Wyoming at Boise State
4:30 PM CT on FS1
I was going to show the MAC some love again with Miami (OH) and Ohio meeting for the Battle of the Bricks rivalry. But unfortunately, Miami is without QB Brett Gabbert, and that puts a bit of a damper on a pivotal MAC contest.
So instead, I’m back on my ride or die under the radar squad: ‘dem Pokes from Laramie. Wyoming was off last week after losing a heartbreaker to Air Force. If they want to keep their Mountain West title dreams alive, they have to find a way to go into Boise and take down the Broncos, a program Wyoming has defeated just once ever. That win was a comeback led by Josh Allen back in 2016, and it resulted in Wyoming’s only division title.
That Boise team looked a bit better than this one does, though. This has been a weird season for the Broncos. They’re 3-4, and aside from their opener against Washington and their FCS game, they’ve exclusively played one-score, down to the wire games. Three of their four losses are by three points or fewer, including losing on a Hail Mary to Colorado State. But it’s hard to call it bad luck when their wins have been close too.
RB Ashton Jeanty is the one guy keeping them together right now. He has 868 rushing yards and 11 rushing TDs. He’s second on the team in receiving. He’s having a remarkable year, and it’s somewhat of a shame the Boise team he’s a part of has mostly disappointed.
With that being said, the Broncos are still very much in the Mountain West title race. They only have one conference loss. They’re at home, and they’ve always had Wyoming’s number. And Wyoming doesn’t exactly blow teams out. I expect a dogfight.