J-Mac is the weapon on offense for Boise State

Posted at 8:52 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 22:52:30-05

Jeremy McNichols has been the difference maker for the Broncos this season on offense. It's is only his second season playing at the tailback position and even with opponents keying in on him he doesn't seem to be slowing down.

"When I get the ball I just smell blood in the water and I just want to get into the end zone as many times as I can," Said, Running Back, Jeremy McNichols.

McNichols has found the end zone on the ground 16 times and had two touchdowns against San Jose State, upping his career total to 48.  His workload hasn't slowed down at all as he has scored a touchdown in 21 straight games but it is his durability that has made him a weapon.

"I'm in the training room pretty much every day but I take care of my body parts 8 to 10 hours a week so I'm still feeling pretty fresh," said, Running Back Jeremy Mcnichols.  

On Friday night it wasn't just the McNichols show. Freshman running back Alexander Mattison emerged as another offensive firepower racking up 108 yards and a touchdown.

This season McNichols has been a mentor to Mattison which is something current Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi did with McNichols when the two played together on the blue.

"From Jay doing that with me for a year and just knowing how much it really helped and being in those shoes and being able to help a young guy that's coming up and have a successful career I really take to heart cause somebody did that for me," said, McNichols.

One day we could very well see McNichols scoring touchdowns on Sunday but for now, it's all about putting fear into the minds of the defenses that he faces.

" I feel like everybody has to be able to trust me with the ball it means a lot to me and I can put the team on my back when I need to," said, McNichols.

McNichols and the Broncos face Hawaii this Saturday on the island. Last year McNichols had 108 yards with two scores against the Rainbow Warriors. Right now Boise State is a 16 point favorite according to Vegas That game will kick off here in Boise at 5:00 P.M.