Name the Score contest for Boise State-Washington (with Murphy prediction)

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Chicago Connection "Name the Score" contest is back for its fourth season here at Murph's Turf. Many thanks to Chicago Connection for providing the prize (a gift certificate for a free pizza) each week.

The rules are pretty much the same as they have been, but for any newcomers here they are:

Boise State plays Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday (1:30 p.m., ESPN) and here is your chance to predict the score and win a prize.

Place your guess (whole numbers only, no fractions) with a winner and both teams' score in the comments down below and we will pick one winner. (Please limit one guess per commenter.)

The closest to the actual score of the game wins.

You can listen to my audio prediction.

All entries must be received by 11 a.m. MT 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.

Congrats to BRONC0 for last week's victory.

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Boise State wins 20 - 14

Would love to see BSU win going away but we have yet to prove we can score more than 20 against a good defense. I think the defense might give us a short field or two and our d-line has Price flustered all game so as long as we can stuff the run.........

Last guess of the season ...

BSU wins with 30
WSU 10

For u to win u need to put

For u to win u need to put correct teams in guess
We are not playing WSU

Oops, typo.

Guess i shoulda just said "the other guy." LOL

Bronco Stomps Husky

BSU 21
U of W 17

BSU 31 Huskies 27

Mo pizza please....Sunny...

Murph's Turf is in a Christmas frame of mind

BSU 16
Washington 14

Over/Under for the game: Under 40

BSU Wins!!!

Boise State 24
Washington 20

Boise State 27 Washington

30....

Φ Two touchdowns,

huh? Not exactly the 12-16 spread from your "original prediction". What happened?

BSU 23, Washington 17

Why am I not surprised ugs?

You would make a perfect politician. Of either party.

Φ ugly's Waffle House @ Predictions.com

"Washington is a good college....
Submitted by ugly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:20pm.

I predict Washington over Boise by 2 touchdowns....

For those mathematically challenged, that means 12-16 points....

Boise is good, but Washington will be ready."

voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/13/bmurphy/with_big_east_verge_collapse_what_will_boise_state_do?page=1#storylink=cpy

razor and jl....

The first prediction is for Vegas. The second prediction was for pizza.

You must look at the odds when you look at my predictions.

PS. If there oddsmakers reading these boards, I just wanted them to know what ugly's analysis was. yes, 2 TDs.

Φ Yes, and a very greasy

pizza at that.

BSU 25 WASH 21

BSU 25 WASH 21

27 - 24

Boise wins.

Boise State 17, Washington 14

.

BSU 14 Wash 10

BSU 14 Wash 10

Cats are better

Boise puts the Huskies to sleep.

BSU 38 Huskies (dogs) 21

Sittin plush with a royal flush, aces back to back!

Broncos 34
Dawgs 24

Horse bigger than dog

BSU 21
UW 12

Maybe Next Year

UW 24
BSU 21

BSU

28-24

Just because we are fans of

Just because we are fans of BSU doesn't mean we have to pick them to win. They are not as good as the record indicates. Huskies beat 3 ranked opponents.

BSU 13
UW 24

HUSKIES 24 broncos 21 GO

HUSKIES 24
broncos 21

GO HUSKIES

So

So

boise state wins

boise state 24
u dub 17

yeppers

Broncos 47
Huskies 27

ready

BSU 38
WSU 24

Not playing WSU

Not playing WSU

Washington misprint on team score

Excuse the first post and accept

BSU 38
UW 24

Thanks for bringing this to my attention

So BSU is going to win a low

So BSU is going to win a low scoring game.
BSU 18
WASH 14
BSU capitalizes early on swinging gate,
DJ gets a rushing td
Late in the game Frisina gets a FG

what ya gonna do?

Boise state 45
Huskies 33

You can find me: But are you sure you want too?

To answer your question

No.

I find your score prediction fascinating given this year's team's struggles to score against good defenses.

Fact is, this game is going to be a defensive chess match between current BSU DC Kwitkowski and former BSU DC Wilcox. Plus, both teams can be expected to keep tight reins on their offensive (and defensive) playbooks in this game, given that the Broncos open the 2013 season playing U Dub in Seattle.

Washington 27. Boise 14

Washington is a very good team. Even better next year

Squeaker in O.T.

Boise State 31
Washington 28

Broncos win defensive struggle

Boise State 24
Washington 14

WA-21, BSU-17, BSU MISSES

7 FIELD GOALS ALONG THE WAY.

BSU 24 - 21

BSU 24
UW 21

BSU 17 UW 13

BSU 17
UW 13

BSU 30 UW 10

Score for MACCO Bowl....

BSU 30
UW 10

Broncos Even Series w/Dawgs 1-1

MACCO BOWL

BSU 23
UW 17

Boise wins

Boise 23

Washington 16

Huskies over the Broncos 24-17

Hard fought game undecided until the final minutes of the game. Defense and turnovers will be key for both teams. Turnovers will result in two scores for each team. Huskies over the Broncos 24-17.

34-17

BSU

Defensive Battle, most TO's lose

Washinton 20 Boise 24

I have said this before (another thread - this blog)

BSU - 33
UW - 7

VNDL

BSU wins

19-16

BSU 31. UW 22

Broncos win

Wow - not many

people read these statesman football blogs anymore.

There is only one page of predictions, when there used to be 3-4 pages.

Especially curious is that this last game was a BSU Bowl Game.

Has interest in BSU football fallen off that much since the Broncos blew the 2012 season with the loss to Michigan State in the first game of the season? I have seen a lack of interest in most of Idaho but I am assuming it is still kinda active in Boise, though. I sure would like to see more Bronco logo stuff in Magic Valley, as I only saw one pickup truck with 2T plates with a Broncio sticker on it, sometime back in October.

It is kinda lonely being about the only BAA Member in Magic Valley, as most college football fans are BYU, Utah State, Utah, and Idaho fans.

Not to worry Bronco Fans. BSU Broncos had a wonderful Training Season and Growing Year. Next year (2013 season) the Broncos are gonna come out smokin' and go undefeated (gotta get past Tennessee-Martin the second game, though) and have a legitimate shot at a BCS Bowl.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

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