As much as coach Troy Calhoun wanted to reject the notion that this was a signature win for his recovering program, the Air Force players didn’t deny their 28-14 domination of Boise State was the kind of statement that will reverberate across the country.
After an anemic offensive showing in its season opener, Boise State proved its offense is plenty potent Saturday night as the Broncos exploded for 676 yards in a 37-24 victory over Colorado State in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.
Grant Hedrick is a capable replacement for quarterback Joe Southwick. The redshirt junior verified that Saturday night for Boise State.
Senior Michael Lyons figured he would go from driving the lane to carpooling to his awaiting desk job once he hoisted his final jumper at Air Force.
Derrick Marks scored 33 of his career-high 38 points in the second half to lead Boise State to a 78-65 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.
Former Boise State and Colorado coach Dan Hawkins has been hired to coach the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
The Mountain West will add a football championship game next season when it expands to the requisite dozen schools, which will be split into two divisions.
Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn famously called his first head football coach a home run hire. Turns out, he whiffed on Dan Hawkins and again on Jon Embree.