just before the end of the half.

But that was all the offense the Bengals could muster.

Boise State scored twice in the third quarter, the first a 24-yard run by Young on a reverse, and the second a 56-yard pass from Moore to Shoemaker to cap a 99-yard drive, making it 42-7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IDST
BSU
1st Downs1424
Total Yards207582
Passing92352
Rushing115230
Penalties5-356-69
3rd Down Conversions4-166-11
4th Down Conversions0-31-1
Turnovers12
Possession37:0722:53

Passing Leaders

Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill15/22743.400
Boise StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore14/1927414.420

Rushing Leaders

Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornist19985.2021
Knickrehm12352.9113
Boise StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson14876.2121
Bissell24623.0041

Receiving Leaders

Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompson10565.6014
Cornist4194.808
Boise StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Young714220.3180
Shoemaker27336.5256

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIDSTBSU
TD01:14Richie Brockel 2 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 76 yds, 3:32
07
SECOND QUARTERIDSTBSU
TD12:11Ian Johnson 3 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 41 yds, 2:01
014
TD10:44Titus Young 80 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 80 yds, :12
021
TD07:48Richie Brockel 3 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 12 yds, 1:06
028
TD01:12Clint Knickrehm 2 Yd Run (Jarrett Huk Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 82 yds, 6:36
728
THIRD QUARTERIDSTBSU
TD13:18Titus Young 24 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yds, 1:42
735
TD01:19Tyler Shoemaker 56 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 99 yds, 2:51
742
FOURTH QUARTERIDSTBSU
TD08:09Tyler Shoemaker 17 Yd Pass From Bush Hamdan (Kyle Brotzman Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 82 yds, 2:46
749