BOISE — In their season opener, Boise State football dominated Utah State in a 42-13 win on Saturday, but now it's back to practice as the Broncos prepare for their first road game against Air Force.
With one win under their belt, the Broncos are now ranked 25 in the Associated Press Poll.
“That’s where we want to be and not because of the rankings but because we are one of the better teams. You always want to be one of the better teams in the country," said Boise State head football coach Bryan Harsin.
As they prepare to play the Falcons (1-1) on Halloween, Harsin said their focus is on shutting down the Air Force offense.
“We’re going to have to do a good job on the d-line to eliminate the run game, and then the offensive line, Air Force is always a problem upfront. They move, they do different things, and we have to be able to keep those guys covered in order to run the ball,” he said.
With his offense's versatility, Harsin will count on multiple players to step up and make big plays.
“The versatility comes from our guys competing to play and be on the field, and that was part of the message on Sunday like nothing is set in stone," he said.
As they head into their second week of games, Harsin praised his team's chemistry, adding that it's because of their leadership and maturity.
“Those two things have stood out, and I do feel like the chemistry on this team is pretty solid, and that is fun to be around," he said. "It’s fun to be in that locker room; it’s fun to have conversations."
The Broncos have won each of their last two Halloween matchups against San Jose State in 2009 and UNLV in 2015.
The game starts at 4:02 p.m. on CBS Sports this Saturday.