NCAAF Game Recap - Boise State at Colorado State
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Nov 29, 2019, 3:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(20) Boise State (11-1)

7

17

0

7

31

Colorado State (4-8)

7

7

7

3

24

Henderson, No. 20 Boise State hang on for 31-24 win over CSU
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:55 PM

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Curtis Weaver knows his Boise State history. The Broncos’ outside linebacker knows how hard it is to earn a footnote in that history.

That’s why Weaver takes great pride in his team earning their place in that storied history.

Jaylon Henderson accounted for three scores, defensive tackle David Moa came up with a big late sack and No. 20 Boise State beat Colorado State 31-24 on Friday to finish undefeated in Mountain West play for the first time.

Yep, 8-0 has a nice ring to it.

“The past Boise State teams always had something they had. We wanted something,” Weaver said. “Today, we wrote history.”

This version of Boise State (11-1, 8-0 MW, No. 20 CFP) will go into the books as the program’s first one to run through Mountain West regular-season play unbeaten. The Broncos have finished the conference portion of their schedule with one loss five times since joining the league in 2011.

“They’ve accomplished something that’s pretty special,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.

Henderson had another big game for Boise State. He ran for a short score early in the fourth to give Boise State some breathing room. He also threw two TD passes, giving him eight over the past three games as he fills in for banged-up starter Hank Bachmeier and backup Chase Cord.

Garrett Collingham hauled in one of Henderson’s TD passes and ran in another as the Broncos head into the league’s championship game with a head of steam. They host Hawaii next Saturday.

Patrick O’Brien threw for 289 yards and two TDs for the Rams (4-8, 3-5), who dropped to 0-9 all-time against Boise State. Rams coach Mike Bobo heads into the offseason on the hot seat after a second straight losing season. He’s 28-35 in five seasons at Colorado State.

“I hope to be back,” Bobo said. “We are really, really close.”

With Colorado State on the move late, Moa sacked O’Brien on a critical second-down play. After an incompletion, Colorado State faced a fourth-and-14 at the Boise 45 with just over 2 minutes remaining and all three timeouts. The Rams elected to punt.

They wouldn’t get the ball back as the Broncos converted a third-down play on a diving catch by Khalil Shakir.

“This one hurt,” said Rams receiver Warren Jackson, who had eight catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. “But today we could smell it and we didn’t get it done.”

The sparse crowd was announced at 12,324 on a chilly and overcast afternoon. Only the middle sections of the stadium were open following a blizzard earlier in the week that dropped around 15 inches of snow. Most of the upper deck and behind the south end zone were blanketed in snow. The Colorado State facilities management crews moved approximately two million pounds of snow from the playing surface.

O’Brien drew the Rams to within 24-21 with a 28-yard strike to tight end Trey McBride late in the third quarter. Henderson restored a 31-21 lead on a 1-yard TD with 11:26 remaining.

After a 34-yard field goal by Braxton Davis and forcing a Boise State punt, the Rams got the ball back with 3:53 left but couldn’t capitalize.

There were no punts in the first half. Well, technically no punts as Colorado State was called for a running into the punter in the first quarter to keep a Boise State drive going. The Broncos capitalized by scoring on a 2-yard run from Collingham.

O'Brien threw two first-half interceptions, including one that Weaver tipped at the line and dove to secure.

“I wish I would’ve caught my footing so I could score,” Weaver cracked.

THE TAKEAWAY

Boise State: A methodical win. Outgained by the Rams by a 379-344 margin.

Colorado State: The Rams bid farewell to 13 seniors.

MOA’S BIG PLAY

Of course, it was Moa turning in a big play on defense. He was granted a sixth year of eligibility this season after being limited to one game a year ago.

“That’s Grandpa Moa,” Weaver said. “That’s our guy.”

QB SITUATION

Henderson is now 3-0 as he fills in Bachmeier. Asked if he might ride the hot hand of Henderson next week or start a cold QB, Harsin responded: “I don't feel like it’s a cold quarterback. ... All the guys have played.”

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Boise State should move up after spending the past two versions of the poll at No. 20.

UP NEXT

Boise State: Host Hawaii in the Mountain West title game next Saturday. The Broncos beat Hawaii 59-37 on Oct. 12.

Colorado State: Gear up for 2020. Will host Colorado on Sept. 5.

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Passing

Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Henderson 36 26 72.2 2 253 35 0 110.1
ColSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. O'Brien 40 26 65.0 2 289 41 2 82.2

Rushing

Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Holani 18 42 2.3 8 0
A. Van Buren 2 18 9.0 15 0
ColSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Thomas 9 36 4.0 14 1
M. McElroy Jr. 5 35 7.0 23 0

Receiving

Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Shakir 7 103 14.7 35 0
C. Thomas 5 53 10.6 23 1
ColSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. McBride 9 101 11.2 28 1
W. Jackson 8 84 10.5 17 1

Fumbles

Returning

Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Hightower 3 26.0 0 33 0 - 0 0
A. Butler 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
ColSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Hawkins 3 18.0 0 26 0 - 0 0
D. Wright 0 - 0 0 1 14.0 0 14

Punting

Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 4 169 42.3 49
ColSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Stonehouse 2 81 40.5 45

Takeaways

Boise Int Yds InTD
C. Weaver 1 0 0
T. Jones 1 15 0

Team Stats Comparison

Boise ColSt
Points For 31 24
Total Yards 344 379
Rushing Yards 91 90
Passing Yards 253 289
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/36 26/40
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 20 20
Penalties - Yards 5/45 4/20
Time Of Possession 24:24 36:36
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 6/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/42 2/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Boise ColSt
ColSt 3:48 TD Jaylen Thomas 3 yd run (Braxton Davis kick) 0 7
Boise 12:26 TD Garrett Collingham 2 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Boise ColSt
Boise 0:05 TD CT Thomas 5 yd pass from Jaylon Henderson (Eric Sachse kick) 14 7
ColSt 6:13 TD Warren Jackson 16 yd pass from Patrick O'Brien (Braxton Davis kick) 14 14
Boise 13:44 TD Garrett Collingham 3 yd pass from Jaylon Henderson (Eric Sachse kick) 21 14
Boise 14:42 FG Eric Sachse 39 yd FG 24 14
3rd Quarter Boise ColSt
ColSt 11:11 TD Trey McBride 28 yd pass from Patrick O'Brien (Braxton Davis kick) 24 21
4th Quarter Boise ColSt
Boise 3:34 TD Jaylon Henderson 1 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 31 21
ColSt 6:58 FG Braxton Davis 34 yd FG 31 24

Game Information

Stadium: Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, Colorado
Attendance: 12,324
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