Kellen Moore threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns as the Boise State Broncos easily dispatched the Fresno State Bulldogs on Friday night, 57-7. Moore's day was short, with the Broncos comfortably in control by halftime, making his services unnecessary, but he still completed 23 of 31 passes in the rout.
The Broncos used the ground game, as well, with five touchdowns coming by way of the rush. Doug Martin led the way with 94 yards and a score, with Grant Hedrick and Mitch Burroughs each adding a touchdown, and D.J. Harper adding two. Joe Southwick came in for the mop-up duty at quarterback and completed three of five passes for 27 yards.
Fresno State did finally break the shutout in the fourth on a 79-yard punt return by Devon Wylie to open the quarter. But the touchdown was far too little, too late as Boise State continued its winning ways against vastly inferior opponents.
The rout is on in Fresno, as the No. 5 Boise St. Broncos have taken a 23-0 lead over the Fresno State Bulldogs early in the second quarter.
Leading 16-0 after the first quarter, Heisman Trophy candidate Kellen Moore hit Geraldo Boldewijn for an 18-yard touchdown with 9:52 to play in the half. For Moore, it was his second touchdown pass of the game, tying the senior quarterback with Tim Rattay for sixth on college football's all-time leaderboard with 115 touchdown passes.
Boldewijn had dropped a touchdown pass earlier in the game, but Moore shook that off by finding wide receiver Matt Miller for a four-yard touchdown on third-and-goal to take a 7-0 lead. Dan Goodale kicked a 32-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10-0. Two plays after the Goodale field goal, Fresno State running back Devon Wylie fumbled and the Broncos recovered at the Bulldogs' 25-yard line. On the very next play, Boise State junior wide receiver Mitch Burroughs took an end-around 25 yards for a touchdown. Goodale missed the extra point to keep it a two-score game.
The No. 5 Boise St. Broncos are off to a great start in "The Boneyard", with Heisman Trophy candidate Kellen Moore leading the offense on a 7-play, 76-yard drive that ended when he found wide receiver Matt Miller for a four-yard touchdown on third-and-goal.
Moore completed 3-of-4 passes for 63 yards on the drive, hitting Miller twice for 52 yards. Miller took a screen from Moore 48 yards that set the Broncos up inside the Bulldogs' 10-yard line. Broncos senior running back Doug Martin had three carries for 10 yards on the scoring drive, which took just two minutes and 47 seconds off the game clock.
Fresno went three-and-out on their first drive before punting on their first possession.