Boise State fans are rooting for Kellen Moore

Posted at 7:01 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 21:01:20-05

For the first time, a former Boise State University quarterback started a game in the NFL Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys Kellen Moore passed for 186 yards and completed 13 of 31 attempts against the Buffalo Bills.

Moore led the Cowboys into Bills territory on seven of eight drives, but couldn't get into the end zone. He had an impressive first half but was off on his throws for much of the second half.

In the end, the Bills proved to be too tough for the Cowboys. The final score was Buffalo 16, Dallas 6.

Football fans around the Treasure Valley showed their support for the former bronco.

Whether or not Moore will continue to move up in the ranks, one thing is for sure, he has plenty of fans in Boise who are rooting for him and have been from the very beginning of his football career.

Coming from BSU on a winning streak, only losing three games under his watch.... to the Detroit Lions: Kellen Moore has quite the following. He's a quarterback whom bronco nation fans can't forget.

And, how could they? Moore holds the unofficial all-time record for wins by a starting quarterback in the NCAA division.

Plus, he was the fourth runner up to the 2010 Heisman trophy as a junior at BSU.

The phone lines lit up as soon as the RAM restaurant opened Sunday.

"Right out of the gate, we got a lot of phone calls from people making sure we were going to have the game on, making sure they could see Kellen Moore," said Doyle Cozza, the RAM service manager.

Newcomers to Boise may not be familiar with the play-by-play of Moore's past.

However, they are hopeful that he can fill the Dallas Cowboys quarterback's shoes in the near future, if need be.

"I still love Romo but if he keeps getting hurt then we're going to need somebody else," said Scott White, a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan. "And, Kellen Moore can do it."

Ultimately, it's up to the quarterback to lead a team to victory.

Those who say Moore has "ice in his veins," meaning he's calm, cool and collected, are ready to see him take the spotlight.

"I think we're going to see a lot of Kellen here in the next number of years, which I think makes Boise proud, makes me proud, makes Boise State really proud because he's our guy," said Mark Rinehart, a Kellen Moore fan.

"We have a really stellar hometown football team and to see one of our stars go on to make it pro is awesome," said Cozza.

Boise State's men's basketball coach even postponed their practice so that everyone could watch the Dallas Cowboys game and show their support for Moore.