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The San Diego State Aztecs and the Boise State Broncos will face off in a Mountain West clash at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 30 at Albertsons Stadium. San Diego State isn’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.
Things were close when the Aztecs and the Toledo Rockets clashed this past Saturday, but San Diego State ultimately edged out the opposition 17-14. San Diego State can attribute much of their success to RB Jordan Byrd, who rushed for two TDs and 115 yards on 16 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Byrd has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. Byrd’s sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
San Diego State’s defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
Meanwhile, Boise State was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their matchup against the UTEP Miners last Friday. The Broncos took a hard 27-10 fall against UTEP. This was hardly the result Boise State or its fans were betting on, as they were favored by 16.5 points over UTEP heading into this game. No one had a standout game offensively for Boise State, but QB Hank Bachmeier led the way with one touchdown.
San Diego State’s win brought them up to 2-2 while Boise State’s loss pulled them down to an identical 2-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: San Diego State enters the contest with only three rushing touchdowns allowed, good for 29th best in the nation. As for the Broncos, they rank 13th in the nation when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, with only 159.8 on average.
Thank you, Boise 💙 pic.twitter.com/5glPNlYNfF
Not our night. pic.twitter.com/fnwzm4G9ys
Bounced back.#BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/IRcc6SAbPD
Boise, wake up. We scored another touchdown 🤧
Boise, wake up. We scored another touchdown 🤧pic.twitter.com/u5lXDPT8v2
Superpowers🔹🔸>>> #BLEEDBLUE @_Darrenhall https://t.co/87wwbUzxnA
HOLANI TO THE HOUSE pic.twitter.com/N789MbqcDk
brb, @taylengreen17 is making some house calls 📞
brb, @taylengreen17 is making some house calls 📞pic.twitter.com/9CS46fVTLH
The boys in blue are cooking now! LFG! @BroncoSportsFB
Them Boys Look Legit!!! @BroncoSportsFB 👏🏽👏🏽
TAYLEN DOES IT AGAIN!!!! pic.twitter.com/UZ9U9F3SCx
Confirmed: George Holani is also fast 🏃♂️🏃♂️#BleedBlue | @MountainAmerica pic.twitter.com/FCIVtIFw4w
Trailing after three quarters in Boise.#TheTimeIsNow | #AztecFootball100 pic.twitter.com/04YPMeonN1
.@AshtonJeanty2 is pretty fast ngl 😮💨pic.twitter.com/Uu1Lb7em3B https://t.co/MfnaMlZgeQ
LFG @BroncoSportsFB !!!
Picking up steam 👊 pic.twitter.com/PUrIZ5eADH
ASHTON JEANTY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!
32 YARD TD RUN!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0gObWNOpxO
Lucky number 7⃣
Another SACK from the Bronco defense, this time by @zekenoa7!!#BleedBlue | @Albertsons pic.twitter.com/jWbP7JxW0F
Where there’s a will there’s a way…into the end zone 🤝pic.twitter.com/QEaNirerbX https://t.co/H5d9sYz3Kx
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Yessirrrrrr @AshtonJeanty2!!#BleedBlue | @MountainAmerica pic.twitter.com/mxojmZWEnK
Move the chains ⛓️#BleedBlue | @MountainAmerica pic.twitter.com/Y7rRPR96su
OKAY 4⃣4⃣@george_tarlas comes up with the SACK!#BleedBlue | @Albertsons pic.twitter.com/DVPzPOC3aF
False start number….? We lost count at this point#BleedBlue | @westernhvac pic.twitter.com/cve451GVAv
.@taylengreen17 doing what he does🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️
Touchdown, Broncos! pic.twitter.com/fUE8VCNLYD
INTERCEPTED BY TYREQUE JONES!!!!!
30 down, 30 to go pic.twitter.com/43EJFeXPRL
Leading at the half in Boise.#TheTimeIsNow #AztecFootball100 pic.twitter.com/c2tBsxesGw
30 down, 30 to go pic.twitter.com/UHo13jQ9Pk
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