Get ready for 'heavyweight fight' between Boise State football team's defense, Nevada's offense

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State linebackers coach Bob Gregory on Tuesday compared the showdown between Boise State’s highly ranked defense and Nevada’s overpowering offense to a boxing match.

“I told our guys it’s like a heavyweight fight — it’s the old days, it’s 15 rounds,” Gregory said. “They don’t know who Muhammad Ali is, but that’s what it is.”

Nevada ranks 10th in the nation in yards (509.5 per game), 16th in points (38.5 per game) and seventh in rushing yards (263.0). The Pack have scored at least 30 points in every game and gained at least 400 yards in all but one.

Boise State ranks eighth in yards allowed (293.3), fifth in points allowed (14.4) and 29th in rushing defense (133.5). The Broncos have not allowed 30 points in any game and have held all but Michigan State and Southern Miss to less than 400 yards.

The Broncos held the Wolf Pack to 10 points last season, but that was with a star-filled, veteran defensive line and without Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo, who was injured.

“We know they’re going to make plays,” Gregory said. “We just can’t give up big plays. We have to play fast and we have to tackle in space.”

Said senior linebacker Tommy Smith: “We have to stop the run. … That’s what their offense is based off of. They set the pass up off the run.”

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Fajardo on this week: “The atmosphere is going to be great. The seniors are pumped to play a ranked opponent in their last game in Mackay.”

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Boise State coach Chris Petersen said he doesn’t lack confidence in his kickoff team, which has resorted to specialty kicks in the past two games after allowing two kickoff returns for touchdowns.

That doesn’t mean the Broncos will kick deep every time.

“We’re trying not to be as predictable is really the big thing,” special teams coach Scott Huff said.

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Coaches put signs of the players’ lockers this week that say “championship week.”

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Boise State redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, on the rivalry with Nevada: “It’s kind of a rivalry going on — we know that and they know that. They know that there’s bad blood between us.”

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Tickets are on sale for Boise State’s football awards banquet, which is at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Jordan Ballroom of the Student Union Building. Tickets are $35, including dinner buffet. They’re available at idahotickets.com.

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Really looking forward to the game,

but I can't believe this article was posted an hour ago and none of the Bronco haters have chimed in yet. Not even the handful of guys that pretend to be fans, but put the Broncos down at every opportunity (while still trying to convince people that they're actually fans). C'mon haters/trolls, your slipping....Sunny...

Who Wants It Most Wins

I expect a very tough game. I think Boise has more motivation by remembering 2010.

"Heavyweight Fight" ....? LOL!

More like a pillow fight between two average mid-major programs. Boo hoo nobody will play us because they are scared.

Pillow fight

Yes, two average football teams battling for what place in Mid Major conference?

Heavyweight Fight?? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Right!!!!! More like flyweghts...Boise has to win to be co champs of the mid minor mwc!!! LOL!!!!

Lets get fired up baby!!!! Its the mwc champ...er...co championship!!!! Hows the kicker!!!

Moore and the speedster crims are heading for canada, peterson is about to bolt for...cal?? colorado?? No not Colorada, that would make two ex boise coaches embarrassed out of the profession...no coach pete is just waiting for Chip to bolt to the NFL and revolutionalize the league so he can finally achieve his dream job and ligitimize himself...

Poor bcluck

Word has leaked out....3 years probation, 2 year bowl ban, major recruiting restrictions..........

You might say they are going to be RACKED!!!

why not............

ROOTS RUN DEEP AND THE MONEY WILL BE BIG BIG BIG HUGE HUGE..THEY WILL WELCOME HIM WITH OPEN ARMS...IT IS WRITTEN IN THE WIND SO DO NOT GO BONKERS WHEN HE BOLTS TO DUCKLAND USA..HE COULD BE COACHING A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REAL SOON..NICK SABAN OF THE WEST...GO DUCKS

B69S69U69...

Dream on hillbilly...Im sure all you moonshine drinkin, large forehead havin donkeys would love to see Oregon go down...

If there was any threat, dont you think it would be all over...its not. As a matter of fact, everything published and on line hints of a hand slap and thats it.

I know the small brains yall have in idaho cant quite comprehend logic...dont you think Chipster would have bolted to the NFL last season if there was the slightest of chances that he and the program would take any kind of a major hit...

The Boise corn cobbs have larger issues...than to wish for Oregon to go down,,,
1. Nevada
2. Getting hammered in whatever bowl they play in
3. The big least

Rack me baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poor bcluck

Talk about head in the sand.

Get it out and read more.....

BTW who pays $140,000 to lawyers to defend a "hand-slap"?

You can start with this one bcluck

http://reignoftroy.com/2012/08/14/oregon-ducks-rumored-to-be-hit-hard-by-ncaa-sanctions-but-timing-is-fishy/

I know its Idaho...

and news is a little slow getting there, but really...an article from a USC website dated august 2012 is all you got?? Thats all old news and says nothing...keep reaching...

Typical really...donkfan realizing their program is dead and wishing sooooo badly that Mighty Oregon, where coach Pete will coach someday, will somehow go down...

Your posts are usually a**inine, and I know you know not how to go about researching something effectively, so please, next time you want the truth about something do not rely on your pee brain in that head with the larrrrrge forehead...loser

Poor bcluck, with his poor head in the sand

....

You guys are awesome

I've been reading this blog for since it started and have rarely posted or picked scores, but I have to say the ongoing dialog between the different factions of interested party's is highly entertaining. Seems to be getting m, ore animated the longer it goes just any good drama, keep it up. I really enjoy the oregon fans the most, haters are motivators, 2 and 0. I'm sure we could find some room on the schedule anytime. Go Blue! 126

-Goodtimes

Φ This isn't a blog.

It's an unmoderated free-for-all in which the critters fight for all the bones.

Olympic judges couldn't figure out this bunch from a horde of McMurphys.

Below is the link to the video evidence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4&feature=list_other&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9CpsYooL9kbmFXzCvLSO2Lv

And the 'paywall' is easily surmountable and wasting their money

But what lead you to your moment of godlike clarity after so long?

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Apple users, run the Gig of RAM your PC needs to have and read the dumb tech white papers, wrinkle your forehead and buy more food and toilet paper with the difference. The internet is a piece of junk anyway and your cats know this.

goodtimes...

dont you know, this is my blog...if you enjoy yourself its because i allow it...

Boise would love to play Oregon...but havent you heard...no one will play us waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

now get back to your nieces/daughters and nephews/sons...their large foreheads need cooling!!

Whats more likely...a poll

A) Boise wins a conference, any conference outright
B) Boise plays in a BCS bowl
C) Boise gets spanked by Navy
D) Boise has to order new helmets in order to outfit the new larger forehead recruits
E) Boise gets invited to play in a big boy conference
F) Roy Clark plays the halftime show at the 2013 home opener
G) Toothpick or Patti make all conference
H) Oregon wins a National Championship
I) Chipster leaves after the National Chanpionship & wins a Super Bowl
J) Tittis Young leads the CFL in punt returns
K) Kellen Moore returns to Boise to manage the Jiffy Lube

L) Notre Dame wins the BCS Chanpionship, God tours stadia.

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Nothing happened and what if it did?

Whats more likely...a poll

A) Boise wins a conference, any conference outright
B) Boise plays in a BCS bowl
C) Boise gets spanked by Navy
D) Boise has to order new helmets in order to outfit the new larger forehead recruits
E) Boise gets invited to play in a big boy conference
F) Roy Clark plays the halftime show at the 2013 home opener
G) Toothpick or Patti make all conference
H) Oregon wins a National Championship
I) Chipster leaves after the National Chanpionship & wins a Super Bowl
J) Tittis Young leads the CFL in punt returns
K) Kellen Moore returns to Boise to manage the Jiffy Lube

BDuck....

I wouldnt worry, Boise isnt going anywhere anytime soon....

They should have waited for the Pac16 invite, but chose the Oregon Trail backwards and went east....

M) Duck breathes Gestettner fumes.

Admit it, the Ditto machine smells like Mother.

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Nothing happened and what if it did?

Poll Results...

A...0%
B...0%
C...0%
D...1%
E...0%
F...0%
G...0%
H...51%
I...48%
J...0%
K...0%

There it is...rack the poll baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well...Im waiting...

All you donkey dorks keep spewing links and articles proving Oregons impending doom...

Losers...Ive seen them all...its all old news...there is nothing new and hasnt been...why??? Because nothing is going to happen that will put the slightest of dings in Oregons armor...

Doing it right and doing it clean is how its done at Oregon...dont you think it would be all over if there was any evidence of wrong doing??? This is a two year+ investigation that has produced zilch...why???

Ask youselves the obvious king of the large forhead, unibrow boy!!!

Φ fumduck and select others

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razor, even Ugly thinks that was

cool....

2 year investigation bcluck?

Didn't Oregon self-report in February this year?

Didn't the NCAA just send Oregon a "Notice of Allegation" 2 months ago?

And if it's proved "zilch" why would Oregon spend $140K to make a deal with the NCAA?

poor bcluck. putting your hands over your ears and holding your breath just won't make this nightmare go away.....

God is named Tom McCall but you're an out of state egg.

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Nothing happened and what if it did?