Name the Score contest, more on Blount-Hout, ban some fans and cheap H-Bowl tickets

So much has been written and so much has been said about the incident that took place after Boise State’s 19-8 victory against Oregon that I’m sure fans are tired of hearing about it.

For those out of the country or without television service for the last week, Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount punched Boise State defensive end Byron Hout in the face after the game. Hout had, seconds earlier, tapped Blount on the shoulder pad to get his attention and said something to the Oregon player.

Blount has been suspended for the entire season, though he has not been kicked off the team. Hout is being disciplined internally, Boise State coach Chris Petersen said.

I, too, would love to close the ugly chapter. But there are a few more points to be made, so bear with me:

Teammates try to cheer up Hout

One of the great things about being on a team (any kind of team really) is that you can be sure your teammates are going to give it to you worse that anyone else.

Boise State is no different. Hout, having been sucker punched on national television, got no mercy from his teammates. Just good-natured ribbing.

“After the game, the day after, we kind of gave him a little bit. The whole world gave him a little bit because it was on every channel,” linebacker Derrell Acrey said.

“He’s good though. He popped right back up. No bruising, no nothing. We’ll have to bring him out to UFC fights after this.

“We make him feel good about it. We know how he’s feeling right now. The whole world’s watching. I wouldn’t know what I would do if I was in his predicament right now, but I can only be there to help.”

Hout, a 6-foot, 241-pound sophomore from Couer d’Alene, has not been allowed to speak to the media since the game, so we don’t know how he is doing. But coaches and teammates say that he is dealing with the situation.

“When you’re involved in an incident like that, you’re going to feel sad about it,” senior cornerback Kyle Wilson said. “I think he’ll be fine. Slowly, it will die down and things will be back to normal around here.”

That is the hope for Petersen as well, who has been criticized in the media for not giving a harsher punishment to Hout. He said he hoped Hout would be able to be himself after the incident.

“Byron’s a really good kid and a really positive kid. I hope he’s out there having fun. There’s no question this is going to leave a mark on him,” Petersen said. “It’s going to take some time for him to get back to the old Byron Hout.”

The old Byron Hout was a high-energy sparkplug for the Broncos. Acrey, for one, is trying to get that Byron Hout back as soon as possible.

“We’re going to try to get it out this week,” Acrey said. “I’m going to try a little bit because when he’s energetic, that’s when he plays his best. I need that from him (on) day one, right now.”

What Hout said

• A blog post at OregonLive.com is spreading rumors about what Hout said. (I won’t link because I think the post is extremely irresponsible.) This is part of the problem with Boise State not disclosing what Hout said — it leaves the door open for people to speculate wildly.

UPDATE: OregonLive.com has taken down the blog post.

In my reporting, I have not been able to determine exactly what Hout said, but I have heard enough to determine it is not what that blog post is speculating.

WAC commissioner Karl Benson, who knows what Hout said, determined that the comments weren’t so offensive as to warrant further action by the league. To me, that rules out both of the “rumors” in that blog.

My reporting, combined with some amateur lip reading, leads me to believe that Hout said something about a “(butt)-whuppin’,” echoing earlier comments made by Blount.

What about the fans?

This video seems to confirm what Blount said about a chair-wielding fan and another fan hitting him.

If I were Boise State, I would ban “Mr. Revenge,” as he is dubbed in this video from Bronco Stadium forever. He charged to the field level, cursed at Blount and then, by the looks of this video, hit the Oregon player. Ban him, now.


I’d love to hear from “Mr. Revenge” or “The Chair Guy.”

Cheap H-Bowl tickets

The Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl announced Thursday that is allowing fans to purchase an extra ticket to the Dec. 30 game for $5. The deal runs through Oct. 9.

Fans who purchase two to four tickets at regular prices ($18 to $28) in the upper corners and end zone sections of Bronco Stadium are eligible for the deal.

You can purchase tickets at idahotickets.com or the Bronco Stadium ticket office.

The game will feature teams from the WAC and the Mountain West.

A couple stats that might only interest me

Boise State is 4-1 in its last five games against BCS conference teams with wins against Oregon State, Oklahoma and Oregon (twice). The only loss was to Washington, arguably the worst team of the bunch.

Boise State is 3-2 in its last five games against ranked opponents with victories against Oklahoma and Oregon (twice). The losses were to Hawaii and TCU.

Come on, students

Boise State students complained loudly about the ticket process for the Oregon game, when many were shut out of tickets for the most hyped home game in school history.

Well, now it looks as if the students won’t use all of their tickets for this week’s game against Miami (Ohio).

The game is on Saturday evening. Boise State is ranked in the top 12 in both national polls. And you have a free ticket to the game. Come on students, pick up a ticket and go.

Name the Score contest

OK, finally what everyone has been waiting for. The “Name the Score” contest is back. The winner gets a gift certificate to Domino’s. Thanks again to Treasure Valley-area Domino’s for their support.

Click here to listen to my audio prediction for Saturday night's game.

Here are the rules for the newcomers:

Miami (Ohio) visits Boise State on Saturday night, and here is your chance to predict the score and win a gift certificate from Domino's Pizza for one medium three-topping pizza.

Place your guesses in the comments down below and we will pick two winners.

Closest to the actual score of the game wins.

All entries must be received by 4 p.m. MDT on Saturday.

When you register to make comments at IdahoStatesman.com, you put in an e-mail address. I will contact the winner through that e-mail address.

If it comes down to tiebreakers, closest to Boise State's actual score, closest without going over and then first received will be the tie-breaking order.

Good luck.

You can follow Murph's Turf on Twitter.

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Miami 31, BSU 24

Miami 31, BSU 24

score

BS Univ 38
Miami 3

Washington 60, Idaho 0

Vandulls suck!!

Care to make a bet COTVandal?

Gee, what is your record now for guessing the "name the score" contest for a pizzaCOTV? You never pick the Broncos, but the Broncos always seem to win! Sure would like to have entered into a bet with you on every game since the inception of Murph's pizza contest

That pizza contest only started in 2008, before 9/11 right?

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I'm going to win the pizza

I'm going to win the pizza one of these days....and its gonna be delicious.

I can make one with what I have and $1 store frozen goods.

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"blah, blah, blah", notvandull

one of these days my team will be a REAL team...one of these days...one of these days...still waiting...waiting... ... ...

Boise State 52, Miami 14

Go Broncos!

Boise State 59 - Miami (OH) 10

The Redhawks put up 10 garbage points at the end.

Ban the fan

I agree with you Murph on banning the "Mr. Revenge" fan. Ther is no call--ever--to charge at or touch a player from an opposinng team in any kind of threatening manner. He should have a season-long suspension--just like Mr. Blount. The man with the chair--I don't know but it looks to me like he was holding the chair up in front of him in case Bount threw a punch at him.

Chalk me up too

That guy had NO business getting involved. The other fans in the video weren't helping matters but you'll find that in any stadium. Mr Revenge should be sought out and punished. As for the mysterious unidentified blog The Murph refers to, It doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out what it's implying. As I said in another post: cite a source and Jesse and Al will be hear in a heartbeat. Don't think they haven't looked into it. If they are not running with it, then that means there is no credible evidence that it was said.

Agree - ban the fan

this guy needs to be identified and banned from the stadium...for more than just this season. I didn't realize until this video he actually hit Blount, but you could clearly see what he said on every single replay this week. Made BSU fans look terrible. Whoever you are, your actions are nearly as bad as Blount.

It's likely that Mr. Revenge isn't even from here, was on a trip

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Ban him

Agreed, Revenge has to go.

GAME 2

should be cleaner game from both sides.
Don't know much about Miami O. so going with gut
BSU 49
UMO 13

Score

Boise State 44
Miami 17

And the winner is...

BSU- 63
Miami (OH)-3

42-7

BSU: 42
Miami "Of" Ohio: 7

BSU's second team defense gives up a TD late in the game.

Score

BSU- 31
Miami- 17

Broncos score a bunch

Boise State 52
Miami (Ohio) 7

Garbage

I'm sick of listening to Oregon fans and the national media admonish Boise State. They act like this is all Boise State's fault. Who threw the d@mn punch? Ok great, problem solved. They act like just because Blount got suspended that gives them an open pass to then try and place the blame for Blount's own actions on everything and anything but Blount. They blame it on Hout. They blame it on the replay operator. They blame it on the BSU fans. They want someone in Boise to hang for what Blount did. It's garbage, and that's all it is.

blount

Do me a favor. Walk down the street, pick any random dude, grab him by the shoulder and yell in his face and see what happens. Whay Hout said doesn't matter at all. It's the action. The only thing Blount is guilty of is knowing how to throw a punch. If he swings and misses, not near as much is said. What about the punch the Boise State player landed on the Oregon receiver during the game that he was never even flagged for? And if any one of you have ever been in any kind of fight, adrenaline tends to take over and common sense takes a while to prevail. In addition, no fan should yell directly at any player after any game, especially college, and you can clearly see fans yelling at Blount to f off. That is bush league regardless of what fans, what stadium, and whenever I hear it at games I have no problem telling people it is bush.

The entire situation was very unfortunate, but before anybody villainizes Blount or Oregon fans or anybody, take a good look in the mirror. I can tell Mr Hout or anybody reading this that if you come up to me, grab me by the shoulder and get in my face, odds are you're gonna get dropped. And if a bunch of your friends start yelling at me to f off and whatever else, I'm gonna probably drop someone else. It's called human nature.

blount

Do me a favor. Walk down the street, pick any random dude, grab him by the shoulder and yell in his face and see what happens. Whay Hout said doesn't matter at all. It's the action. The only thing Blount is guilty of is knowing how to throw a punch. If he swings and misses, not near as much is said. What about the punch the Boise State player landed on the Oregon receiver during the game that he was never even flagged for? And if any one of you have ever been in any kind of fight, adrenaline tends to take over and common sense takes a while to prevail. In addition, no fan should yell directly at any player after any game, especially college, and you can clearly see fans yelling at Blount to f off. That is bush league regardless of what fans, what stadium, and whenever I hear it at games I have no problem telling people it is bush.

The entire situation was very unfortunate, but before anybody villainizes Blount or Oregon fans or anybody, take a good look in the mirror. I can tell Mr Hout or anybody reading this that if you come up to me, grab me by the shoulder and get in my face, odds are you're gonna get dropped. And if a bunch of your friends start yelling at me to f off and whatever else, I'm gonna probably drop someone else. It's called human nature.

I Rest My Case, Thanks

Oh, and two things. If someone's walking down the street and grabs your shoulder and yells at you, you'll deck him in the face??? And THAT is human nature??? What's wrong with you man? Resorting to irrational, uncontrolled violence is not human nature. But it is the downfall of human kind.
That aside, there is a big difference between walking down the street and being a Division 1 athlete, on scholarship, on the field. Reactions should not be the same between the two.
That aside, don't take me wrong, Hout WAS wrong, and the fan that allegedly hit Blount should not be allowed back in the stadium. As far as the chair guy goes, it looked to me like he had brought one of those cushioned seats with him to the game and it looked like he was holding it as more of a shield than something that he was in a position to swing and use as a weapon, so hard to say there.

The ducks

suspended blount...does everyone realize this...I have heard it all over the place from other fans like it was Boise States doing...Oregon suspended Blount...bottom line...Those fans are horrible and it is too bad they are Broncos...they are 2 in 34,000...Again...furthermore remmember the Ducks were allowed by their coaching staff to talk smack for two months in all of the press about Boise state...BSU said nothing until the game...then in the end Hout called out Blount for what he said in SI...if it is OK to punch someone for talking smack there should have been a brawl before the game for what 3-4 Ducks said in the press.

In the end The U of O suspended Blount...their call their decision...Boise State didn't suspend him. If you have issues w/ the suspension call U of O...

And I'm with TripleT

63-3 sounds about right.

bsu 49 miami 7

That was easy

College Predictions

Boise State 50
Miami 0

Additional score:

Idaho 3
Washington 44

Washington breaks their 15 game losing streak against the loser Vandals. The Vandals are the best remedy for a losing streak.

Washington would be a worthy

Washington would be a worthy foe to lose to. They hung with LSU last week. Much better than the broncos could ever do. Not that we'll ever get to see that matchup or anything.

Prediction

BSU 45
Miami (OH) 10

Brotzman gets one field goal

Boise State 45 Miami 17

BSU win

Broncos 36
RedHawks 3

Miami misses the Extra Point on a late TD

Boise State 45, Miami 6

Why is there a Miami in Ohio?

BSU 49
Miami(OH) 10

Miami, Ohio

The bewildered folks in Miami, Ohio are constantly asking, "Why is there a Miami in Florida?"
(-;

BSU 38
MOH 10

There ISN'T a Miami in Ohio

The college is called Miami...it's in Oxford, Ohio.

Broncos 42
Redhawks 6

BSU 48-0

BSU 48
Miami 0

Nice...

You nailed it.

COTvandal

fortunately for you, we get to see your vandals play the broncos every year. No doubt the vandals will make a fine showing and you will have a long list of excuses as to why the vandals cannot compete.

Ha. No excuses. Maybe cause

Ha. No excuses. Maybe cause our team isn't as good as yours. How's that for an excuse? i don't ever remember saying we were better than you, I just always say that a lot of other teams ARE better than you. 25 come to mind.

Guess the score

BSU 38
Miami 10

And find Mr. Revenge and ban him for one season.

Broncos on top...duh!

BSU- 52
Miami of (or) Ohio- 3

Also...go Steelers!

Score

BSU - 57

Miami - 0

Taped?

"Hout had, seconds earlier, taped Blount on the shoulder pad to get his attention and said something to the Oregon player."

Hmm, isn't taping a player the trainer's job? Did you perhaps mean he tapped him?

"Miami (Ohio) visits Boise State on Thursday night,..."

So, Murph, they're coming two days early to enjoy the fall weather? The game is Saturday.

Note the color of the chair the fan is protecting himself with. Isn't that Oregon green?

Boise State 45
Miami 14

Hey CherokeeGuy

Technically...Miami DOES arrive Thursday afternoon.

BSU 42 Miami 0

Enough said.

COTvandal

unfortunately we are unable to prove or disprove anything by debate. Naming 25 teams ahead of the broncos? Apparently you are alone in that regard as the sportswriters & coaches all seem to feel we belong in the top 25. Post your list, we can debate it and curse it.

BSU Vs. Miami-Ohio

Broncos - 52
Redhawks- 10

Score

BSU 34; Miami 24.