Boise State vs. Idaho State Prediction, Game Preview

    Boise State vs. Idaho State prediction and game preview. Boise State tries to bounce back from the tough loss to BYU with a home game against Idaho State.

    September 17, 2015

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    It’s only the third meeting between the two Idaho schools with Boise State winning the 2003 opener 62-0 and the 2008 lid-lifter 49-7. Coming off the Hail Mary loss to BYU, Boise State tries to rev it back up before going off to Virginia next week. Check out the Boise State vs. Idaho State preview and prediction.

    Boise State vs. Idaho State Preview & Prediction

    Broadcast

    Date: Friday, September 18
    Game Time: 9:00
    Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
    Network: CBS Sports Network

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    Why You Need To Care

    Idaho State brings its solid defense and dangerous balanced attack to the first of four straight road games. This is a decent Bengal team, but the Broncos are looking to get the offense on track, and this is the game to do it before going away from the blue turf for three of the next four games and four of the next six.

    Why Idaho State Will Win

    The Boise State offense just isn’t working. There’s no ground game, there’s no downfield passing game, and the points are hard to come by. It’s an inefficient and ineffective attack at the moment, to go along with rocky special teams that aren’t getting the job done. Idaho State’s secondary has been terrific so far allowing next to nothing down the field – this should be more than a scrimmage for the Broncos.

    Why Boise State Will Win

    Boise State isn’t Black Hill State or Portland State, and Idaho State isn’t Washington or BYU. The Vikings of PSU were able to crank up the running game last week with plenty of big runs and taking control of the game from the start. This is the week the Broncos start to pound away.

    Player Who Matters

    The Boise State rushing attack isn’t working well so far, but Jeremy McNichols is giving it a shot. The compact 5-9, 205-pound shift runner has two touchdown runs in each of the first two games, but he’s only averaging 3.5 yards per try. The Broncos need to find a steady threat, and considering he’s the only player on the team to score a touchdown this year, the offense is working around him.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Idaho State will come up with a few interesting moments, but this is when Boise State opens it up and starts to look like the team that’s supposed to roll to a New Year’s Six game.

    Boise State vs. Idaho State Score Prediction

    Final Score: Boise State 45, Idaho State 13, Line: No Line, o/u: No Line

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