It would be easy to overdo the praise of Kellen Moore after he quarterbacked Boise to a 40-15 win at Toledo -- as anyone who listened to ESPN's fawning broadcast of the game can tell you. But don't let that obscure the fact that Moore did have a very, very good night, even considering the fact that he was facing an obviously overwhelmed Toledo defense.
Moore was 32-of-42 for 455 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. That adds up to an eye-popping 201.71 passer rating. But even that stat might not give you an idea of the scope of Moore's performance, especially given the widespread misunderstanding of the passer rating.
So to give you an idea of just how good Moore was Friday night, his performance at Toledo would have placed him 40th in the nation in total passing yardage for the season on its own. No one ranked 88th or lower on the FBS list has even broken 300 yards passing on the season. Brandon Weeden, of the famously explosive Oklahoma State offense, has five touchdown passes in two games (and 92 attempts).
And it wasn't just that one of Moore's receivers was hot -- he completed passes to nine different teammates. Five of them had at least four catches on the night. (Though we should point out here that three of Tyler Shoemaker's four catches went for touchdowns.)
All of this, of course, with the caveat that it comes against Toledo in a sort of letdown game for the Rockets, who had taken Ohio State to the wall last weekend. But no matter whom he faces, if Moore keeps playing like he played Friday night, it's going to be hard to keep him from going to New York City in December.
For more on Moore, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God