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Boise State senior WR Thomas Sperbeck caught six passes for 104 yards in Saturday's 38-24 win over Oregon State.

Sperbeck has been as consistent as they come in September. He has not logged fewer than six receptions in a contest and has notched 100 yards receiving in each of Boise State's three games. A home date with Utah State shows next on the Bronco schedule.
Sep 24 - 8:05 PM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in Saturday's 38-24 win over Oregon State.

McNichols opened the game's scoring with his five-yard touchdown run just minutes into the game. He would notch a six-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter. These were just warm-ups for the 5-foot-9, 205-pounder's 70-yard bolt of a score with 2:46 remaining before the half. For the game as a whole, McNichols averaged 7.4 YPC. The 208 yards on the ground were a career-high for the Boise State star.
Sep 24 - 7:56 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin said that he expects redshirt junior TE Jake Roh (leg) to play against Oregon State on Saturday.

Roh has yet to play in a game this season due to a left leg injury he suffered near the end of August camp. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound redshirt junior is looking to build off a 2015 season in which he registered a 33-357-1 receiving line. Fantasy owners who are desperate at tight end could do worse than giving Roh a shot off the waiver wire.
Sep 20 - 3:01 PM

Boise State senior WR Thomas Sperbeck caught six passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Louisiana Lafayette.

Sperbeck's touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Brett Rypien near the end of the first half. For the contest as a whole, the 6-foot, 175-pound senior averaged a sweet 21.7 yards per reception, with a long catch of 43 yards. More of the same figures to follow next weekend when the Broncos do battle with Washington State in what should be a monstrously fun game.
Sep 3 - 4:36 PM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols managed just 48 yards rushing in Saturday's win over Louisiana Lafayette, but scored three touchdowns nonetheless.

McNichols averaged 5.3 YPC on his nine rushes. While he wasn't piling up the yardage on the ground, the 5-foot-9, 205-pounder made up for that quietude by catching three passes for 98 yards, including one touchdown. His other two scores came as a rusher. Like Christian McCaffrey, a huge part of McNichols' fantasy value comes in his ability to contribute as a receiver .
Sep 3 - 4:23 PM

Boise State sophomore QB Brett Rypien completed 22-of-33 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 45-10 romp over UL-Lafayette.

Coming off an eye-opening true freshman campaign, Rypien came out of the gates firing. His 2016 was efficient, explosive and downright terrifying to future Mountain West opponents. The Ragin Cajuns, who we expect to make a bowl game, are no push-overs. But don't tell that to Rypien, who should easily exceed his 2015 total of 3,353 passing yards assuming health.
Sep 3 - 4:22 PM

Boise State president Bob Kustra said that the Big 12 is no longer considering the Broncos for expansion.

Expect reports like this to roll in periodically over the next few weeks as the Big 12 narrows its expansion field down to either four or two schools. In a statement, Kustra explained that "the conversations didn’t get far enough to spark a deep analysis on what the partnership could have meant to either Boise State or the Big 12." He wished the conference luck in its expansion quest. ESPN's Brett McMurphy and Jake Trotter are reporting that Air Force, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Temple, Tulane, UCF, UConn and USF are all still in the running, here.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 2:11 PM

Boise State redshirt sophomore S Dylan Sumner-Gardner has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.

Per Boise State's release, Sumner-Gardner is being hit with the hefty suspension "as a result of failing to meet NCAA football academic eligibility requirements." His first few seasons with the Broncos have been a bit rocky. After taking a redshirt in 2014, the 6-foot-1, 204-pounder suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 a year ago. One month later, he was arrested and hit with a misdemeanor drug charge. And now, the books are catching up with him. Said HC Bryan Harsin, "You've got to take care of business." Cameron Hartsfield will start in Sumner-Gardner's place while he is out on suspension.
Aug 30 - 2:23 PM

Boise State redshirt junior TE Jake Roh missed Saturday's practice due to a left leg injury.

Roh was spotted sporting a large brace on his left leg on Saturday. There is no word as of yet regarding the exact nature of the 6-foot-2, 209-pounder's injury or how it was sustained. Playing in a loaded Broncos offense, a healthy Roh holds sleeper value in deeper formats. Last season, he caught 33 passes for 357 yards and a touchdown.
Aug 27 - 3:43 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin would not commit to redshirt sophomore S Dylan Sumner-Gardner or redshirt senior S Chanceller James starting the season-opener against Louisiana.

Sumner-Gardner was held out of the Poinsettia Bowl due to an undisclosed violation of team rules back in December while James did not participate in the spring game for reasons unknown. Both young men are likely starters for the 2016 season, assuming they can extricate themselves from Harsin's doghouse. Harsin wouldn't show his hand at Mountain West media days, though. "It’s where it is right now, just with our team," he said. "I’ll kind of leave it at that." He did eventually soften off of that vague stance, at least offering that "[w]hat those guys need to do and you go back to the education part of things, they are doing it." Should their punishments stretch into August and threaten the September 3 opener against Louisiana, redshirt junior S Cameron Hartsfield and redshirt freshman S Evan Tyler would figure to see additional reps and opportunities.
Jul 31 - 1:24 PM

Speaking at Mountain West Media Days, Boise State HC Bryan Harsin indicated that he does not put stock in the high preseason predictions for the Broncos.

"Hopefully we’re undefeated," Harsin said. "I hope everything you guys [in the media] say happens. But it doesn’t mean anything right now because we haven’t done anything." In the Mountain West media's preseason poll, Boise State was predicted to win the Mountain Division by 27 of 29 writers. Air Force siphoned off the two remaining first-place ballots, with San Diego State earning all 29 first-place votes to win the West Division. The Broncos showed flashes of beauty last season, but fell victim to several puzzling losses on their way to a 9-4 finish. The team is not dancing around the disappointment, with senior LB Ben Weaver saying, "The chip on our shoulder has increased tremendously, especially losing two games at home. It wasn’t our standard last year, and we all know that."
Jul 30 - 6:19 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo called Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols the "nation’s top run/pass threat out of the backfield behind Christian McCaffrey."

McNichols finished the 2015 campaign with 1,337 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns plus a stellar 51-460-6 line as a receiver. PFF gave him the second-best receiving grade and seventh-best overall grade in the country last year. He also ranked fourth with 52.5 percent of his yards coming on 15-plus yard scampers. McNichols placed No. 83 in Pro Football Focus' college football player rankings.
Jul 8 - 6:42 PM

Boise State sophomore QB Brett Rypien "overcame some spotty ball skills from his pass-catchers" to "thrive" as a freshman, writes Pro Football Focus' Jeff Dooley.

Rypien posted PFF's No. 14th passing grade among returning quarterbacks during the 2015 campaign. He was especially good under duress, with an adjusted completion percentage on pressure dropbacks that ranked No. 5 among returners. As for his receivers, Rypien suffered from the eighth-highest drop rate in the nation.
Jun 17 - 7:25 PM

Three-star 2017 QB Chase Cord committed to Boise State.

Cord indicated earlier this month that he was hoping to make a commitment before he began his senior season at Sunrise Mountain High in Peoria, Arizona. Done and done. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder took to Twitter on Memorial Day to announce his decision. "I felt like a major priority when I visited," he said. "I loved the coaches, the academics, how they’ve been able to get the most out of their quarterbacks." Colorado, Utah and San Diego State were all in the mix for Cord's commitment prior to his weekend decision. Rivals tags him as their No. 25 pro-style quarterback in the upcoming class.
May 31 - 12:45 PM

Three-star 2017 QB Chase Cord is looking to make a commitment decision before the start of his senior season.

Cord hails from Peoria, Arizona, and his top schools exude a decidedly Western flare. "Favorites are Colorado, Boise State, Utah and SDSU. Utah is a big offer we’re definitely going to look into," Cord said. "They have been down a couple times and I've built a relationship with them over the past couple weeks." The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 25 pro-style quarterback prospect for 2017.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 4:42 PM


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