BOISE — Boise State defeated Colorado State 52-21 at home.
Nine players were out due to COVID-19, along with five others because of contact tracing protocols.
"I thought the meeting that we had last night it was about, 'Hey, this is what we're dealing with. This is what we need to do, and let's go out there and have fun doing it,'" said coach Harsin in the post-game press conference. "Let's just cut it loose especially with all the challenges we are facing."
After missing the past two games, starting quarterback, Hank Bachmeier returned and threw for 202 yards.
"Having Hank back was big," said Harsin. "Hank had a good week of prep, and he was ready and able to go, so having him out there, and his sense of urgency helps our offense. We were able to execute better."
Boise State's special teams came up big for the Broncos. All in the first half, they blocked two kicks and one punt that were returned for touchdowns.
At halftime, the Broncos were winning 45-7.
"I've never been apart of a game like that," said Riley Whimpey in the post-game press conference.
He also said the team used last week's blowout loss against BYU to fuel their performance this week.
"Last week, things didn't go our way. I did a lot of reflection and came back and tried to do every little thing that I could in order to put ourselves in a better position to win," said Whimpey. "I'm really proud of how we played tonight."
The Bronco's next matchup is Nov. 21 against Hawaii.