NCAAF Game Recap - Marshall at Boise State
Fri Sep 6, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 6, 2019, 9:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Marshall (1-1)

7

0

0

0

7

(24) Boise State (2-0)

0

7

7

0

14

Bachmeier helps No. 24 Boise State beat Marshall 14-7
Sat Sep 7, 2019 2:01 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) With a pair of true freshmen guiding Boise State's sputtering offense, the Broncos leaned on their defense to deliver a win against Marshall.

The No. 24 Broncos held the Thundering Herd to zero yards of offense in the second half and got just enough offense to grind out a 14-7 victory Friday night.

It wasn't flashy or dominant, perhaps something fans and analysts expected after Boise State won in Tallahassee last week against Florida State.

But Boise State coach Bryan Harsin didn't care.

"Our defense played great, and our offense did just enough to take care of the football at the end of the game so we could run the clock out," Harsin said. "It's hard to be 1-0 every week. Like everybody, you like to dominate on all phases of the game, but it doesn't always work out like that. It's nice to be able to learn with a win."

Boise State (2-0) is learning that its freshman quarterback, Hank Bachmeier, is more than competent to continue the program's burgeoning lineage of star quarterbacks. And, it might just have a freshman star running back, too.

Bachmeier, who threw for over 400 yards in the season opener, was 22-of-34 passing for 282 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also scored on a 1-yard run just before the end of the first half, diving and extending the ball across the goal line as he absorbed a hit.

"Hank has shown his toughness and competitiveness in these two games," Harsin said. "There's been no back down. He wants to go out there and succeed."

In the second half, with starter Robert Mahone out with a stinger in his right shoulder, George Holani rushed for 103 yards on 22 carries. He was the first running back to eclipse the 100-yard mark against Marshall since Southern Miss's Ito Smith had 150 on Nov. 25, 2017.

But it was the Boise State defense that stole the spotlight, holding its opponent scoreless in the second half.

"That's a relentless defense, to go out there and do what they did in the second half," Harsin said. "If we win games with our defense like that, I'm all about it."

Marshall didn't convert a first down in the second half and ran only 16 plays that accounted for just 6:52 of possession.

"Our defense played well, but our offense needs to make more plays," Marshall coach Doc Holliday said. "I'm proud of the way we played, but not proud that we didn't win the game."

THE TAKEAWAY

Marshall: While the Thundering Herd had their streak of 15 games without a 100-yard rusher snapped, the secondary needs the most immediate attention. Marshall allowed five pass plays of 20 yards or more, igniting Boise State's first two scoring drives.

Boise State: After last week's opener, one area of emphasis for the offensive line was getting better protection for its quarterback. The Broncos still have work to do there as Bachmeier was under duress all night long and was strip-sacked once, resulting in a takeaway for Marshall.

BAD WOLF?

Early in the second quarter, with Boise State's offense struggling, Harsin went after one of the line judges about an earlier missed penalty and bumped him, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

"Maybe I let the bad wolf out a little bit in that moment," Harsin said after the game. "It hurt our team. I told them that we haven't had a personal foul this season, and when they see what I have to do, they're not going to want to get one. We can't have it happen. I owned it and we'll handle it."

Harsin wouldn't say what his punishment would be, but by the way he talked, it's likely to be tougher than the 20-minute run Nick Saban's wife made him spend on the treadmill for the unsportsmanlike penalty he drew against Duke in Alabama's opener.

UP NEXT

Marshall: Hosts Ohio on Sept. 14.

Boise State: Hosts Portland State on Sept. 14.

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Passing

Marsh Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
X. Gaines 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
I. Green 17 10 58.8 0 56 26 1 40.3
Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Bachmeier 34 22 64.7 1 282 47 1 88.1

Rushing

Marsh Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Knox 10 71 7.1 17 1
T. King 5 16 3.2 13 0
Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Holani 22 103 4.7 17 0
H. Bachmeier 7 26 3.7 14 1

Receiving

Marsh Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
X. Gaines 3 26 8.7 26 0
A. Henry 2 13 6.5 10 0
Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Shakir 5 95 19.0 45 0
J. Bates 5 63 12.6 27 0

Fumbles

Boise F FL
H. Bachmeier 1 1

Returning

Marsh KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Levias 1 5.0 0 5 0 - 0 0
W. Johnson 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Williams 0 - 0 0 2 0.0 0 0
J. Hightower 2 33.0 0 38 0 - 0 0

Punting

Marsh Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. LeFevre 7 276 39.4 49
Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 3 109 36.3 43

Takeaways

Marsh Int Yds InTD
O. Cobb 1 5 0
Boise Int Yds InTD
K. Nawahine 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Marsh Boise
Points For 7 14
Total Yards 172 437
Rushing Yards 116 155
Passing Yards 56 282
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/18 22/34
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 3/1
First Downs 9 22
Penalties - Yards 6/45 3/36
Time Of Possession 48:48 12:12
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/9 10/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/39 3/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Marsh Boise
Marsh 13:58 TD Brenden Knox 13 yd run (Justin Rohrwasser kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Marsh Boise
Boise 14:50 TD Hank Bachmeier 1 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 7 7
3rd Quarter Marsh Boise
Boise 1:33 TD John Hightower 47 yd pass from Hank Bachmeier (Eric Sachse kick) 7 14
4th Quarter Marsh Boise
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Attendance: 31,951
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