By Brian Murphy
BSU — Tyler Shoemaker 24 pass from Kellen Moore (Dan Goodale kick), 11:36. Key play: Moore was 5-for-5 on the drive, including the TD strike on second-and-13. Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards, 11:36. Boise State 7, Air Force 0
AF — Tim Jefferson 1 run (Parker Herrington kick), 7:17. Key play: Zack Kauth made a 32-yard catch to get the Falcons out of their own end and a face-mask penalty on Ebo Makinde gave them a critical first down at the Boise State 7-yard line. Drive: 17 plays, 90 yards, 7:31. Boise State 7, Air Force 7
BSU — Matt Miller 19 pass from Moore (Goodale kick blocked), 4:57. Key play: Miller made a leaping catch along the sideline for 24 yards on the opening play. Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards, 2:20. Boise State 13, Air Force 7
AF — Herrington 39 field goal, 7:05. Key play: The Falcons ran the ball nine times on the drive, including a 17-yard run by Jonathan Warzeka on third-and-3. Drive: 11 plays, 59 yards, 4:46. Boise State 20, Air Force 13
BSU — Doug Martin 15 run (Goodale kick), 2:05. Key play: Moore converted two third downs with passes, including a 20-yard strike to Shoemaker on third-and-7 to begin the drive. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 5:00. Boise State 27, Air Force 13
AF — Asher Clark 3 run (Herrington kick), 9:47. Key play: Fullback Mike DeWitt darted up the middle on a third-and-21 dive for 22 yards. Later, Clark gained 21 yards on fourth-and-6. Drive: 18 plays, 80 yards, 7:18. Boise State 27, Air Force 20
BSU — Martin 2 pass from Moore (Goodale kick), 5:07. Key play: On back-to-back plays, Martin spun out of a tackle for a 13-yard gain and Shoemaker made a nice grab for 22 yards. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 4:40. Boise State 34, Air Force 20
AF — Jefferson 1 run (Herrington kick blocked), 3:31. Key play: Kauth made a 51-yard catch, setting up Air Force at the 3-yard line. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:36. Boise State 34, Air Force 26
BSU — Goodale 25 field goal, :42. Boise State 37, Air Force 26
Boise State freshman running back Jay Ajayi was on crutches with a right leg injury before the Broncos' home game with Air Force. Ajayi, who was one of the Broncos' most highly regarded recruits, was expected to redshirt the season.
But his injury highlights the Broncos' lack of depth at running back. Malcolm Johnson is already out for the season with a knee injury. Behind starter Doug Martin, Boise State has D.J. Harper, Drew Wright and Raphiel Lambert.
Boise State officials would not discuss Ajayi's injury before the game, referring all questions to coach Chris Petersen.
Defensive tackle Chase Baker (calf) is out for Saturday's game with Air Force.
Joe Kellogg will start at left guard. He missed last week's game against Colorado State.
Defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe (NCAA suspension) is practicing with the No. 2 defense.
• The latest expansion effort: A 32-team mega-conference with teams from the Mountain West, Conference USA, Big East and the WAC. The Boston Globe has the details of the proposal.
From the Boston Globe:
In the 32-team format, the West Division would consist of Boise State, Hawaii, UNLV, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State, Utah State and San Jose State.
The Mountain Division would consist of Air Force, Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico, UTEP, SMU, Tulsa and Houston.
The Central Division would consist of Marshall, Memphis, Southern Mississippi, Tulane, UAB, Rice, Temple and Louisiana Tech.
And the Big East Division would consist of Louisville, UConn, Rutgers, Cincinnati, South Florida, Central Florida, East Carolina and Navy.
West Virginia is not included in this plan, with the assumption being the Mountaineers would be headed to the Big 12 to replace Missouri which will presumably wind up in the SEC along with Texas A&M.
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