Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This Day in Boise State History: September 14

1991:  The Bronco football team downed Division I-A Long Beach State 48-14.  
2002: The Boise State football team went into Laramie and defeated Wyoming 35-13 for the Broncos' fifth straight win over a Mountain West school.

Boise State Sweeps Weber State

Student-Athletes Coming From All Over the Globe to Play at Boise State

Defensive end Elliot Hoyte of Tavistock, England has accepted a scholarship offer to play at Boise State and will enroll in school this coming January.  Hoyte, who has been called the best defensive line prospect in ten years, joins an already stellar 2012 recruiting class at Boise State.  Meanwhile, Rory Connop (6-4, 265) from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has chosen to play at Boise State over offers from Kansas, Pittsburgh and Tulsa.

Hoyte's father, Nigel, played in the World Football League in the 1990's and is now a national team coach in the U.K. 

“I still wake up in the morning and read the letter they sent me — it still feels pretty surreal,” Elliot Hoyte told the Tavistock Times Gazette. “It’s really the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. I’m really looking forward to it — I’m a bit apprehensive, I don’t think there’s anything I can’t handle from the sporting side, the only thing I think I will struggle with is not seeing my family for such a long time.”

Connop never played high school football but played with the West Edmonton Raides football club.

Travis Stanaway Earns Start at Safety

Travis Stanaway, who played much of the second half against Georgia, has earned the starting nod for Friday's game with Toledo.  The game will be televised nationally on ESPN Friday night at 6 Mountain Time.

Vote for Kellen Moore for Davey O'Brien Award

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore is currently #1 in the voting, but fans need to bookmark the page and vote daily to keep him there!