No. 6 Boise State Wins Governors Cup With Dominating 63-25 Win Over Idaho

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Kellen Moore threw four touchdown passes to Austin Pettis and tied a career high with five overall, as the No. 6 Broncos overwhelmed Idaho 63-25 on Saturday.

Titus Young had a 100-yard kickoff return that was actually longer and Kyle Wilson returned an interception 71 yards for another score for the big-play Broncos (10-0, 5-0 WAC), who beat their rivals for the 11th consecutive time.

Moore, the nation's passing efficiency leader with 32 touchdowns and just three interceptions, passed Steve Young for 19th place on the Western Athletic Conference's list for career touchdown passes. His 57th in two seasons was to Pettis early in the fourth quarter.

The go-go Broncos used a halfback pass, an interception return, a kickoff return and funky formations all for scores.

The Broncos came in averaging 59.4 points per home game against Idaho in five games this decade. The last three times the Broncos have played the Vandals in Boise, they've won 58-14, 70-35, 65-7 - and now Saturday's runaway.

Boise State has the nation's best home winning percentage this decade at .968 (61-2).

Idaho committed seven turnovers, six by fill-in quarterback Brian Reader. He threw five interceptions while starting for the second consecutive game for Nathan Enderle, who is second only to Moore and 10th nationally in passing efficiency.

Reader, who finished 17 for 27 for 305 yards and a touchdown, lost a fumble on his third play, setting up Pettis' leaping touchdown catch over Kenneth Patten. Reader threw an interception on his second pass, which Boise State converted into a 25-yard touchdown from Moore to Young, behind a block by Pettis.

Pettis reached high for an 8-yard touchdown catch that made it 21-7 after one quarter. Moore was 9 for 10 for 101 yards and three touchdowns in the period.

Moore was 15 for 20 for 199 yards in the half, and Boise State had its most points in a half since Aug. 30, 2007, against Weber State.