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Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries in Saturday's 38-29 win over San Diego State.

While the 134 yards look shiny, San Diego State actually did a decent job holding down the dynamic running back on a night where the temperature dipped close to zero in the Boise Valley. Ajayi only managed to rush for 4.3 YPC, as the Aztecs made a conscious effort to limit the big play. Ajayi also caught four passes for 24 yards. The junior's now rushed the ball 260 times on the season and has a chance to go over the 300-carry mark by the end of the season. The workhorse back could find himself drafted in the second or third round come April.
Nov 16 - 2:30 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 60-49 win over New Mexico.

Ajayi got his 161 yards on 31 carries. As he's been doing increasingly this season, Ajayi was also a big factor in the passing game. On Boise State's first possession, the senior caught a swing pass and took it 75 yards to the house. Ajayi's rushed for 1,146 yards and has scored 14 touchdowns thus far. He'll join a loaded RB class in the draft, where he could possibly be a second-day pick. It's been reported that some scouts like Ajayi more than former-Broncos runner Doug Martin.
Nov 9 - 5:40 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Boise State's 55-30 triumph over BYU on Friday.

He added two receptions for 26 yards. Sports Illustrated reported last week that Ajayi is expected to declare for the NFL draft, a dispatch in line with what we've been hearing. SI also passed along that some NFL scouts prefer Ajayi over former Boise State first-round pick Doug Martin. Ajayi is making his last year in Idaho count: He's up to 985 rushing yards (5.0 YPC) and 343 receiving yards (9.3 YPR).
Oct 26 - 3:13 PM

According to SI's Inside Read, Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi is expected to declare for the NFL draft.

Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans cite industry sources. "He’s something to look forward to," one scout said, calling the running back a second-day pick. The SI duo has heard some scouts prefer Ajayi over former Boise State first-round pick Doug Martin.
Oct 22 - 10:31 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in the school's 37-27 win over Fresno State.

He added 37 receiving yards. This might sound crazy after reading the box score, but Ajayi was wrapped up for most of the day until springing a 54 yard run in the fourth quarter. During the run, he bounced the play wide left after the defense failed to seal the edge on that side.
Oct 18 - 10:14 AM

Boise State redshirt senior WR Matt Miller will likely miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury.

He will have surgery. Miller had been dealing with a lower leg injury for most of the season and was seen in a walking boot. The receiver will still help out the team during his final season.
Source: KTVB
Oct 13 - 10:31 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in Boise State's 51-46 triumph over Nevada on Saturday.

Every other game, Ajayi has rushed for 150 yards or more. That probably means he'll be held below 90 yards a week from Friday versus Fresno State (BSU has a bye on deck). Ajayi may not end up matching last season's 1,425 rushing yards and 18 ground touchdowns, but he's already surpassed all of his receiving numbers from last year with 31 catches for 280 yards and a pair of scores. Scouts are impressed with both his strong running style and his shiftiness in the backfield.
Oct 6 - 12:23 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi ran for 63 yards in Boise State's 28-14 loss to Air Force on Saturday.

Ajayi was coming off a 150 yard rushing effort against Louisiana-Lafayette, but he failed to find the same running lanes against tougher competition. Ajayi rushed for 63 yards on 17 attempts and caught five balls for 58 yards. Boise State has given Ajayi a bigger role in the passing game this season. His 28 receptions through five games have already surpassed the season total of 22 that Ajayi hauled in in 2013. Ajayi rushed for 1,425 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in that breakout sophomore campaign. Scouts have been impressed with both his strong running style and his shiftiness in the backfield.
Sep 29 - 12:58 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi had 150 yards on 27 carries in a win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

Ajayi also slapped down five catches for 37 yards on the Ragin' Cajuns. Ajayi's yards per rush and reception are a little down this year, but we've noticed defenses keying on him, so it's probably not anything to worry about just yet. As a sophomore last season, Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards a carry, while leading the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Ajayi is expected to declare for the draft after the season, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported earlier this month.
Sep 22 - 2:32 AM

Boise State redshirt senior WR Matt Miller caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 38-21 win over UConn.

Miller's first touchdown occurred on a double move, which created plenty of space away from the corner. The ten-year (kidding) Boise State footballer projects as a third day prospect.
Sep 13 - 3:41 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi was held to 39 yards on 18 carries in the school's 38-21 win over UConn.

UConn could have focused on stopping Ajayi in this game, and we saw evidence of that as multiple big plays were made off play action. We expect Ajayi to test very well during the draft process, but he is more of an athlete than running back right now.
Sep 13 - 3:27 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi "has exciting skills at the running back position that translate well to the NFL," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

"Ajayi has exciting skills at the running back position that translate well to the NFL. Watching tape of him over the summer, it became evident quickly that he was the real deal and so far through two games in 2014, he has appeared to get even better, Brugler wrote. The Boise State prospect rushed for 219 yards on 33 carries with a pair of touchdowns in a 37-24 win against Colorado State on Saturday. Brugler notes that due to the high volume of carries and "proven punishment and talent, it's hard to imagine Ajayi sticking around for his senior season." As a sophomore last season, Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards a carry, while leading the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 9 - 2:15 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi is expected to declare for the draft after the season, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The junior, who’s expected to enter the draft after this season, turned in a wow performance against conference foe Colorado State," Pauline wrote. "Ajayi finished with 219-yards on 33-carries (6.6-yard average) and 2 scores against a defense considered tops in the Mountain West Conference. He also added 4 receptions for 61-yards and another touchdown. Scouts speak highly of Ajayi and love his pounding style as well as the agility he displays eluding defenders. If he works out well prior to the draft its unlikely Ajayi makes it out of the second round." The 6-foot, 220-pound Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards per carry and led the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns last year during his sophomore campaign.
Sep 8 - 7:37 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 219 yards on 33 carries and a pair of touchdowns in a 37-24 win against Colorado State on Saturday.

Ajayi added 61 receiving yards and a touchdown on four receptions. The 6-foot, 220-pound Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards per carry and led the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns last year in his sophomore season. He's right in line to challenge his career bests in the rushing stats, but he's going to shatter his career best marks in the passing game. Ajayi had 22 catches for 222 yards last year. So far, he has 16 catches and 154 receiving yards.
Sep 8 - 1:18 AM

Boise State redshirt junior OT Rees Odhiambo's difficulties with Robert Nkemdiche last weekend had a damaging effect on his draft stock, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"When healthy last season Odhiambo displayed skill and next level ability at right tackle," Pauline wrote. "Moving over to the left side this season, he was exploited by sophomore and budding star Robert Nkemdiche during Boise’s defeat at the hands of ‘Ole Miss. Odhiambo was outclassed and looked out of place at his new position, which won’t help his stock." Odhiambo missed five regular-season games due to injury last year. After the campaign, he was named Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West.
Sep 3 - 9:48 PM


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