Sports Illustrated to feature Kellen Moore this week; Mountain West honors Boise State's Doug Martin, Tyrone Crawford

By Chadd Cripe
© 2011 Idaho Statesman

Boise State senior quarterback Kellen Moore will be featured in Sports Illustrated this week.

Writer Austin Murphy spent a couple days in Boise last week reporting the story and two photographers shot Saturday’s game at Colorado State.

The feature is a four-page spread. Sports Illustrated usually reaches Idaho on Thursday or Friday.

Moore was on a regional cover earlier this season and is not on the cover this week.


Boise State tailback Doug Martin and defensive end Tyrone Crawford were named Mountain West players of the week Monday.

Martin was the co-offensive player of the week. He rushed 20 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns last week at Colorado State. His touchdowns covered 26, 65 and 14 yards.

After a slow start, Martin is averaging 103.7 rushing yards per game and 5.1 yards per carry with eight touchdowns. The team’s rushing average has jumped from 3.4 yards per carry in the first three games to 4.7 yards per carry now.

Martin shared the offense award with San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman, who rushed for 172 yards and two scores against Air Force.

Crawford was the defensive player of the week. He made five tackles against Colorado State, including two sacks, and also recovered a fumble. He’s tied for third on the team with 23 tackles, first with 4.5 sacks and first with 7.5 tackles for loss.

Chris McNeill of Wyoming was the special teams player of the week with a 76-yard punt return for a TD, a 28-yard TD pass and a 2-point pass.

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I thought I saw #40 in on a couple of offensive plays as well.

Really MWC?

How are Ronnie Hillman's #'s as good as Doug Martin's to the point that he deserves a share of offensive player of the week?

Politics as usual

Think about it.

If the truth be known it would be a Bronco for every award, almost evry week.

This week it was 2 out of 3 (offense and defense).

The MWC has to include other teams in the awardws, somehow, for political shomanship and to keep the other univer5sity Presidents happy. A BSU runaway and domination of all the awards, week after week, would not be good for sypmatico reasons.

So, they do this by having multiple recipients for the same award.

If they didn't do this, interest would fade, as the awards would consistently go to Bronco players, and become somewhat meaningless from a news and 'feelgood' standpoint.

Go Broncos.


PS - Martin had a great day, but I would have chosen Kellen.

nation fan

i agree

me 3

I say ok

The real question is

how can Kellen Moore go 26-of-30 for 338 yards and four touchdowns and not be named? Obviously they should call it the "Non-Kellen Moore Player of the Week" because they don't want to name him every week of the season.

If Martin was going to

share with anyone it should have been with Kellen.

Crawford was

a beast on Saturday!!

nation will go to vegas bowl

book it

Weisberg - how about a burgera nd fries or Armadillo Eggs?

Are we gonna see your smiling face at the Broadway Ram in Boise, this Friday 21 OCT 11, at 12:00 Noon, for lunch and good football talk?

I understnad you live in the Boise area.

Sure hope you can make it.

A great bunch of guys to talk football with.



i get a kick out of you characters feel bad you cannot find a job

beat writer who cares

how are the academics

marcus rios decomitts from nation

bcs conferences showing interest

Weisberg show his face?

Hahahahahahahahahaha..... hahahahahahaahah.... deep breath.... ok. People in Weisbergs guild appreciate the anonymity of hiding behind a computer screen flinging sarcasm, hyperbole, and vitriole from the safety of their own pathetic existence. Mark it 8 dude.

clever geek

love to get nation irked time to leave for you watch the triple option geek

clever geek

love to get nation irked time to leave for you watch the triple option geek

clever geek

love to get nation irked time to leave for you watch the triple option geek


VNDL extended you a poite invite and you made a fool of yourself again. See, VNDL is under the wrong impression that everyone is a nice guy, that if given the chance eveyone would be nice, respectful, and knowlegable. You are clearly not someone who would add anything. Fact is while most people on here have online "personas" I actually think you are exactly what you come accross as. Anyway many who go to the lunches have jobs, some are retired, some just make time. If you wish we can move the meeting to Taco Bell so you can join us on your break......

potato head

dribble dribble dribble potato head


hey wastebutt, me thinks you and lameshch are one and the same, if not then your both idiot twin brothers.


go back to grammar school you are bot faking your writing to act ignorant

Martin showing up in First Round of mock NFL drafts

Doug Martin has elevated himself to the first round of several mock NFL drafts as reported by the Mountain network's sport analysts. That's great news. Boise State may have several players chosen in the early rounds this year. Go Blue!!!

too slow maybe fourth round geek

time for your nap

Funny if he was chasing you down for being so idiotic

I'll bet you wouldnt think he was too slow.

You never played the game, you never graduated, you never will understand. Why dont you get a radio show like Colon Cowherd and just belittle people that are better than you.

potato head love getting you

have a good day potato head

You arent getting me at all

I am engaging you for fun. Tell us weis, what can you run the 40 in? What position did you play? Heck just tell us what high school you didnt finish. I understand being a troll, but attacking actuall players as you have done in the past is over the line. these kids have families, lives and deserve respect.

not attacking players potato head

martin is the key player for the Broncos, he is slow that is why he will not be a high draft pick potato head


stop picking your nose & eating it.


Do you deny attacking high school players on another blog? Do you deny attacking BSU players on this blog? You are out of control.

potato head

get a job i am retired for good you need to find a job potato head

Why would I need a job Weisberg?

I am very comfortable....


Chadd, so you're still letting "Weisberg" destroy your blog. I'm disappointed. You have a great blog here. Clean up the trolls like "Weisberg" and this blog will be much more useful and pleasant for readers. Please respond. I'd like to understand your position on this.


There isn't anything I can do about that — I'd love to clean it up. I forwarded your message to our online folks but they usually only remove someone for personal attacks. Best thing is for people to ignore it, so it's just one post instead of a string of them.

I guess we are confused as to what constitutes

personal attacks. Name calling? What? It seems as if one wanted to get rid of anyone one could find many "personal attacks" to focus on. Heck we all do it and weisberg has made a career out of calling people nerds and insulting players.

So, Chadd what is a "personal attack" just his inciteful posts invite personal attacks from both sides. Sometimes the one who instigates should be handled. A warning perhaps?


I'll pass on your comment. That's about all I can do in these situations.

Thanks Chadd

its your blog, without this forum and your stories we would not be able to post here. We appreciate all you and Murph do even if we dont always agree. Like I said it is your blog, but I think it could be better.

Ignore him

Even weeds need water.