The No. 4 Boise State Broncos will be looking for revenge against the Nevada Wolfpack, who upset the No. 3 Broncos 34-31 in overtime last November in Reno.
Through three games, Broncos senior quarterback Kellen Moore is playing like a Heisman Trophy candidate, completing 79 percent of his pass attempts for 995 yards and 12 touchdowns, six of which have landed in the hands of wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker. Even with Moore's prolific passing numbers, the Broncos are not a one-dimensional offense. Senior running back Doug Martin is coming off a 1,000-yard season and has 202 yards and two touchdowns to lead a rushing attack that has averaged 135 yards per game thus far this season.
Nevada is 1-2 on the season, including a 69-20 loss to then No. 13 Oregon in the season-opener. The Wolfpack rebounded to beat San Jose State the following week before losing 35-34 to Texas Tech last week. With the departure of quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the NFL, the Wolfpack offense runs through junior running back Mike Ball, who has 362 yards on the ground and leads the team with three touchdowns and 465 all-purpose yards. Senior quarterback Tyler Lantrip has 522 yards and two touchdowns passing and 122 yards on the ground.
Game date, time: 2:30pm ET, Saturday, October 1, 2011
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
TV channel: VERSUS
Spread: Broncos are favored by 28 points
Series history: Broncos lead, 24-13
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