With less than two weeks to go until the Dome, I thought it might be worth checking out a little news about the opponent:
- OBNUG has a summary of Boise State’s fall scrimmage game. The impression left is that the defense, particularly the defensive line, was ahead of the offense. There are some interesting notes about special teams play (one area where the Dawgs should enjoy a sizeable advantage over the Broncos) and drops by the wide receivers.
- College Football Zealots Boise State preview is a good mix of stats – “During that 24 game win streak the Broncos played just four teams that were ranked in the Top 25 due to them playing in the WAC. If you take out those four games against ranked opponents the combined winning percentage of the Broncos foes during that 24 game win streak was just 41%.” – and a Q&A with someone from OBNUG.
Speaking of that Q&A, here’s a nice example of Preseason Homerism to chew on:
In our exit survey you discussed the importance of the season opener against Georgia. Where do you see the Broncos having the match-up advantages?
The Broncos defensive line should match up well against Georgia’s offensive line, especially with the recent spate of Bulldog drama at the position. Generally, I think the Bronco defense is set up well against the Georgia offense. BSU may be able to take away the run with its front six or seven and let the secondary hang back and take away passing options for Aaron Murray. I would expect Georgia’s defense to have some early success against Boise State’s offense (size advantage on the line, first game of the season, etc.), but as the game goes on, that matchup should even out.
Funny how it works out like that.