Boise State forced five Virginia turnovers and turned them into 27 points as the Broncos trounced the Cavaliers 56-14 Friday night at Scott Stadium. But if the team that challenged Notre Dame throughout and played decently for a half at UCLA reappears, the Cavaliers will be competitive.
The story of the Boise State Broncos got more interesting on Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Run blocking was no better as Virginia rushed for 40 yards on 33 carries.
The Cardinals’ NL Central lead was cut to 2 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.
As for Boise State, this win has to give them a great deal of optimism after the deflating news earlier in the week about starting quarterback Ryan Finley’s broken ankle. “There’s enough talk about being divided, about finger-pointing, about who is to blame”. That effectively ended any hope the Cavaliers had of staying in the game.
For Virginia, they will try and use Boise State’s quarterback questions as an advantage.
Collin McHugh (18-7) settled down after a tough first inning to allow eight hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings for his fifth straight win. The job belongs to Johns this year after Lambert transferred to Georgia, presumably halting the Cavaliers’ quarterback carousel. Brett Rypien is completing 88.9 percent of his passes for 126 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. He finished 21 of 32 for 250 yards with touchdowns of 10 yards to McNichols and 30 and 64 yards to Thomas Sperbeck. Holy moly. I really thought the Bengals would be respectable down there. “I know they believe in themselves”. It didn’t work out for us tonight. “We did not play well at all, so if we continue to play like this, obviously, we are going to have a similar season as the few in the past”.
The first time, it was comical as far as viral content goes. Johns tried to get rid of the ball, but it landed in the arms of defensive tackle Justin Taimatuia. With a lot of help from her friends, Ostrander led the 20-ranked Bronco women to perhaps their most prestigious victory in program history Saturday.
Boise State is 2-2 all-time against current members of the ACC. The Broncos have faced Boston College (0-1), Louisville (1-1) and Virginia Tech (1-0).
Boise State true freshman Brett Rypien put up similar numbers in his first career start, going 24-for-35 passing for 321 yards, three touchdowns and a 173.9 passer rating.
A victory over Boise State becomes all the more pressing considering the Cavaliers don’t play again until October 10, meaning two-plus weeks to stew should Virginia fail to make it out of this month with a.500 record. Looking deep for T.J. Thorpe off a play-action fake, Johns was swarmed by the rush, and rather than take the sack, he blindly flipped the ball forward. Another Johns interception on the third possession led to a 51-yard field goal. “That’s why Matt was sitting back there, but no one was open”, Thorpe said after the game.
“We will get to a point where – the one inch and third and shorts and those things like that, that changes seasons and that changes moments”.