Saturday, September 17, 2011

Projected Billingsley Ratings

1.    LSU
2.    Oklahoma
3.    Boise State
4.    Oklahoma State 
5.    Stanford 
6.    Oregon
7.    Alabama
8.    Wisconsin
9.    Auburn
10.  Nevada
11.  Arkansas
12.  Nebraska
13.  South Carolina
14.  Baylor
15.  Virginia Tech
16.  Mississippi State
17.  TCU
18.  USC
19.  Texas A&M
20.  Utah
21.  Florida
22.  Florida State
23.  Ohio State
24.  Missouri
25.  Michigan State

Note:  Tulsa will be #16 if they win.

Boise State Lets #22 Oklahoma Off the Hook

Boise State won a dramatic first set 25-22.  But the nationally-ranked Sooners have come back for a 25-19 win in the second.  Boise State won 25-18 in the third set.  Boise State needed one more set to get a signature win and wanted to win the fourth set.  Despite being ahead in the early going, Oklahoma won the fourth 25-16 and won it in 5 15-4.  Boise State let this one get away.

It was the only loss in any sport this weekend for Boise State.

Boise State Volleyball Team Wins Third Straight at Sooner Invitational

Boise State's volleyball team recorded its fourth consecutive sweep in defeating Arkansas-Little Rock 25-19, 2-16, 25-15 at the Sooner Legends Nike Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma.

Coach Shawn Garus' team is now 8-3 as Fiona Jones and Darlene Nwagbuo had 11 kills apiece.

That sets the Broncos up for a match against #22 Oklahoma (12-3), the host school in the tournament.  That match gets underway at 4 p.m. Mountain Time.

"I am really proud with the way the team has played this week," commented head coach Garus.  "We are developing consistent play across the board and have had numerous individuals step up and contribute to the team's success."

Breaan Nesselhug had 23 assists while Casey Rose had 20.  Amanda Remy had a team-high 12 digs for Boise State.

Paige Gantar led Arkansas-Little Rock with 11 points on 10 kills (.421) and two block assists, followed by Edina Begic with nine points on nine kills.

Final Match Summary

Sept. 17, 2011

Sooner Legends Nike Invitational
Norman, Okla. (McCasland Fieldhouse)
Attend: 154 Time: 1:17

Boise State def. Arkansas-Little Rock 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-15)

Boise State (8-3)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Jones, Fiona 11-0-2; Nwagbuo, Darlene 11-0-2; Griffin, Elizabth 8-0-0; Nesselhuf, Breann 8-0-0; Reardon, Brittany 7-1-2; Harden, Liz 3-0-3; Remy, Amanda 2-0-0; Rose, Casey 0-1-0; Totals 50-2-5.0.  (Assists) - Nesselhuf, Breann 23; Rose, Casey 20.
(Dig leaders) - Remy, Amanda 12; Nesselhuf, Breann 8.

Arkansas-Little Rock (5-9)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - Gantar, Paige 10-0-2; Begic, Edina 9-0-0; Hein, Alexis 4-0-1; Xie, Eva 4-0-3; Block, Kristi 3-0-4; Souza Moura, Daniele 1-1-0; de Zoete, Marleen 0-0-2; Totals 31-1-6.0. (Assists) - de Zoete, Marleen 26. (Dig leaders) - Souza Moura, Daniele 11; de Zoete, Marleen 7.

Boise State Records Second Sweep of the Day

Boise State came back from a 3-0 win over Texas Southern to sweep Arkansas-Pine Bluff 25-9, 25-13, 25-14. 
Breann Nesselhuf had seven kills to lead the Broncos to their third straight sweep and seventh win in 10 matches this season.

"I am really happy with the way the team played today with two solid performances heading into tomorrow's matches when the competition will pick up a notch with Little Rock (University of Arkansas-Little Rock) and Oklahoma," said head coach Shawn Garus.  "We had a lot of people step up for us today especially our young players. Leah (Stevens) had a great match against Pine Bluff (University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff) as did Taylor (Murphey). I thought our upperclassmen did a good job leading the team on the floor. Breann (Nesselhuf), Liz (Harden) and Darlene (Nwagbuo) were steady for us in this match which gave the team confidence. "

Boise State hit 43 percent for the match.  Stevens had 11 points and nine kills and Casey Rose chalked up a career high 26 assists.
UAPB was led by Alexis Lowe with 5.5 points on five kills and one block assist, followed by Rachel Hornbuckle with five points on four kills and two block assists.

Final Match Summary

September 16, 2011

Sooner Legends Nike Invitational
Norman, Okla. (McCasland Fieldhouse)

Boise State def. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-14)

Boise State (7-3)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Nesselhuf, Breann 10-2-1;
Stevens, Leah 9-1-1; Harden, Liz 7-0-0; Nwagbuo, Darlene 7-0-1;
Murphey, Taylor 6-0-1; Griffin, Elizabeth 5-0-0; Rose, Casey 2-0-0;
Reardon, Brittany 2-0-0; Jones, Fiona 1-0-0; Remy, Amanda 0-1-0;
Kirschenman, Kristyn 0-1-0; Totals 49-5-3.0. (Assists) - Rose, Casey
26; Nesselhuf, Breann 13. (Dig leaders) - Remy, Amanda 13; Jones,
Fiona 10

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-10)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Lowe,Alexis 5-0-1;
Hornbuckle, Rachel 4-0-2; Fiala, Michelle 4-0-0; Tims, Rachel 3-0-2;
Roby, Mariah 1-0-0; Campbell, Alicia 1-1-0; Franklin, Mica 1-0-0;
Miller, Amber 0-1-0; Totals 19-2-3.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) -
Gordon, Destiny 7; Johnson, Lorin 7

Bronco Volleyball Team Gets Sweep in Sooner Invitational

The Boise State volleyball team is playing well, setting a school record for match hitting percentage in defeating Texas Southern 25-8, 25-15, 25-4 at the Sooner Legends Nike Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma.

Boise State hit 58.5% with freshman Brittany Reardon recording the second-best hitting percentage individually (11-13 or 84.6%).

"I was happy with the way the team played, it was a good way for us to start the tournament out," said head coach Shawn Garus.  "We hit the ball extremely well and capitalized on what they gave us. We were able to get some of our young players into the match for quality experience. I was real happy with the way Brittany (Reardon) and Taylor (Murphey) played in the match."

Reardon added three block assists to lead the team with 26 this season.  Breann Nesselhuf had six kills, two aces, two block assists, 19 assists and four digs.  Freshman Taylor Murphey had six kills while Casey Rose had 19 assists and three aces.

Mona Reed led Texas outhern with five kills.

Final Match Summary
Sept. 16, 20011
Sooner Legends Nike Invitational
Norman, Okla. (McCasland Fieldhouse)

Boise State def. Texas Southern 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-4)

exas Southern (1-7)   (Kills-aces-blocks) - Reed,Mona 5-1-1;  Spenser,Precious 3-0-0; Lewis,Erica 2-0-2; Anusim,Prudence 1-0-0;  Whittaker,Kierra 0-1-0; Churchhill,Jyra 0-0-1; Totals 11-2-2.0.  (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) - Anusim,Prudence 6; Churchhill,Jyra 2

Boise State (6-3)
   (Kills-aces-blocks) - Reardon, Brittany 11-0-3;  Harden, Liz 8-0-1; Nesselhuf, Breann 6-2-2; Murphey, Taylor 6-1-1; Nwagbuo, Darlene 5-0-3; Griffin, Elizabeth 5-0-0;  Jones, Fiona 4-0-1; Rose, Casey 0-3-0; Remy, Amanda 0-1-0; Totals 45-7-6.0. (Assists) - Rose, Casey 19; Nesselhuf, Breann 19. (Dig leaders) - Remy, Amanda 5; Kirschenman, Kristyn 4 

This Week in the BCS Top 25

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#1 LSU throttled #25 Mississippi State 19-6
#2 Alabama shut out North Texas 41-0 
#3 Oklahoma has just defeated Florida State 23-13.
#4 Boise State downed Toledo 40-15
#5 Oklahoma State downed Tulsa in a (very) late-night affair 59-33.
#6 Stanford ran past Arizona 37-10
#7 Florida State lost at home to #3 Oklahoma 23-13 
#8 Oregon blasted Missouri State 56-7
#9 Wisconsin smoked Northern Illinois 49-7
#10 Virginia Tech topped Arkansas State 26-7
#11 South Carolina held off Navy 24-21
#12 Nebraska, which had a tough time with Fresno State, defeated Washington 51-38
#13 Ohio State is gone down to Miami of Florida 24-6
#14 Texas A&M downed Idaho 37-7
#15 Arkansas downed Troy 38-28
#16 Auburn has fallen to Clemson 38-24
#17 Michigan State was upset by Notre Dame 31-13
#18 Florida downed Tennessee at home 33-23
#19 Arizona State was upset by Illinois 17-14
#20 West Virginia held off a furious late charge by Maryland to win 37-31
#21 Texas whipped UCLA 49-20
#22 TCU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 38-17
#23 Baylor toyed with Stephen F. Austin 48-0
#24 South Florida ran up the score on Florida A&M 70-14
#25 Mississippi State was manhandled by #1 LSU 19-6

San Diego State bounced Washington State of the Pac-12 48-24 in a key game for the Aztecs
 Georgia took all their frustration out on poor Coastal Carolina 59-0
Nevada held on late for a 17-14 win at San Jose State Colorado State fell to Colorado 28-14 to fall from the ranks of the unbeaten.
UNLV leads Hawai'i 40-20 with less than two minutes left
New Mexico hosted a team they have no business playing--Texas Tech, and lost 59-13
Wyoming has defeated Bowling Green on the road 28-27 to remain undefeated at 3-0
Fresno State has outlasted North Dakota 27-22 

Efaw Now All Alone for Tight End Receiving Record

Boise State tight end Kyle Efaw set the all-time record for receiving yards by a tight end last week.  This week, he moved out of a three-way tie for receptions by a tight end, grabbing his 79th career pass in the Broncos' 40-15 win over Toledo.

Moore Leads Boise State Past Pesky Toledo (CBS Story)!/collegefootball/gametracker/recap/NCAAF_20110916_BST@TOL/moore-leads-no-4-boise-st-past-pesky-toledo

Kellen Moore Moved From #32 to #20 All-Time Last Night

In one night, Kellen Moore moved from #32 to #20 in NCAA history in career passing yards, as the Bronco senior sensation threw for 455 yards against Toledo.  

Moore passed great quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Chris Leak, Daunte Culpepper, Max Hall and David Greene on a single evening and now has 11,583 in his career.  In Saturday's home opener in Bronco Stadium against Tulsa, Moore is on target to pass four more significant collegiate signal-callers:  #19 Carson Palmer, #18 Brady Quinn, #17 Drew Brees and #17 Chase Holbrook.

Moore doesn't run an offense that would allow him to set the record set by Hawai'i's Timmy Chang (17,072), for the Broncos are as tough and physical in their running game as they are innovative in their passing attack.  But if the Bronco offensive line can keep Moore healthy the entire year, #3, currently held by Brigham Young's Ty Detmer, who finished with 15,031 career yards from 1988-1991, is a reasonable target.