NCAAF Game Recap - Boise State at Florida State
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Aug 31, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Boise State (1-0)

6

13

7

10

36

Florida State (0-1)

21

10

0

0

31

Boise St. rallies past Florida St. 36-31 behind freshman QB
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:05 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Through the uncertainty, the travel and the adversity, Boise State never lost focus.

Not even when the Broncos were down by 18 points in the second half. And they have authored the latest chapter in Boise State's history of upsets.

Hank Bachmeier tossed a third-quarter TD pass and Robert Mahone had a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth and Boise State rallied from an 18-point deficit to knock off Florida State 36-31 on Saturday.

"The first half, it was tough," Boise State offensive lineman John Molchon said. "But we knew if we were going to just fall over it would have been an embarrassment. At the end of the day our mentality was still fast and physical."

Boise State (1-0) was quick to rally and overwhelmed Florida State on a humid afternoon. In a game moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee due to Hurricane Dorian, Florida State squandered a 31-13 lead and lost its season opener for the third straight time.

Bachmeier, a true freshman, was pounded early by Florida State's defensive front for five sacks and eight hurries. But he threw for 407 yards as Boise State defeated a Power 5 team for the sixth time since the 2014 season. It was the most passing yards by a Boise State first-time starting quarterback.

And Bachmeier delivered on third downs, completing 8 of 12 passes for 136 yards. All eight of the completions were first downs.

"The No. 1 thing is toughness," Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. "He took shots. ... But at the end of the day, why do you play the game? To compete. Why do you compete? To win. What I found out about our quarterback today is he wanted to win and he wanted to win so bad that he found a way to get that done."

James Blackman had three touchdown passes in the first half as Florida State took a 24-6 lead with 10:53 left. Blackman finished completing 23 of 33 passes for 327 yards but the Seminoles (0-1) were held scoreless after halftime.

His third touchdown pass, a 58-yard toss to Keyshawn Helton, put the Seminoles up 31-13 with 4:07 left in the second quarter.

The second half was all Boise State. Bachmeier connected with Khalil Shakir on an 11-yard touchdown, Eric Sachse had three second-half field goals and Mahone then put the Broncos ahead with his plunge with 12:44 to go.

Mahone had 24 carries for 142 yards, surpassing the combined 128 yards he had in 2018.

"I always knew that I could carry a game," Mahone said.

The Broncos were 8 of 8 in the red zone but settled for field goals, especially early. Sachse connected on field goals of 36, 36, 41, 26 and 30.

Florida State had two fumbles in the third quarter on back-to-back drives, both of them in Boise State's end of the field.

"Let one get away as a team," Florida State coach Willie Taggart said. "I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team. Our guys will bounce back."

GAME PLAN: RUN

Boise State's 57 rushing attempts were the second-most during Harsin's tenure as coach since 2014. The Broncos ran for 214 yards and were consistently able to build methodical scoring drives. The 57 carries was just two shy of the mark of 59 set Oct. 3, 2015 against Hawai'i.

THE TAKEAWAY

Boise State: The Broncos scored the final 23 points of the game and the defense limited the Seminoles to just 99 rushing yards on 28 carries.

Florida State: The Seminoles couldn't sustain the first-half energy and managed just 68 yards in the second half.

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Passing

Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Bachmeier 51 30 58.8 1 407 36 1 82.7
FlaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Akers 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
J. Blackman 33 23 69.7 3 327 75 0 131.8

Rushing

Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Mahone 24 142 5.9 18 2
G. Holani 14 70 5.0 24 0
FlaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Akers 15 116 7.7 38 1
K. Helton 1 14 14.0 14 0

Receiving

Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Thomas 5 103 20.6 36 0
K. Shakir 8 78 9.8 21 1
FlaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Terry 4 99 24.8 75 1
K. Helton 1 58 58.0 58 1

Fumbles

Boise F FL
G. Holani 1 0
A. Butler 1 0
FlaSt F FL
C. Akers 1 1
J. Blackman 2 1

Returning

Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Williams 0 - 0 0 1 -3.0 0 0
J. Hightower 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
FlaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Matthews 0 - 0 0 1 22.0 0 22
K. Helton 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0

Punting

Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 4 156 39.0 52
FlaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Tyler 7 308 44.0 53

Takeaways

FlaSt Int Yds InTD
I. Bolden 1 4 0

Team Stats Comparison

Boise FlaSt
Points For 36 31
Total Yards 621 426
Rushing Yards 214 99
Passing Yards 407 327
Passing Completions / Attempts 30/51 23/34
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 5/2 4/2
First Downs 38 19
Penalties - Yards 6/35 5/44
Time Of Possession 3:03 57:57
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 10/19 1/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/39 7/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Boise FlaSt
FlaSt 2:32 TD Cam Akers 38 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 0 7
Boise 7:11 FG Eric Sachse 36 yd FG 3 7
FlaSt 7:18 TD Tamorrion Terry 75 yd pass from James Blackman (Ricky Aguayo kick) 3 14
Boise 11:13 FG Eric Sachse 36 yd FG 6 14
FlaSt 13:55 TD Gabe Nabers 5 yd pass from James Blackman (Ricky Aguayo kick) 6 21
2nd Quarter Boise FlaSt
FlaSt 4:07 FG Ricky Aguayo 46 yd FG 6 24
Boise 10:26 TD Robert Mahone 1 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 13 24
FlaSt 10:53 TD Keyshawn Helton 58 yd pass from James Blackman (Ricky Aguayo kick) 13 31
Boise 12:09 FG Eric Sachse 41 yd FG 16 31
Boise 15:00 FG Eric Sachse 26 yd FG 19 31
3rd Quarter Boise FlaSt
Boise 12:10 TD Khalil Shakir 11 yd pass from Hank Bachmeier (Eric Sachse kick) 26 31
4th Quarter Boise FlaSt
Boise 2:16 TD Robert Mahone 1 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 33 31
Boise 7:33 FG Eric Sachse 30 yd FG 36 31

Game Information

Stadium: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida
Attendance: 50,917
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