Why Boise State Will Win The Broncos have been a very different team since Brett Rypien was inserted into the lineup midway through the Idaho State game.
In his second career start, Rypien completed 19 of 25 passes without an interception, showing his impressive debut last week against Virginia wasn't a fluke. "He prepared well for that game and he needs to continue that for this week", Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. "Each game plan has a theme for the opponent we're playing, and he's going out and executing".
Hawaii and Boise State kick off Saturday at 8:15 pm local time, 4:15 pm HST, on ESPN2. "Those explosive plays and getting into a rhythm and having a few tempo shows we can be effective at times".
The offense was unable to find traction in either half and starter Max Wittek left the game before half with 66 yards on 7-of-24 passing, gaining 13 yards on 3 rushes, with his net yards set back by a BSU sack. Player Who Matters RB Jeremy McNichols will never be confused with Jay Ajayi, but he's been a serviceable steward of the Boise State ground game.
Hawaii head coach Norm Chow watches the action during the first... "We have to go home and regroup". "That's a good football team, and we've played a few other pretty good teams this year too".
Brett Rypien's first start for Boise State immediately brought comparisons to a former Broncos quarterback who made an impression as a freshman. Thomas Sperbeck and Shane Williams-Rhodes have combined for 462 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Holden Huff has eight receptions.
After UH forced a three-and-out on the ensuing possession, the Broncos fired off three consecutive scoring possessions on a 10-yard run by Akilian Butler, a 9-yard run by Kelsey Young and a McNichols 15-yard rush after Boise State spiked the ball with seconds remaining, extending the halftime advantage to 49-0-matching the 2004 game a Fresno State for largest halftime deficit. Boise State scored more points in the second quarter alone than Wisconsin did all 60 minutes last week in Madison!
Boise State wide receiver Chaz Anderson makes a touchdown catch against Hawaii during an NCAA college football game Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. "Having him under center for us right now is fun, to say the least".