By Chadd Cripe
If it seems like the Boise State defense is making more big plays this season, that’s because it’s true.
The Broncos have eight sacks, eight takeaways and 28 tackles for loss through three games. They had six sacks, five takeaways and 14 tackles for loss through three games last year.
Those numbers project to 35 sacks, 35 takeaways and 121 tackles for loss for a 13-game season. Last year, the Broncos had 34 sacks, 22 takeaways and 78 tackles for loss.
The most striking difference is the number of tackles in the backfield.