Young suspended indefinitely; Yriarte out; New Mexico State exudes confidence

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Boise State sophomore wide receiver Titus Young’s suspension has been changed to indefinite, football coach Chris Petersen said Monday.

Young originally was suspended for “at least” three games, through Friday night’s game at San Jose State. He was suspended for violating team rules.

Young is not practicing with the team. He hasn’t violated any rules since his original suspension, Petersen said.

“It’s just that we need time apart,” Petersen said.

Petersen gave no indication of when he would reconsider Young’s status.

“We’ll look at it down the road,” he said. “That’s the best I can do for you guys.”

Young had 10 catches for 168 yards and one touchdown and five carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns this season. He also was suspended for the game against Bowling Green, so he has only played in three of seven games.

The Broncos have not hit a deep ball to a wide receiver in the past three games without the speedy Young.

“To throw deep balls, you have to be able to pass protect for quite a while,” Petersen said. “We’ve got to be better there. Some of it is coverage issues. Some of it is the defense not allowing us to do those types of things.”

Petersen's press conference audio is available here.

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Freshman left guard Cory Yriarte sustained a knee injury Friday and will miss a couple games, Petersen said.

He didn’t know yet who would replace Yriarte, but one possibility is that Jon Gott will move from right guard to left guard, right tackle Kevin Sapien will move to right guard and either Matt Slater or Nate Potter will step in at right tackle.

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Senior defensive tackle Steven Reveles will have surgery on his broken arm and likely will miss the rest of the season, Petersen said.

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New Mexico State offensive lineman Polo Gutierrez added a little spice to Saturday’s game in Las Cruces with these comments during Monday’s teleconference with the media (click the links for audio):

-- On the No. 11 Broncos: “They’re not unbeatable. I said the exact same thing two years ago and we gave them a game. We showed them that we’re not scared and we’re not going to back down.”

-- On Boise State’s 40-28 win in 2006 in Las Cruces: “We had some really bad calls by the officials that we couldn’t deal with.”

-- On freshman center Michael Grady: “I think he’s going to have a blowout game against Boise. … He blocked (Nebraska). He blocked the best of the best. … If he can block them, I’m pretty sure he can block anybody in the nation, especially anybody in the WAC.”

-- On star wideout Chris Williams: “Boise’s DB’s, even though they think they’re good, I’m pretty sure he’s going to prove to them exactly why he’s an All-American.”

Other Aggies were more subdued, but also exuded confidence that they can bounce back from back-to-back losses to San Jose State and Idaho.

“We’re in a bit of shock right now,” Williams said. “We kind of thought we were going to go up there and get that win (at Idaho). … Our pride is a little hurt. Now we’re going to go show people we’re a much better team, we can play a lot better than that.”

New Mexico State has a mess of injuries on offense, particularly at receiver and on the line. Coach Hal Mumme doesn’t expect running back Marquell Colston (4.8 yards per carry), receiver Marcus Anderson (seven TD catches), receiver Wes Neiman (27 catches), running back Brandon Perez, offensive lineman Kyle Smith, offensive lineman Joel Buschmann or offensive lineman Richie Bolin to play this week.

Five of those injured guys were starters for the Aggies’ 48-45 defeat of Nevada on Oct. 11

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The WAC players of the week were Hawaii quarterback Greg Alexander (17-of-22 for 205 yards and two TDs in relief), Idaho defensive end Josh Shaw (10 tackles, two sacks, forced fumble) and Fresno State kicker Kevin Goessling (58-yard game-winning field goal).

Ouch

No deep passes anymore. I loved that when a ball would go up there was a guy deep down the field that was there to catch it. Moore doeasn't seem to have that arm strength ut man can that boy move the ball with his short strikes. Bronco's not seeming to miss the loong ball.

Childs!

Was there against SJSU but moore missed him! I think teams will p/u on the fact taht BSU hasn't gone deep in awhile and start to creep up leaving themselves open! Mark my words we'll see more deep passes coming up with these teams coming up.

Moore

Moore needs to throw those passes, b/c everytime someone else does it's way off. The one to VP against Oregon was awesome!! Let's see moore of that.

coach

if you caught him smokin alittle weed, he was tryin to become a cowboy

Capital C Cowboy!

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anyone know?

Does anyone know what he did?

Looks like he was disorderly at the lodge, Grand Puba tossed him

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He had

some issues with his gf where he was fighting with her...nothing violent, but was asked not to be at her house, and went there anyways. Thats the icing on the cake though. He doesnt condition like he should and skips classes. I hate saying that cus in the end hes suspended anyways. I just didnt want lies creeping in that he failed a drug test.

Other stuff

Looks like he's got an underage drinking charge pending from September 15th. He'll be sentenced on November 19th. Oops.

Old news

Hardcase that happened before the suspension.

Another Wide Receiver

I heard that another troubled receiver that was dismissed last year, Aiona Key now plays for Utah...CC can you confirm this?

Key

He does play for Utah. He has only played in four games this season. He has one catch and two blocked punts, one of which he returned for a TD.

Thank you Polo Gutierrez!!!

The Broncos probably would have won anyway, but perhaps now you have given them the motivation to finally destroy a team this year :) Did a member of the BAA pay you to say those things? Bronco fans everywhere owe you a debt of gratitude!

Polo

He should've kept his mouth shut to the media. I think it's ok for him to think that way or else why play the game if you're not playing to win, just don't give the other team bulletin board material. Hopefully we'll have a new coach next year as Hal Mumme is not getting it done here. But then again no one has since the 60's. Enjoy what you have BSU fans! Anyhow good luck to BSU this weekend, to anyone traveling to Las Cruces have a safe trip and enjoy the beautiful warm weather.

Wish nothing but the best for NMSU...

and recognize that even if they struggle in football, Aggie basketball (both teams) bring the WAC a lot of credibility in round ball. I think you should respect an opponent, especially one who has owned you. If any of our basketball players made a similar comment towards your team I'd think they were idiotic... Why poke the bear? It's hard enough to win against a superior team without providing so much extra motivation. Good luck to NMSU and may there be no injuries, but ya, someone should reign in ol' Polo a little... I think I'd bar him from an future speaking engagements!

Hal and the Boys

Just like a Hal Mumme run team to run there mouths off just like their coach. Horrible Coach, Horrible Team = BIG LOSS. Come on you cannot beat Idaho. What makes them think they can beat Boise State. I know we have had some troubles on the road but most teams do, we still come out with the win and I don't see anything different with this road trip.

credit for locker room material

goes to Gutierrez. He's the guy making all the bold remarks.

Congrats Coach

Congrats to coach Pete for sticking to his guns about intolerable behavior on the team. Most big programs would find a way to keep a play maker like Young but I’m glad we have a coach who plays by the book. If Young wants to pursue an NFL career with the Cowboys, he is well on his way!

Sorry about a post

I made a comment about , "See Young Drink etc." on another psot and I apologize but he does need to grow up His absence may hurt the team. Hope not.

Funny....

some NMST player no one has ever heard flying off at the pie hole, good job their genius when you get your arse handed to you Saturday night make sure you come out and say the same stuff about your next opponent. A team that is 3-4 and just lost to the worst team in the conference shouldn't be running off at the mouth.

Is there an inexpensive topical cream for exuding?

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SEE

If this had been an actual troll post below!

I didn't know I had a PRESS AGENT!

And CHEAP!

The best kind...FREE

Is there a 15 yard penalty for that?

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If this had been an actual troll post

it would have been worthy of the name calling, screaming whining complaining boo hooing, sucking your thumb, crying to mommy cause we lost to a non BCS team that was actually better than us and we aren't able to cope with it.

I guess we would have to get shingles and a heart attack too.

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