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Boise State senior WR A.J. Richardson caught six passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 44-21 loss to Oklahoma State.

Richardson (6'0/212) didn't shred the scoresheet, but he did have the highlight of the game. With just under 9:30 remaining in the third quarter, Brett Rypien dropped back and launched deep looking for the season, who was streaking down the left sideline. The pass was beginning to tail out of bounds at throw's end when Richardson cooly reached up to snag it with one mitt, keeping his feet in bounds -- he was just inches from going out -- and maintaining his balance to race into the end zone for what finished statistically as a 34-yard touchdown grab. Richardson now hits the bye week the owner of a 12-200-2 receiving line. BSU has as balanced and deep a receiving corp, of which Richardson is just one working cog.
Sep 15 - 7:45 PM

Boise State senior QB Brett Rypien completed 39-of-56 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 44-21 loss to Oklahoma State.

While Rypien may have come away with the loss on Saturday, his was a game effort nonetheless. He opened the game's scoring with a 31-yard touchdown toss to John Hightower with barely 30 seconds gone off the first quarter clock, then followed that up with scoring tosses to A.J. Richardson -- who made a beautiful one-handed catch to scoot into the end zone from 34 yards out -- and Chase Blakley in the third quarter. Blakley's five-yard touchdown in the closing minutes of the stanza represented the final points BSU would score in the game. Tough loss aside, Rypien has been a statistical star this season, having now thrown for 1,047 yards with a 10/0 TD/INT ratio in just three games. The Broncos will be off on bye next weekend before they head to Laramie to take on Wyoming in Week 5.
Sep 15 - 7:37 PM

Boise State sophomore WR Octavius Evans (undisclosed) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against Oklahoma State.

Broncos HC Bryan Harsin said early in the week that he was hopeful that Evans would be able to play in Saturday's potentially season-defining game versus the Cowboys. He's yet to play this season, but so far, so good on Saturday. We'll keep tabs on this one and pass along if Evans ends up a late scratch.
Sep 15 - 3:08 PM

Boise State junior LB Tyson Maeva (undisclosed) is expected back for the Oklahoma State game on Saturday.

"[Anticipate] Tyson will be ready to go," Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. Maeva, an All-Mountain West Honorable Mention pick last year, did not play against UConn.
Sep 12 - 1:04 PM

Boise State redshirt senior DL David Moa (undisclosed) is expected to be able to play in Saturday's big showdown with Oklahoma State.

Moa (6'3/271) has yet to play this season, though it seems like the team has merely been taking a cautious approach to his recovery. They did not need him in blowouts of Troy and UConn to open the season. Oklahoma State figures to be a steeper challenge. This past season, Moa posted 21 tackles and a sack.
Sep 11 - 5:28 PM

Boise State HC Brian Harsin believes there's a good chance Octavius Evans (undisclosed) could play against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

This would be most welcome news for the Broncos, as they have arguably their biggest game of the season coming up against the Cowboys. Evans was a game-time decision for Saturday's game against UConn, but ultimately didn't play. If he can't go, Sean Modster will likely be the go-to target -- and might be even if Evans is back -- but adding another talented option like Evans would be a big development for the New Year's Eve bowl game hopefuls.
Sep 10 - 6:33 PM

Boise State senior WR A.J. Richardson posted three catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 62-7 beating of Connecticut.

This was Richardson's second-career time hitting the century mark in yardage. He hung 123 receiving yards on Air Force last season on Nov. 18. Richardson was mostly quiet in the opening win at Troy, but he and John Hightower gave the Broncos a pair of 100-yard receivers in this blowout victory while Sean Modster also had a strong game. The trio will all be needed to continue jelling nicely with QB Brett Rypien heading into next week's road trip to Oklahoma State, by far the biggest test to date.
Sep 9 - 2:39 AM

Boise State junior WR John Hightower registered 119 yards and a touchdown on five receptions and he added a 55-yard scoring run in Saturday's 62-7 rout of UConn.

Hightower had a total of just two touches in the opening game road win at Troy, but he was all over the Smurf Turf in the home opener. The JUCO transfer from Hinds Community College in Mississippi could be a huge part of the offense going forward after he showed what he can do in extended action. He could be following in the footsteps of former JUCO transfer Cedrick Wilson, a Boise State receiver selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Sep 9 - 2:30 AM

Boise State freshman RB Andrew Van Buren rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in Saturday's 62-7 victory against UConn.

Van Buren touched the ball just once last week at Troy, but he was given a long look in this one with the game well out of hand for a good chunk of the evening. He handled himself well in his first extended college football action. Should anything happen to Alexander Mattison it appears Van Buren is more than capable of carrying the load thanks to his solid vision and good speed. He is likely to take a backseat to Mattison next week at Oklahoma State.
Sep 9 - 2:16 AM

Boise State junior RB Alexander Mattison carried 11 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 62-7 victory against UConn.

Mattison has fired out of the chute with 6.8 yards per carry through his first two games, racking up 171 yards and three scores on 25 totes. He and freshman Andrew Van Buren were a nice one-two punch in this blowout win. It will be all hands on deck next week as Boise State faces its biggest test of the season in a road trip against Oklahoma State. It could be clear sailing for the Broncos if they can get by the Pokes.
Sep 9 - 2:10 AM

Boise State senior QB Brett Rypien completed 21-of-28 passes for 362 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 62-7 blowout win over UConn.

Rypien had his second straight outstanding performance to kick off the 2018 campaign, and he now has a pair of 300-yard passing games with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. The game was well out of hand in the second half, so he turned it over to Chase Cord to finish things up. Rypien and the Broncos will face a much bigger test next week when they travel to Oklahoma State to tangle with the Cowboys.
Sep 9 - 2:07 AM

Boise State sophomore WR Octavius Evans (undisclosed) will be a game time decision on Saturday against UCONN.

Evans (6'1/199) did not play in the season opener last week, and we won't find out if he will this week until he goes out to test himself in pregame warmups. It's still strange that his injury remains undisclosed, but it looks like he's healing up at this point. If he's ready to go tomorrow, Evans will be a starting receiver in an offense that just put up 56 points on the road last week. The Broncos were led by Sean Modster's 7-167-2 receiving line.
Source: Idaho Press
Sep 7 - 2:46 PM

Boise State junior RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Saturday's 56-20 win over Troy.

Just a bit of a ho-hum showing for Mattison, who did at least manage a seven-yard touchdown run versus the Trojans. While the 6-foot, 200-pound junior has lacked for consistency at times over the past two years, he remains the clear bellcow for the Broncos. No other back received more than three carries in this opener.
Sep 1 - 11:36 PM

Boise State redshirt senior WR Sean Modster caught even passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 56-20 win over Troy.

There's been much talk this offseason about just who in the Broncos' receiving corps would reap the benefit of Cedrick Wilson's departure. A.J. Richardson and Octavius Evans have been the two names most heavily batted around, but when it came time to actually lace up cleats and strap on pads, it was the 5-foot-11, 189-pound Modster who emerged to star. At least for one game. In terms of his scoring action on Saturday, Brett Rypien hit the redshirt senior wideout up for a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 54-yard score in the second quarter. While this was a stellar performance (obviously), we still view this receiving corps as one which could see a number of different rotation iterations. Modster's most productive year in college to date came when he posted a modest 32-335-3 receiving line last fall.
Sep 1 - 11:31 PM

Boise State senior QB Brett Rypien completed 20-of-28 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 56-20 win over Troy.

Fine work by Rypien, here. The senior signal-caller fired off all four of his touchdown passes in the first half as the Broncos roared out to a 35-7 halftime lead. They cruised comfortably in the second half to polish off a nice opening victory. With Rypien now having reached his final year of eligibility, BSU has one last shot at big national things before they'll have to retool without the signal-caller.
Sep 1 - 11:24 PM


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