Boise State Vs. Virginia Tech: Effective Run Game Is Key For Broncos, Says OBNUG

We're now just a few hours away from the start of college football's opening weekend marquee matchup, and the guys at our Boise State blog, One Bronco Nation Under God, are getting nervous. In between the panic and Pepto, Kevan Lee offers some final pregame thoughts, including injuries and some keys to the game. 

Over the weekend, Chadd Cripe revealed offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin's four keys to the game. Here they are in much plainer language than I'm sure Harsin explained them to the team:

  • Run the ball effectively.
  • No turnovers.
  • Avoid 2nd-and-15-type situations.
  • Score touchdowns in the red zone.

Brilliant. Every single one of them. When Boise State runs the ball effectively, they are an impossible offense to stop. I'd say 4.0 yards per carry should be considered effective tonight.

Turnovers is an obvious one, and it will be interesting to watch for Thomas Byrd and Kellen Moore's center-QB exchanges, especially since the two players did not spend as much time as usual getting reps in Fall Camp as Byrd battled for a starting job.

For the full preview, including more thoughts and a community discussion, be sure to visit OBNUG.

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