BOISE, Idaho Dallas Dobbs, a linebacker on the Boise State University football team, helped the Bronco defense shut out Utah State University this past Saturday (Nov. 10), 52-0, and was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

                A junior from Las Vegas, Nev. (Chaparral HS), Dobbs made four tackles, including two unassisted, as the Broncos posted their first road shutout in 31 years.  Dobbs also made one tackle behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of three yards and intercepted an Aggie pass in the fourth quarter returning it 29 yards to help set up a Boise State touchdown.

                Dobbs’ status for the game at Utah State was questionable earlier in the week after he suffered an ankle injury in the previous game against San Jose State on Nov. 3. 

                The honor marks the sixth time this season a Boise State player has won the award.  Running back Ian Johnson and place kicker Kyle Brotzman have won the award twice, with Rashaun Scott winning the other award.

                The nationally ranked Broncos (No. 18 in the Bowl Championship Series standings, No. 15 in the USA Today and Harris polls and No. 17 in the Associated Press poll) are back in action this Saturday (Nov. 17) in its final regular season home game.  Kickoff against the University of Idaho is scheduled for 12:07 p.m. (MT) at Bronco Stadium.

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