Former Boise State star Korey Hall retires from NFL

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Former Boise State football star Korey Hall retired from the NFL on Friday — three days after signing with the Arizona Cardinals.

Hall, the 2006 WAC Defensive Player of the Year and a four-year starter at linebacker for Boise State, played fullback with the Green Bay Packers (2007-10) and New Orleans Saints (2011). The Saints released him Sept. 8.

Hall, 29, is from Glenns Ferry. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Packers during the 2010 season.

Boise State WR Chris Potter says players must fix scoring woes: 'We're so close and yet we're not finishing'

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State senior wide receiver Chris Potter said Thursday that fixing the Broncos’ scoring woes hinges on the players’ ability to correct their own mistakes.

The Broncos have scored three touchdowns in 12 red-zone possessions this year. They were 0-for-3 against Michigan State and 0-for-3 against BYU.

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Boise State defensive backs use 'hustle and hit' approach to force seven turnovers

By Chadd Cripe
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The Boise State football team’s defensive backs have responded to coach Jimmy Lake’s push for more turnovers this season.

The Broncos have forced nine turnovers in three games. Defensive backs have combined for five interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. They have been involved in seven of the nine turnovers.

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Boise State offensive coordinator Robert Prince says scoring slump hasn't hurt morale; Korey Hall signs with Cardinals

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State offensive coordinator Robert Prince said Tuesday that the Broncos’ scoring woes have not affected the morale of his players.

The Broncos didn’t score an offensive point in last week’s 7-6 defeat of BYU. They rank 107th in the nation with 19.7 points per game and 94th in total offense with 355.3 yards per game.

“We had great energy today,” Prince said. “Nobody’s holding their heads down. We did win the game.”

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Boise State football coach Chris Petersen says team won't panic, offense 'will start clicking'

By Chadd Cripe
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Boise State football coach Chris Petersen on Monday expressed confidence in his offensive leaders — first-year coordinator Robert Prince and first-year starting quarterback Joe Southwick — and resolve to fix the issues that have plagued that group this season.

The Broncos are coming off a 7-6 win over BYU on Thursday, the second time in three games that they haven’t scored an offensive touchdown.

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Boise State football team holds at No. 24 in AP poll, still unranked in Coaches' Poll

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football team held onto the No. 24 spot in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.

The Broncos gained 19 points after beating BYU 7-6 on Thursday without an offensive point. The likely reason: a lack of quality options at the bottom of the poll, where several teams posted unimpressive wins and others have not yet been tested.

The USA Today Coaches’ Poll will be released later this morning.

At the top of the poll, Oregon jumped LSU for the No. 2 spot.

Michigan State is No. 20.

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Boise State coach Chris Petersen, players break down Broncos' win against BYU

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Here are some additional notes and quotes on Boise State’s 7-6 defeat of BYU on Thursday night at Bronco Stadium:

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Coach Chris Petersen:

Boise State's Brenel Myers, one of the heroes of the 2010 Fiesta Bowl, is back in the mix on the offensive line

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State senior offensive lineman Brenel Myers was back in the lineup last week — his first start since early in his sophomore year, when he seemed like a long-term solution at right tackle.

Myers, best known for filling in at right tackle in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl and preventing TCU’s Jerry Hughes from causing problems, opened the following season as the starting right tackle. He exited the lineup after two games and was bothered by injuries for most of his sophomore and junior seasons.

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Boise State's offensive surge 'meant a lot for our egos,' tight end Gabe Linehan says

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State junior tight end Gabe Linehan said Tuesday that the Broncos’ offensive performance last week against Miami (Ohio) was a needed confidence booster going into Thursday’s showdown with BYU.

“It meant a lot,” Linehan said. “It meant a lot for our egos. It meant a lot for really our identity going into this next game, which is a big game. We definitely needed that.”

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Boise State coach Chris Petersen says BYU plays 'next level' defense

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football team’s offensive line will be back in the spotlight Thursday night against BYU.

The Cougars rank sixth in the nation in rushing defense (53 yards per game), ninth in total defense (241 ypg) and 20th in scoring defense (14.3 points per game).

Boise State rushed for 295 yards Saturday against Miami (Ohio) after generating just 37 against Michigan State.

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