#24 BSU beats SJSU improve to 8-1 overall

Posted at 6:46 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 20:46:39-04

The Broncos picked up their 8th win of the season last night, Coach Harsin described the victory as team offensive effort as Boise State cruised to a 45 to 31 victory over San Jose State.

Running the ball on the ground was the difference maker for Boise State as they had two 100-yard rushers with Jeremy McNichols and Alexander Mattison. Out on the edge, Cedrick Wilson  caught six passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

 “We were able to move the pocket a little bit I thought that was early on and we established that you know two guys over a hundred yards that's a pretty good night and a couple yards shy of three hundred total rushing,” Said, Head Coach Bryan Harsin.

The complete effort was shown even on special teams as punter Sean Wale rushed for 29 yards and a first down on a fake punt in the first quarter. It was his first career carry and even with getting hit at the end of the play he says it was worth it.

“You know it was my one chance to shine and I'm definitely not sliding.  I’m going to get laid out or something but I’m not sliding.  I actually got a little bruise so I made it.  I had no idea what to do when I got to the open field I’m just glad we got the first down.  We always preach ball security so I had to make sure I was holding onto that thing,” Said, Senior Punter Sean Wale.

On defense, The broncos clamped down on San Jose winning the turnover battle for just the second time this season.

“It was big having Dylan Sumner-Gardner help us win the turnover battle, even if it was by one.  If we're going to win the turnover battle were going to win the game,” said, Harsin.

“That was an awesome play by Dylan he went up there and got it and came down with it. He has been doing that all week.  When you do it in practice like that it gives you confidence for the game and he went out there and made a great play,” Said, Senior Linebacker Ben Weaver.

The Broncos are not in control in the Mountain Division and they will need to win their next three games and hope that Wyoming trips up losing two of their final four games to sneak back into the Mountain West title game.