A look back at the Broncos win over New Mexico

Posted at 5:10 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 23:12:17-04

The Broncos picked up their first conference win with a 28 to 14 victory over New Mexico last night on the blue.  Boise State has now won its conference opener 18 years in a row.

The Broncos were playing just five days after a gut-wrenching triple-overtime loss to the Washington State Cougars.

It was one of the smallest crowd that the Broncos have played in front quite some time but those are things Coach Harsin can’t control.

Overall he is glad his team came together last night.

"Overall I was proud of our staff and proud of our players.  The turnaround was quick and they showed up today.  They have great energy and they played extremely hard and they played together.  The goal this week was to finish in the 4th quarter and we did that," said, Head Coach Bryan Harsin.

Montell Cozart stepped in for the injured Brett Rypien finishing with nearly 140 yards and two touchdown passes while rushing for one score.

He was stellar in the first half connecting on his first eight pass attempts.  He found out on Tuesday he would be starting.

This season alone he has seven of Boise state's 10 offensive touchdowns.

Before Boise State, while he was at Kansas he won just eight games in four years, and he says he is making the most of his time with the blue and orange.

"Coach Hill called me into his office and he asked me if I was ready to go and I was like Coach this is what I'm here for.  I came in and I told those guys I want to do whatever it takes to help us get to that goal up on the board a Mountain West Championship then a bowl game," said, Quarterback Montell Cozart.

One more note from last night's win Senior tight end Jake Roh scored three times against the Lobos.

He hauled in 2 touchdowns and even rushed for one.  On defense, the Broncos held the Lobos to just 14 points while holding them to 200 yards rushing.

Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch made his second-career interception and first of the season last night on the blue.

"Well I think every week you prepare to have a big game and if everyone does their job then we are going to be successful.  Sometimes it just works out where you get a few extra looks than you might have expected," said, Tight End Jake Roh.

"I always tell them that we got their backs and it shows up.  We want to go out there and make plays but we still got to bring it every single week and we gotta move on," said, Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.