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Boise State HC Bryan Harsin said sophomore WR Octavius Evans' "time will come."

That can't be much of a consolation for Evans at the moment. He was expected to break out this year but instead suffered an injury in camp that hindered his availability in practices and cost him games to begin the year. Since returning, he's found the wide receiver depth chart solidified ahead of him. At this point, BSU's best course of action might be to only use him in two more games in order to retain a redshirt this year (he's already appeared in two). It's unclear if that's even an option on the table, however.
Oct 16 - 12:51 PM

The Idaho Statesman reports that Boise State and head coach Bryan Harsin are closing in on a new contract.

The deal apparently is done, but just needs approval from the various higher ups before being finalized. It also reportedly won't be an extension, but rather a reworked deal that adds some time to his original deal and increase his bonuses and the buyout. Harsin has been a success since taking over for Chris Petersen with a record of 46-14 and three bowl wins in four seasons.
Oct 15 - 7:01 PM

Boise State sophomore WR CT Thomas finished with three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-27 road win against Nevada.

Thomas, who moved into the starting lineup in late September for the Wyoming game, had one of the most important plays in this game. He hauled in one of two scoring strikes from senior QB Brett Rypien in a decisive third quarter, as the Broncos held off the upset-minded Wolf Pack for a four-point victory. It was his first visit to the end zone since Sept. 1 in the blowout road win against Troy. Next up is a visit from Colorado State on Friday night.
Oct 14 - 3:01 AM

Boise State senior WR A.J. Richardson posted four receptions for a team-best 79 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-27 win at Nevada.

Richardson produced the biggest play of the game in the third quarter, hauling in a 41-yard touchdown from senior QB Brett Rypien for what turned out to be the game winner. He has found the end zone in four of his past five games, as the senior is finishing up his collegiate career on a high note. Next up will be a visit from Colorado State on Friday night on the blue turf.
Oct 14 - 2:57 AM

Boise State senior QB Brett Rypien completed 28-of-38 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 31-27 win at Nevada and he rushed for 24 more yards.

It was a dogfight in the Biggest Little City in America, but Rypien and the Broncos were able to overcome their four turnovers and hold off the upset-minded Wolf Pack. Each of Rypien's two scoring strikes came in the decisive third quarter, hitting CT Thomas for a 36-yard touchdown and A.J. Richardson for a 41-yard score. It was a gutsy effort for Rypien and the Broncos after a home setback against San Diego State last week. They'll look to keep up the winning ways next Friday when Colorado State visits the Smurf Turf.
Oct 14 - 2:50 AM

Boise State redshirt freshman QB Chase Cord did not travel with the team to Saturday's game at Nevada due to an undisclosed injury.

While this doesn't change anything regarding who will start, as Brett Rypien is firmly entrenched in that role, it does change who would replace him should he suffer an injury. As a result of Cord's absence, Jaylon Henderson will serve as Rypien's backup in Reno.
Oct 13 - 10:15 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists Boise State redshirt sophomore as the top-rated prospect on the Broncos' for the 2019 draft.

Cleveland (6'6/303) gets a fourth-round grade, but Pauline notes that he has a chance to be a top 75 pick -- if he were to enter the draft, anyway. He's done an excellent job of protecting Brett Rypien's blindside, and scouts have apparently taken notice. "The redshirt sophomore is fundamentally sound and does a terrific job in pass protection," writes Pauline. "Cleveland must get stronger and improve his run blocking but has upside."
Oct 10 - 3:02 PM

Boise State junior S DeAndre Pierce will miss the rest of the season with a spleen injury.

Ouch. Pierce (5'11/175) suffered the injury against Wyoming on September 29th and it will be a big hit to the Broncos defense. Before sitting out last week, Pierce was Boise State's leading tackler (23) and coach Bryan Harsin called him a leader of the team. To make matters worse, Boise State will also be without redshirt senior DT David Moa (calf) for the rest of the season.
Source: Idaho Press
Oct 8 - 5:04 PM

Boise State redshirt senior DT David Moa (calf) will miss the rest of the season.

There is some hope that Moa (6'3/271) will return for a bowl game, but Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said his season is likely over. If that's the case then Moa will end his redshirt senior season with just two tackles after missing four-of-five games for the Broncos. Moa will finish his college career with 16 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks, but he will need to show he is healthy if he is to be drafted next Spring. Boise State will also be without starting safety DeAndre Pierce, who will miss the rest of the season with a spleen injury.
Oct 8 - 4:54 PM

Boise State senior QB Brett Rypien completed 21-of-41 passes for 185 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 19-13 loss to San Diego State.

Rypien had thrown for at least 300 yards with multiple touchdowns in every game this season entering the weekend, working to a spotless 12/0 TD/INT ratio. The touchdown and yardage streaks came to end on Saturday, ditto his interception-free line. We'll toss him a mulligan on this one given his immaculate prior work. Doff of the cap to SDSU for a fine defensive effort. Rypien figures to be able to bounce back against Nevada next weekend.
Oct 6 - 7:36 PM

Boise State junior RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's 19-13 loss to San Diego State.

Mattison (5'11/211) notched a pair of one-yard scores in the defeat, but this was an underwhelming showing on the whole. That goes for both player and team. The Broncos finished the game with just 229 yards of total offense. This is not an outlier performance from the junior back, either, as it was just his second game of the campaign over 60 yards rushing. Mattison should be able to find a few more open lanes against Nevada next weekend. Fingers crossed, anyway.
Oct 6 - 7:30 PM

Boise State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 RB George Holani.

Holani (6'0/195) cited a strong budding relationship with both Broncos HC Bryan Harsin and RB coach Lee Marks as one impetus to thrown in with the boys on the blue turf. Of note, he actually has yet to visit the Boise Valley. When recruits make pledges sight unseen, those tend to be somewhat more tenuous, but should BSU hold onto Holani in the face of competition from the likes of Utah and Oregon -- both of whom have offered -- they'll have a good one on their hands. 247Sports' Greg Biggins writes that Holani is a "powerful kid with a better burst and more top end speed then given credit for and some under-rated wiggle as well." The analyst also loves the toughness he's seen out of the Bellflower, California, native, and believes he has the talent to compete for early playing time in what's going to be an intriguing, young running backs room should Alexander Mattison declare for the draft this winter.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 2 - 5:43 PM

Boise State senior WR A.J. Richardson brought in six receptions for 113 yards and a score in a 34-14 win over Wyoming on Saturday.

Richardson (6'0/212) has now gone over 100 yards in two of his four games, and it's the third straight games that the senior wideout has picked up a touchdown. This week's score was a 21-yard strike from Brett Rypien that gave the Broncos a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Look for Richardson to get plenty more targets next Saturday in a huge game against San Diego State.
Sep 29 - 10:48 PM

Boise State senior QB Brett Rypien completed 28-of-42 passes for 342 yards with two touchdowns in a 34-14 thrashing of Wyoming on Saturday.

It wasn't Rypien's fault that the Broncos were crushed by Oklahoma State in their previous game, and he was a key factor for the blowout win on Saturday. There were fits of inaccuracy, but for the most part, the veteran signal-caller was on time with the football, and able to get the ball down the field when necessary. He's now up to 12 touchdowns on the year without an interception, and he'll look to keep that up next Saturday when Boise State takes on San Diego State.
Sep 29 - 10:42 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin indicated that sophomore WR Octavius Evans (undisclosed) will be a full participant against Wyoming on Saturday.

Evans played only one series in his season debut against Oklahoma State last week. Harsin said "it will be different" this week against Wyoming. Evans was BSU's projected WR1 in the preseason. It'll be interesting to see how quickly he ingratiates back into the team's plans.
Sep 26 - 11:38 AM

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