Friday, July 29, 2011

Boise St's season lies on the arm of Kellen Moore

Heisman Trophy finalist Kellen Moore anchors
the Broncos potent offense.

Boise St has been waiting and waiting for that shot at a football national championship since then broke onto the scene big time back in 2007 by beating Oklahoma in one of the best BCS Bowl games of all time. Boise has been the most dominating programs over the last decade, winning the most games and having the best win percentage out of any team in College Football. They have continually been looked down upon because of having a weak schedule yet continue to win games season after season. Can Kellen Moore prove the doubters wrong and lead the Broncos to the pinnacle of College Sports this season?

Kellen Moore has been one of the elite players in College Football since he stepped on campus in Boise his freshman year. Moore has lost only two games while being under center for the Broncos  (TCU in '08, Nevada '10) and looks to have another undefeated season like he did in 2009. Moore's personal achievements culminated last season when he was selected as one of the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy Award.

Moore dominated in almost every passing category last season, ranking 1st in passer rating, 6th in passing yards, 3rd in completion percentage 4th in touchdowns and all while throwing only 6 interceptions. Last season wasn't a one time thing either. The lefty has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in all three seasons. Despite all of these accomplishments Kellen Moore has been one of the most humble characters off the field, not getting into any trouble and always having time to talk to the press. Moore looks to continue his amazing career this season even with the schedule being more difficult this upcoming season.

Kicker Kyle Brotzman after missing two field goals
against Nevada
Boise St moves to the Mountain West conference from the WAC for the 2011 season. They had hoped to face the likes of Utah, BYU, and TCU year in and year out but Utah left to help form the new Pac 12, BYU went independent, and TCU will head to the Big East for the 2012 season. Their schedule will still be more difficult then in years past by facing TCU, rival Nevada, Air Force, Georgia, and San Diego St.

This upcoming season maybe the best shot in years for the Broncos to make that title run, barring any Kyle Brotzman like moments. Many analysts, coaches, fans, even college presidents (looking at you Ohio St.) look down on Boise St as an elite program. Over the past decade they have continued to prove those doubters wrong and have turned themselves into a Top 25 program year in and year out and it looks like they wont be going away for a long time. Sooner or later they will break that barrier and with Kellen Moore under center and Chris Petersen at command I could see that happening this season.

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