No. 3 Broncos Dominate at San Jose State For 48-0 Victory
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Titus Young ran for one score and caught a pass for another touchdown to help Boise State post a lopsided win on the eve of the release of the first Bowl Championship Series standings, beating San Jose State 48-0 on Saturday night.
Kellen Moore completed 14 of 16 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns before putting on a baseball cap and headset to signal plays in the second half of the latest blowout for the Broncos (6-0, 2-0 WAC).
Doug Martin also ran for 68 yards and two scores and Young had 105 yards receiving to help Boise State extend the longest active winning streak in major college football to 20 games.
San Jose State (1-6, 0-2) lost its 18th straight game to a ranked opponent, including five already this season. The Spartans have been outscored 204-33 in those contests against Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Nevada and now Boise State.
Boise State is in the midst of a much easier run on its schedule. After beating Virginia Tech and Oregon State early in the season, the Broncos have only one game remaining against a ranked team, coming at No. 19 Nevada on Nov. 26.
That strength of that schedule will be a major topic when it comes to the BCS standings. Boise State was projected to be in the top spot last week and could be there again when the standings make their debut Sunday. The Broncos have never been higher than fourth in the BCS standings, placing at that spot in last year's initial list. They fell to sixth by the end of the regular season, despite remaining undefeated.
The Spartans have played as tough a schedule as anyone, opening the season against then-No. 1 Alabama and following that with a visit to a Wisconsin team that upset No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday.
This might have been the biggest mismatch of all those games. The 41-0 halftime deficit was the biggest San Jose State had faced all year and Boise State reached 500 yards of offense before the Spartans got to 100. San Jose State was outgained 537-80 on the night, the fewest yards in a game for the Spartans since also getting 80 in 1971 against Stanford.
The only thing that kept this game from being even more lopsided was coach Chris Petersen's decision to go with reserves for most of the second half.
Boise State scored touchdowns on its first three drives and averaged more yards per play in the first quarter (10.6) than San Jose State gained in the entire period (8). The Spartans' only first down of the quarter came on a pass interference penalty.
The Broncos, meanwhile, moved the ball with ease, gaining at least 4 yards on all but one play in the quarter. Boise State converted on short drives, as Doug Martin scored on a 6-yard run for the first TD three plays after a fair catch interference call gave the Broncos the ball at the Spartans 36.
They also scored on long drives, with Moore connecting with Tommy Gallarda on a 17-yard pass to cap an 84-yard drive that made it 14-0.
Boise State also got touchdowns on a 17-yard end around by Young, a 43-yard deep strike from Moore to Young, a 43-yard interception return by Aaron Tevis and a 2-yard run from Jeremy Avery in the final minute of the half to make it 41-0.
The six first-half touchdowns for Boise State were as many as San Jose State had scored all season.
Moore broke Bart Hendricks' school record for completions (650) by reaching 663 and moved within two TD passes of tying Ryan Dinwiddie's school mark of 82.
Even on the rare drives when the Spartans managed to move the ball, they still couldn't score. Jordan La Secla completed three passes for 37 yards early in the second quarter to move the ball to the Boise State 21. The Spartans stalled there and Harrison Waid missed a 36-yard field goal.
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