Boise State beats Troy to begin the season 24-13

Posted at 10:45 PM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 00:45:52-04

The Broncos begin the season exactly the way they wanted with a victory.  Boise state's 24-13 victory over Troy improved the Broncos to 7-0 all-time against the sun belt conference.

The special teams and defense came to play this afternoon.

Avery Williams gave the crowd something to cheer about taking an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter to get the blue and orange on the board first.  The freshman finished his afternoon with 124 yards on special teams.

Boise State's defense did not allow a touchdown in the contest.   The defense forced three turnovers.  The last time that happened was against Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia bowl in 2015.  Redshirt senior quarterback Montell Cozart saw his first action as a bronco, going 6-for-9 for 50 yards and a touchdown, and rushing seven times for 34 yards.

"Really proud of our guys.  The goal is to be 1-0 and that is exactly what we are right now.  Avery is a guy that has that fearless mentality back there.  The return he had for a touchdown was a great run, also the guys in front of him made a couple of guys miss.  Montell had a series and had a few plays in there proud of what he did,"  said, Head Coach Bryan Harsin.

"Every game we are out to prove something.  We want to play great defense and play as a whole and so every game that's our mentality," said, Safety Kekoa Nawahine.

Look at the injuries Cornerback Michael could have played but Coach Harsin held him out.  On the line offensive lineman Archie Lewis didn't play but should be ready for the Washington State Cougars this week, and linebacker Gabe Perez did not play Coach Harsin said the defense offensive situation from Troy did not offer the chance for him to play in today's contest.