Sunday, January 29, 2012

Boise State Swimming Team Wins Again

The talented Boise State swimming and diving team captured all 16 events in defeating Colorado State 186-105 yesterday at the West Family YMCA in Boise on Senior Day.

Amazing seniors Amber Boucher and Stephanie North each won two individual events and two relays in leading the Broncos.  Jennifer Cahill and freshman Heather Harper also had two individual wins for Coach Kristin Hill.

Boucher won the 50-yard freestyle by more than half a second with a time of 23.51 and also was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly (55.28).  North touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (57.07) and won the 100-yard free by nearly a full second.  Boucher and North helped bring the Broncos home in the 200-yard medley and freestyle relays.  

Sydney Johansen and Stevie Hughey were the other members of the winning freestyle team and Johansen was a winning member of the medley relay team.
Cahill won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:28.21 and then won the 500-free with a time of 5:05.03.  Teammate Brooke Balogh finished second.  Harper fought from behind to win the 100 breaststroke (1:06.12), overtaking Colorado State's Kelly Matthews.   Harper beat Matthews by four seconds in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:22.05.  

Emily Irvin won the 200 free (1:53.65) to lead a Bronco sweep that also included Balogh and Jessica Bottelberghe.  Bottleberghe won the 200 backstroke (2:04.97) for her eighth win of her freshman year.

Rachel Heaney led from start to finish in the 200 butterfly, touching in 2:05.94.  Christine Raininger won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:09.17.

Amanda Burnett placed first in the three-meter diving with the third-highest score in school history--285.15.  Ciera Cortney won the short dive with a score of 271.25, a seasonal best.  Shayna Solomon of Colorado State finished second in both events.     

Boise State now prepares for its first Mountain West Conference Championships February 22-25 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Boise State Gets Five More Wins at Jacksons Invite

Despite the presence of Georgia, Utah, and other track powers, Boise State won five more titles today at the Jacksons Invite in Nampa, making nine for the weekend.

Eric Capelle led start to finish to win the 60-meters with a time of 6.91.  Manoah Wesson captured the 400-meters (48.11) while Andy Robertson came from behind to win the 800 with a personal best of 1:55.96.  Kenny Roseman won the triple jump in his first competitin of the year, clearing 47-3.  Freshman Will Lohman took the shot put itle with a mark of 53-7.75.

Great weekend for Coach J.W. Hardy's team!

Boise State hosts the Bronco Classic next Saturday.

Senior Bowl Recap

Boise State's Doug Martin led all running backs on the North team with a 4.8 yards-per-carry average.  Kellen Moore of the Broncos was the only QB on the North team not to throw an interception.  Although the North coaches greatly limited his ability (for example, calling a running play on a third-and eight at the South nine-yard line), Moore finished 6-12 for 50 yards with a long of 23 yards.  This despite not getting good protection from his offensive line and having his receivers drop several passes thrown right between the numbers.

Boise State's Follow-Up to UNLV

Remember in my write-up of the UNLV game, I said that, after taking the nation's 12th-best team to overtime, anything other than wins the rest of the way would be a letdown. 

Final in from TacoBell:  Wyoming 75, BoiseState 64.

"Doug Martin: The Best Running Back This Week" at Senior Bowl

The North coaches aren't letting All-American quarterback Kellen Moore get too many plays, but Boise State running back Doug Martin is shining.  Three carries for 18 yards.

North Offensive Line Not As Good As Boise State

Kellen Moore was sacked on consecutive plays by the same guy.  Obviously, the North badly needs Nate Potter, Joe Kellogg and the rest of the Bronco offensive line.  Boise State's line would never allow that.

Two Interceptions Thrown in Senior Bowl, None by Kellen Moore

Both "starting quarterbacks", Brandon Weeden and Russell Wilson of the South and North, respectively, have thrown interceptions.  And we're just in the first quarter.

Kurt Felix Drops Out of Heptathlon

Kurt Felix of Boise State has dropped out of the Heptathlon.  He did not run in the final event, the 1,000 meters.  He was well behind Romain Martin of Texas-Arlington, who was having a great meet.  Martin was more than 400 points ahead of Felix when the Bronco star withdrew.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Vaisima Wins Weight Throw

Always good when a Bronco defeats a Pac-12 opponent. Utah, which was invited to the Pac-12 over Boise State, couldn't compete in this event as Mele Vaisima threw the weight 64-feet, 7-inches. Utah's top competitor was more than seven feet behind.

Women Weight Throw College/Open
    Name                    Year Team                    Seed     Finals            Points
  1 Mele Vaisima                 Boise State           19.33m     19.68m   64-07.00 
  2 Alyssa Osai                  Unattached B          18.37m     18.81m   61-08.50 
  3 Meagan McKee                 Fresno State          18.69m     18.11m   59-05.00 
  4 Anneli Stahl                 Utah                  18.52m     17.35m   56-11.25 
  5 Caitlin Byrd                 Fresno State          18.64m     17.32m   56-10.00 

Boise State Finishes Last at Utah State Triangular

Wow.  Boise State let nerves get to them in their first trip on the road and it cost them.  The Bronco gymnasts needed a score of 195-196 to stay amongst the elite teams in the nation and they got a 193.525.

Southern Utah came from behind to win the competition with a 194.525 while homestanding Utah State scored194.050.  Too many 9.1's and 9.2's tonight for the Broncos.

Utah State Grabs the Lead

Two more 9.275's on bars by Boise State have allowed USU to take the lead again.  Each team has three competitors left.  Utah State is competing on the easier floor routine and has 174.50.  Boise State is at 174.25.

Boise State Gymnasts Storm Back

Boise State may have started out bad on beam, but the 13th-ranked Broncos have come back with excellent vault and floor routines at the Utah State Triangular in Logan tonight.

The Broncos were down by over 8/10ths of a point after the disastrous beam routine, a lot in gymnastics.  However, thanks to a team score of 48.85 on bars and 48.575 on floor, Boise State now is back in it after three rotations with 146.050.  Southern Utah has 145.850, just 2/10ths behind.  Utah State currently has135.55 points with two competitors on beam.  USU has a standing 9.10, meaning that both gymnasts need to beat that score to avoid counting the 9.10.  A score of 9.625 will tie Boise State heading into the final rotation.

#13 Boise State Underway in Utah

The triangular meet hosted by Utah State is underway in Logan.

The homestanding Aggies have a score of 48.575 in the vault.  Southern Utah women have completed their first rotation in the parallel bars and have a score of 48.3.  Boise State has had troubles already in the vault with two 9.2's and a 9.175.  The Broncos have dug a hole early and are over 8/10ths of a point behind Utah State with 47.825.

Kraychir Wins Weight Throw

Boise State strongman Trevor Kraychir defeated the next best competitor by over a meter in winning the weight throw at the Jacksons Invite in Nampa. 

  1 Trevor Kraychir              Boise State             19.38m       
      18.63m  19.38m  18.65m  FOUL  FOUL  18.88m                      
  2 Zach Parry                   Weber State             18.10m       
      16.29m  16.40m  17.08m  ND  18.10m  17.59m                      
  3 Derek Harrebomee             Weber State             17.34m       
      FOUL  16.17m  FOUL  17.04m  FOUL  17.34m                        
  4 Dustin Martin                Weber State             17.32m       
      17.32m  17.16m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  16.87m                        
  5 Will Lohman                  Boise State             16.58m       
      16.58m  16.49m  16.30m  16.10m  15.94m  16.28m           

Murray and Jette Finish 2-3 in Women's 3,000

  1 Susannah Hurst               Utah                   9:59.51       
  2 Tessa Murray                 Boise State           10:12.33       
  3 Kate Jette                    Boise State           10:12.79       
  4 Audrey Urlacher              Idaho State           10:19.82       
  5 Sora Klopfenstein            College of Idaho      10:27.83 

  6 AuraLea Fain                 Utah                  10:34.23       
  7 Carly Gerard                 Boise State           10:43.84       
  8 Kenna Middleton              College of Idaho      10:48.76       
  9 Katelyn Stringfellow         Utah                  10:50.58       
10 Cara Strodel                 Boise State           10:50.72       
11 Lauren Mills                 Utah                  10:56.47       

Kurt Felix in Second in Heptathlon

Some of the top Heptathletes in the nation are in Nampa this weekend competing at the Jacksons Invite at Jacksons Track.

Romain Martin, for one, has his sights set on coming back to the track for the NCAA Nationals in March.  The Texas-Arlington multi-event star leads through the first day of competition with 3,184 points.  Kurt Felix of Boise State has moved into second, but he is well back with 2,843 points.  Derrick Harris and Donovan Toban of Cal State Northridge are two others with a chance to return to Nampa for Nationals; Harris has 2,825 points after four events and teammate Toban has 2,777.

1.  Romain Martin, Texas-Arlington (3,184 points)
2.  Kurt Felix, Boise State (2,843)
3.  Derrick Harris, Cal State Northridge (2,825)
4.  Donovan Toban, Cal State Northridge (2,777)
5.  Austin Basterrechea, College of Idaho (2,598)
6.  Greyson Kilgore, NNU (2,460)
7.  Anthony Belcher, Boise State (2,291)
8.  Tim Greene, NNU (2,096)
9.  Kevin Finley, Cal State Northridge (1,848)
10.  Mark Wade, NNU (1,689)

Alexi Morton of Boise State Second in Pentathlon at Jacksons Invite

Boise State's Alexi Morton beat Brianna LeRoy of the Pac-12 Utah team by 11 points to finish secondhas amassed 3,414 points to 3,403 for LeRoy.  Olympia Jewett of Cal State Northridge won the event with a solid performance in all five events and a total of 3,604. 
1.  Olympia Jewett, Cal State Northridge (3,604 points)
2.  Alei Morton, Boise State (3,414)
3.  Brianna LeRoy, Utah (3,403)
4.  Jill Bennett, NNU (3,194)
5.  Jordan DuFault, Cal State Northridge (3,032)
6.  Suzie Vozarova, Utah (3,116)
7.  Marie Smith, NNU (2,983)
8.  Kimberley Miller, Boise State (2,394)

Jeff Howard Wins Men's 3,000 Meters at Jacksons Invite

Boise State dominated the competition this afternoon in the 3,000.  Jeff Howard led six Broncos in the top seven:

  1 Jeff Howard                  Boise State            8:19.16       
  2 Sawyer Bosch                 Boise State            8:19.89       
  3 Scott Foley                  Unattached Bsu         8:25.82       
  4 Vince Hamilton               Boise State            8:26.45       
  5 Allan Schroeder              Boise State            8:31.52       
  6 Drew O'Donoghue McDonald     Boise State            8:42.99       
  7 Aaron Back                   Boise State            8:45.19

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Boise State Wrestlers Host #20 Oregon State Friday

Boise State's young wrestling squad has been improving.  Whether it's enough to give Oregon State, the nation's #20 team, a tough fight may be another story. 

OSU put away the Broncos in Corvallis earlier this year 32-10 and features five nationally-ranked wrestlers.  Sounds a lot like Boise State in past years. 

Admission is just $6 for adults, $4 for youth and senior citizens.  Action begins Friday night at 7 at Taco Bell Arena.

Bronco Gymnasts #13 in This Week's Gymnastics Poll

RankTeam NameTeam AveRegionConference
1 Arkansas 196.775 SC SEC 1 197.225 -
- UCLA 196.775 W PAC 12 1 197.575 -
3 Utah 196.713 NC PAC 12 1 197.400 -
4 Nebraska 196.575 SC Big 10 1 197.375 -
5 Oklahoma 196.433 SC Big 12 1 197.450 -
6 Alabama 196.325 C SEC 1 196.475 -
7 Georgia 196.275 SE SEC 1 196.525 -
8 Florida 196.158 SE SEC 1 196.275 -
9 Penn State 196.000 NE Big 10 1 196.125 -
10 Oregon State 195.675 W PAC 12 1 196.525 -
11 Ohio State 195.483 C Big 10 1 195.900 -
12 Stanford 195.413 W PAC 12 1 195.925 -
13 Boise State 195.288 W Mountain West 1 196.175 -
14 Illinois-Champaign 194.900 SC Big 10 1 195.075 -
15 Arizona 194.763 SC PAC 12 1 195.150 -
16 Auburn 194.725 C SEC 1 195.600 -
17 L.S.U. 194.617 C SEC 1 196.325 -
18 Denver 194.517 NC WAC 1 195.225 -
19 Michigan 194.325 NE Big 10 1 195.500 -
20 Missouri 194.308 SC Big 12 1 195.525 -
- North Carolina State 194.308 SE EAGL 1 194.675 -
22 Washington 194.108 W PAC 12 1 195.725 -
23 Iowa 194.058 NC Big 10 1 195.075 -
24 Maryland-College Park 194.008 SE EAGL 1 194.225 -
25 West Virginia 194.000 SE EAGL 1 195.100 -

Boise State Tennis Team Travels for Annual California Trip

Once again, we'll have a good indication of how good #48 Boise State's tennis team is.  When they've gone into California and won their matches, they make the NCAA Tournament.  When they lose one or both, they don't.  Lately, it's been that simple.

The Broncos are in Stanford, California for play in the ITA Kickoff Weekend.  Boise State will play the Broncos of #50 Santa Clara Friday at 11 a.m.  #6 Stanford meets #62 Saint Mary's in the other match.  The winners of those two matches will meet in the Kickoff Weekend championships with the losers also squaring off. 

Damian Hume is ranked#25 in singles while James Meredith is #31.

UNLV Survives Boise State 77-72 in Overtime

Mike Moser had 18 points and 21 rebounds as #12 UNLV held off a determined Boise State team for a 77-72 win in overtime last night in Taco Bell Arena. 

Chase Stanback added 15 points and Oscar Bellfield had 13 for the Runnin' Rebels who couldn't shake the Broncos in the second half.  Coach Leon Rice's team battled back to tie the game and send it into overtime.  but UNLV took care of business in the extra period as good teams do.  Bellfield netted a three-pointer that put Vegas up 70-65 with 2:03 left and Moser sank two free throws in the final minute to seal the win, UNLV's 19th on the season against just three defeats.

Boise State, meanwhile, is still seeking its first Mountain West Conference win, despite the fact that they can play well enough to take UNLV to overtime.  They have the start of the game to thank, as UNLV ran out to a 12-0 lad while Boise State missed their first seven shots.  Derrick Marks scored a career-high 21 to lead the Broncos and Thomas Bropleh came off the bench to score 17 points and added 13 rebounds.

Boise State had a brief lead 33-31 but Moser hit three pointers, Kendall Wallace buried a trey and Bellfield's layup on a fast break put the Runnin' Rebels up 48-39 with 12:51 left.  Tre Nichols then scored nine points in the next five minutes as the Broncos went back on top 56-55.  Another three from Bellfield with 4:39 remaining gave UNLV the lead 63-59 and Brice Massamba was able to hit one of two free throws on the next possession to build a 64-59 lead.

Once again, the Broncos battled back.  Anthony Drmic hit a three pointer and Marks hit two free throws to tie the game at 64 with 59 seconds left.  Both teams had shots in the final minute but couldn't break the tie.

Despite the poor start, Boise State proved that playing good defense can keep you in a game, even if it is against the nation's 12th-best team.  A baseline drive that Marks finished with a punctuating dunk led his team back, and his jumper with 43 seconds left gave Boise State its first lead of the game 27-26.  Just Hawkins gave UNLV the lead at halftime 29-27 on a three-pointer with eight seconds left.

Boise State hosts Wyoming Saturday night.  It will be interesting to see if Boise State plays as well as they did last night.  If they do, they'll get a double digit win. 

Jacksons Invite Draws Top Talent

The prestige of hosting the NCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships has its benefits.

Once again, some of the top talent in the country is coming to Idaho for a regular-season meet (They want to get a feel for the track they'll be competing on for Nationals.)  Georgia is the top draw at the Jacksons Invite this week; the Bulldog women are #13 in the nation while the UGA men are #23.  Other nationally-ranked teams include Utah, Utah State, Idaho State and Weber State, while 12 other collegiate teams will be in town.  Over 600 student-athletes are scheduled to compete.

Kurt Felix, Boise State's all-around athlete and great guy, is ranked #8 in the nation in the heptathlon and 22nd in the high jump, while Eetu Viitala is #13 in the long jump and Trevor Kraychir is 16th in the weight throw.  Mele Vaisima (#24 in the weight throw) and Alexi Morton (#25 in the pentathlon) are the only Bronco women in the Top 25.

The women's pentathlon will get things rolling Friday at 10:30.  The 60-meter dash starts the men's heptathlon Friday morning at 11.  Individual events kick off at 4 p.m. Friday.  There is a full schedule for Saturday, with events beginning at 9 a.m.  Tickets are just $5 per session with students and senior citizens admitted for $3.  An even better is the All Sports Pass, which I helped initiate at Boise State.  For only $50, the Pass entitles to a year's admission of all wrestling, softball, women's basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer and outdoor track and field. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Great Effort By Boise State Falls Short in Overtime

Boise State can't play any better than they did tonight.  They took #12 UNLV down to the wire and then some, before falling in overtime 77-72.

A five-point loss.  To a team that is now 19-3 on the season.  The problem with this of course is this:  If they can take UNLV to overtime, they shouldn't lose to anyone the rest of the season except UNLV and San Diego State.  Yep, the Broncos have let the cat out of the bag as to how good they are and how well they can play.

So we'll all be watching as you go on a long winning streak from here Broncos.  Anything else would be a letdown after tonight.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Boise State Hosts #12 UNLV Wednesday Night

Boise State will host #12 UNLV tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Taco Bell Arena and will be trying for their first Mountain West Conference victory.

The Broncos downed the Rebels 84-69 the last time the two teams met in Boise.  The occasion was the 2004 National Invitation Tournament.  UNLV defeated Boise State 75-72 last year in Las Vegas.

Boise State is 4-6 at home against Top 25 teams, including two in a row, defeating #20 BYU (73-70) in 2007 and #21 Utah State (66-56) in 2009.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Jimmy Lake is New Boise State Defensive Backs Coach

According to numerous sources, Jimmy Lake will be the new defensive backs coach at Boise State.  He has some big shoes to fill with the departure of popular Marcel Yates to Texas A&M.  Yates not only had a strong rapport with his players; he was also one of Boise State's best recruiters because of his connection to student-athletes.
Lake has been a coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL in a similar position. 

Prior to that, Lake was the cornerbacks coach at the University of Washington and he coached DB's at Eastern Washington for four seasons.  Lake is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Washington.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tyler Shoemaker with 1 catch for 8 yards

We're in the second half of the East-West Shrine Game.  Boise State wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker, who broke the school record for touchdown receptions this year with Kellen Moore throwing to him, has one catch for eight yards.

If they're not careful, they're going to realize that Kellen Moore is a much better quarterback than they think he is.  The current West QB's aren't breaking any records.

Boise State Turns Back Oregon State 148-114

As promised, Blue Through and Through has the swimming results before anyone in the state of Idaho.  The Broncos downed Oregon State today 148-114.

Broncos Falling Apart in Fort Worth

Something happened on the way to their first Mountain West win.  The Broncos had a comfortable 31-21 lead at the half but now with 1:38 left, they trail 54-50 to TCU.  Boise State is shooting just 37% from the field and just 65% from the free-throw line.

Broncos Lead TCU 31-21

Halftime score.

Broncos Playing Well at the Moment

Boise State has shot to a 28-19 lead with four minutes left against TCU.

Boise State Tied With TCU

In the early going, the Bronco basketball team is battling TCU to a tie.  It's 8-8 with 11:24 left in the first half down at Taco Bell Arena.

Morill Tops Stanford Runners to Win 800 Meters

  1 Rici Morill                  Boise State            2:15.39       
  2 Sarah McCurdy                Stanford               2:16.24       
  3 Laura Vogel                  Stanford               2:17.24       
  4 Aleina Eisenhauer-Winger     Utah Valley            2:17.99       
  5 Lora Marchini                Sacramento St.         2:18.47       
  6 Terresa Mallory              Sacramento St.         2:20.95       
  7 Marie Brashears              UC Irvine              2:23.37       
  8 Sydni Samuels                Utah Valley            2:25.01       

Lady Broncos Host TCU Tonight

Coach Gordy Presnell's team has fared well in the beginning of the Mountain West Conference season.  Tonight, the Lady Broncos host TCU in a key battle.  Tipoff is at 7 in Taco Bell Arena.

Boise State Swimming Team Hosts Oregon State Today

The talented Boise State swimming and diving team hosts Oregon State today at the Boise West YMCA.  It is underway and Blue Through and Through will be first in Idaho to provide you with results.

Bronco Basketball Team Takes on TCU

Boise State's basketball team, reeling from a pair of losses to open the Mountain West season, have to rally around each other this afternoon.  They are in Forth Worth, Texas for a meeting with TCU.  Tipoff is at 1:30.

Bronco Gymnasts Score Resounding Victory

The Boise State gymnastics team turned in another solid performance in defeating Sacramento State 196.175 to 191.875 in the 10th annual Beauty and the Beast competition in Taco Bell Arena.  And they even brought along the Bronco wrestlers for a win.  The young Bronco wrestling team, which has yet to step into the shoes of graduating seniors who established Boise State as a then-national power, defeated North Dakota State 21-16.
Junior Brittany Potvin-Green had two career bests to lead the Lady Broncos to the impressive victory.  Potvin-Green won he vault with a score of 9.875, placed second on the beam with a 9.80, placed third on the floor with a career-best 9.850 and finished third on the uneven bars with a mark of 9.825.  Potvin-Green thus delighted the crowd of 2,845 and captured her first career all-around title with a sparkling 39.350.

Erica Oswalt finished second in the vault with a career-best 9.850.  Senior Lindsay Kazandjian and freshman Kelsey Morris tied for the top uneven bars score, each notching career-bests of 9.850.  The Broncos' biggest chance for improvement is on the beam, where Potvin-Green and Kazandjian tied for second with 9.80 scores.  The Broncos, as a team, however, scored only 48.775 points.

Amanda Otuafi registered a career-best of her own of 9.90 to win the floor competition. 

Sacramento State earned team scores of 48.625 on vault, 48.150 on bars, 46.625 on beam and 48.475 on floor.

The Broncos travel to Logan next Friday for a tough match against Utah State and Southern Utah.

Team Results
1) Boise State 196.175
2) SAC 191.875

VAULT Results
1)  Brittany Potvin-Green (Boise State) 9.875
2)  Erica Oswalt (Boise State) 9.850
3)  Amanda Otuafi (Boise State) 9.825, Hailey Gaspar (Boise State) 9.825
5) Kalliah McCartney (SAC) 9.800
6) Ciera Perkins (Boise State) 9.775

BARS Results
1)  Lindsay Kazandjian (Boise State) 9.850, Kelsey Morris (Boise State) 9.850
3)  Kelsey Black (Boise State) 9.825, Ciera Perkins (Boise State) 9.825, Brittany Potvin-Green (Boise State) 9.825
6) Nicole Meiller (SAC) 9.750

BEAM Results
1) Kalliah McCartney (SAC) 9.825
2)  Brittany Potvin-Green (Boise State) 9.800, Lindsay Kazandjian (Boise State) 9.800
4)  Bekah Gher (Boise State) 9.775
5)  Hailey Gaspar (Boise State) 9.700, Kelsey Morris (Boise State) 9.700

FLOOR Results
1) Amanda Otuafi (Boise State) 9.900
2) Kailey Hansen (SAC) 9.875
3)  Brittany Potvin-Green (Boise State) 9.850
4)  Ciera Perkins (Boise State) 9.825
5)  Caitlin Mann (Boise State) 9.775
6)  Hailey Gaspar (Boise State) 9.725

 All-Around Results
1)  Brittany Potvin-Green (Boise State) 39.350
2) Kalliah McCartney (SAC) 39.025

Boise State:  VAULT: 49.150, BARS: 49.175, BEAM: 48.775, FLOOR: 49.075

Broncos Prevail over Utah State 5-2

The Boise State women's tennis team opened its 2012 campaign with a 5-2 win over Utah State at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center in Bose.  Sonia Klamczynska, Marlena Pietzuch, Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil recorded singles wins to boost the Broncos to victory.

Basil and Vo got the afternoon started with an 8-1 win at #2 doubles.  Boise State clinched the doubles point when Klamczynska and Kaitlyn Brown downed Monica Abella and Brianna Rowland-Harris 8-2 at #3 doubles.  Utah State won the first singles match to be decided as Abella defeated Brown 6-0, 6-2.  Vo came in next, winning her match 6-1, 6-1.

USU drew even again when McKenzie Davis downed Manuela Pietzuch 6-4, 6-2.  But all three remaining Broncos won their matches to give their team a win.  Marlena Pietzuch took care of business at #2 singles with a 6-3, 6-1 win, Basil captured a 6-3, 6-3 victory and Klamczynska brought it home with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jaci West at #1 singles.

The Lady Broncos host Denver Sunday morning at the Boas Center off of Boise Avenue.  The match begins at 9 a.m.

Final Match Summary

Utah State at Boise State
Jan. 20, 2012
Boise, Idaho
At Boise State University (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)

Doubles (Order of Finish: 2,3,1)
1. West/Davis (USU) def. Pietzuch/Pietzuch (Boise State), 8-7 (6)
2. Basil/Vo (Boise State) def. Voytsekhovich/Nedakovic (USU), 8-1
3. Klamczynska/Brown (Boise State) def. Abella/Brianna Rowland-Harris (USU), 8-2

Singles (Order of Finish: 6, 4, 3, 2, 5, 1)

1.  Sonia Klamczynska 
(Boise State) def. Jaci West (USU), 6-0, 6-1
2.  Marlena Pietzuch 
(Boise State) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU), 6-3, 6-1
3.  McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (Boise State), 6-4, 6-2
4.  Sandy Vo
(Boise State) def. Romina Nedakovic (USU), 6-1, 6-1
5.  Morgan Basil 
(Boise State) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU), 6-3, 6-3
6.  Monica Abella (USU) def. Kaitlyn Brown (Boise State), 6-0, 6-2

Boise State Takes 5 of Top 8 Positions in Men's Mile

  1 Cliff Nielson                Utah Valley            4:14.54       
  2 Drew O'Donoghue McDonald     Boise State            4:14.92       
  3 Allan Schroeder              Boise State            4:16.60       
  4 Chris Dorton                 Utah Valley            4:17.50       
  5 Sawyer Bosch                 Boise State            4:19.09       
  6 Vince Hamilton               Boise State            4:19.54       
  7 Aaron Back                   Boise State            4:20.09       
  8 Macy Butterfield             Utah Valley            4:21.82       

Mele Vaisima Wins Weight Throw

  1 Mele Vaisima                 Boise State             19.33m       
  2 Whitney Ashley               San Diego St.           18.77m       
  3 Alyssa Osai                  Unattached Bsu          18.37m       
  4 Jasmine Burrell              San Diego St.           18.27m       
  5 Ify Agwuenu                  Sacramento St.          17.22m       
  6 Ellie Fanaika                San Diego St.           17.16m       
  7 Erinn Jones                  Sacramento St.          16.06m       
  8 Sarah Yoldi                  Sacramento St.          15.85m       

Alexi Morton Wins High Jump at Bronco Invitational

  1 Alexi Morton                 Boise State              1.65m       
  1 Carrington Mahr              San Diego St.            1.65m       
  3 Moira Robinson               Sacramento St.           1.60m       
  4 Baiba Celma                  Sacramento St.           1.55m       
  4 Makira Kuan-Rackham          Utah Valley              1.55m       
  6 Courtney Schroeder           Northwest Nazarene      J1.55m       
  7 Zarria McKearney             Sacramento St.          J1.55m       
  8 Jasmyn Jewett                Northwest Nazarene      J1.55m       

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stanford Headlines Bronco Invitational Tomorrow

Last week, Boise State welcomed the famous Oregon track program to Boise.  This week, Stanford will visit the great facility at Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa.

The Cardinal join Idaho, Sacramento State, Utah State, NNU, San Diego State, Nevada, Utah Valley, UC Riverside, the College of Idaho, TVCC, UC-Irvine and Westminster of Utah in the competition.  Action gets underway at 9 a.m. with the running events beginning at 10.  Tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students.

Boise State Tradition Beauty and the Beast Celebrates 10th Year

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tyrone Crawford Invited to NFL Combine

Star Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford has been invited to the NFL Combine, and was told to work on linebacking skills.  The Broncos not only broke but shattered the school record with eight players invited this year.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Boise State's Ryan Clady Selected for Another Pro Bowl

Denver was knocked off last week, but it wasn't because of Ryan Clady.  The former Bronco All-American tackle was chosen once again to go to the NFL Pro Bowl.  Congrats to Ryan!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Broncos Take Five Titles in Blue & Orange Opener

Going against competition such as Oregon, BYU, UTEP and Nevada, the Boise State indoor track team captured five titles in the Blue and Orange Opener at Jackson's Track in Nampa yesterday.

Mele Vaisima topped the field in the weight throw with an outstanding mark of 64'-5" and also finished third in the shot put (43'-3").  Mackenzie Flannigan won the 300-meters in 39.8 while freshman Megan Kelley immediately proved her worth with a win in the 400-meters (58.07).  Trevor Kraychir won the men's weight throw with a mark of 64'11.5" while Kurt Felix cleared 6'-10.25" to win the high jump and set a career best in the pole vault (14'-1.25").
Taryn Campos took second to teammate Kelley in the 400 with a time of 58.31.  Racquel Jones placed second in the long jump by leaping 18'-5".  Tajanee Simmons placed third in the 300 with a time of 42.10.  Kady Stafford gave Vaisima support in the weight throw with a third-place finish of 48-4.  Freshman Debra Johnson finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 37-1.25.  Danielle Valentine cleared 12'-1.5" to finish third in the pole vault.  
Chase Sexton finished second in the shot put for the Broncos with a heave of 55-3.5.  Justin Maines captured second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.12) while Karrie Butler (49.38) and Jeff Daw (49.45) finished second and third, respectively, in the 400.  

Boise State will be back in action next Saturday at Jackson's with the Bronco Invitational.

Lady Broncos Down Air Force To Move To 2-0 In Mountain West Play

The Boise State women's basketball team fared better than their male counterparts, even though the Lady Broncos took on Air Force on the road while the men stayed at home.  Coach Gordy Presnell's team held off the Falcon women 81-75 as Boise State rebounded from a halftime deficit with a 14-4 run to take control.

Lauren Lenhardt, Kati Isham and Heather Pilcher combined for 61 points for Boise State in their fourth consecutive win.  Lenhardt hit 10-of-20 shots from the floor, seven-of-eight from the free throw line and even connected on two three pointers to score a season-high 29.  Isham had 19, with 14 of those in the second half, including four long-range bombs.  Pilcher had 13 points, three rebounds, six assists and four steals.  This is the seventh time this season that the Lady Broncos have scored 80 or more points.  Presnell's Broncos are now 11-6 overall and 2-0 in conference.

Boise State started out strong with a 7-0 lead, then hit just five points in the next nine minutes of play.  Air Force went into the locker room with a 33-32 lead.  Lenhardt scored 14 points in the first half.  

Boise State began the second half with a run that rewarded them with a 45-37 lead with 16:47 to play.  The Broncos never trailed after that, showing the importance of starting the half strong.  Air Force did pull within two twice at 71-69 with 2:49 left and at 77-75 with 19 seconds left.  But Cinnamon Lister and Pilcher converted two free throws each down the stretch to preserve the win.

The Broncos shot a blistering 51.7% in the second half and finished at 44.4%.  They calmly sank 16-of-17 free throws and hit half their shots (9-18) from three-point range.

Dymond James led three Falcons in double-figure scoring with 24 points to go with 10 rebounds. Michelle Ivy was next with 18 points and seven rebounds, followed by Alicia Leipprandt with 16. 

Boise State returns home for a nationally-televised game against Colorado State Tuesday Night at 6 in Taco Bell Arena.

Final Game Summary

Boise State at Air Force
1/14/12 2:00 p.m. at USAFA, Colo. (Clune Arena)


BOISE STATE (11-6, 2-0)

LENHARDT, Lauren 10-20 7-8 29; ISHAM, Kati 6-11 3-3 19; PILCHER, Heather 4-11 4-4 13; LISTER, Cinnamon 2-4 2-2 6; ENGEL, Keiahnna 2-4 0-0 4; BRADY, Nicole 1-5 0-0 3; MARSHALL, Julia 1-2 0-0 3; LEE, Diana 1-3 0-0 2; POTEET, Kinzi 1-1 0-0 2; VANDIVER, Amber 0-2 0-0 0; MUNNS, Mandy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-63 16-17 81.

AIR FORCE (5-12, 0-2)
JAMES, Dymond 7-17 10-13 24; IVEY, Michelle 7-9 4-5 18; LEIPPRANDT, Alicia 6-20 3-4 16; MEDINA, Cherae 2-3 2-2 7; BOHANNON, Kami 2-4 0-0 4; SATTERFIELD, Jamela 2-2 0-0 4; THOMPSON, Camille 1-3 0-0 2; SORRERA, Danielle 0-3 0-0 0; JOHNSON, Angela 0-0 0-0 0; BLAGOWSKY, Jimi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-61 19-24 75.

Boise State...................   32   49  -   81
Air Force.....................   33   42  -   75

3-point goals--Boise State 9-18 (ISHAM, Kati 4-8; LENHARDT, Lauren 2-2; PILCHER, Heather 1-3; BRADY, Nicole 1-1; MARSHALL, Julia 1-2; LEE, Diana 0-1; ENGEL, Keiahnna 0-1), Air Force 2-7 (MEDINA, Cherae 1-2; LEIPPRANDT, Alicia 1-3; SORRERA, Danielle 0-1; JAMES, Dymond 0-1). Fouled out--Boise State-None, Air Force-None. Rebounds--Boise State 36 (POTEET, Kinzi 8; BRADY, Nicole 8), Air Force 38 (JAMES, Dymond 10). Assists--Boise State 19 (PILCHER, Heather 6), Air Force 18 (THOMPSON, Camille 5; LEIPPRANDT, Alicia 5). Total fouls--Boise State 23, Air Force 16. Technical fouls--Boise State-None, Air Force-None. A-497

#14 Lady Broncos Top #16 Washington

The new-look Boise State gymnastics team opened the season with a superior effort, downing #16 Washington 194.40 to 193.425 in Taco Bell Arena last Friday night.  

Coming off a year in which they missed qualifying for Nationals by less than a quarter of a point, Boise State will feature nine freshmen this season, with 16 of their 24 routines coming from underclassmen.  That the Broncos can lose so many stars from last year's team and still perform this well in the season opener is a tribute to Bronco coaches Neil Resnick and Tina Bird.

"We are happy with our score for being an opening meet and the mistakes we made tonight are easily in our control to fix," said co-head coach Bird.  "We are really proud of how the team did tonight, especially the freshmen."
Freshman Ciera Perkins won bars with a score of 9.90 and also scored on vault and floor.  Fellow freshman Kelsey Morris finished third on bars while another frosh, Caitlin Mann, was third on floor.

Boise State opened up with a 48.925 on vault, as sophomore Amanda Otuafi and junior Brittany Potvin-Green tied for second with 9.825 scores.  Senior Lindsay Kazandjian (9.825) finished second on bars while Morris rang up a 9.80 to finish third.  Hailey Gaspar (9.775) heled Boise State to a 48.125 on beam, leaving the Broncos just one event from pulling off a big win.
Junior Hailey Gaspar led the team on beam and floor in the season opening meet Friday.
Gaspar scored a 9.775 to finish second on floor exercises as Boise State brought it hope with a 48.275.

Lauren Rogers led Washington with the all-around title (38.95) and a win on vault (9.875).  Megan Whitney captured the beam prize with a 9.80 and McKenzie Fechter scored 9.825 to take first on the floor.

Boise State meets Sacramento State next Friday, January 20 in the Beauty and the Beast meet.  The Bronco wrestlers will take on North Dakota State in the popular promotion in Taco Bell Arena.

Team Results:
1) BSU 194.400
2) Washington 193.425

VAULT Results
1) Rogers, Lauren (Washington) 9.875
2) Otuafi, Amanda (BSU) 9.825, Potvin-Green, Brittany (BSU) 9.825
4) Whitney, Megan (Washington) 9.800
5) Vaccher, Aliza (Washington) 9.775, Black, Kelsey (BSU) 9.775
7) Perkins, Ciera (BSU) 9.750, Gaspar, Hailey (BSU) 9.750
9) Podlucky, Madison (Washington) 9.675
10) Oswalt, Erica (BSU) 9.600
11) Engreitz, Ruby (Washington) 9.550
12) Cline, Amanda (Washington) 9.000

BARS Results
1) Perkins, Ciera (BSU) 9.900
2) Kazandjian, Lindsay (BSU) 9.825
3) Engreitz, Ruby (Washington) 9.800, Morris, Kelsey (BSU) 9.800
5) Black, Kelsey (BSU) 9.775, Potvin-Green, Brittany (BSU) 9.775
7) Rogers, Lauren (Washington) 9.750
8) Vaccher, Aliza (Washington) 9.650, Mann, Caitlin (BSU) 9.650
10) Fechter, McKenzie (Washington) 9.625
11) Cline, Amanda (Washington) 9.600
12) Akaogi, Hatsune (Washington) 9.200

BEAM Results:
1) Whitney, Megan (Washington) 9.800, Fechter, McKenzie (Washington) 9.800
3) Gaspar, Hailey (BSU) 9.775
4) Vaccher, Aliza (Washington) 9.750, Engreitz, Ruby (Washington) 9.750
6) Bixler, Paige (Washington) 9.725
7) Kazandjian, Lindsay (BSU) 9.700, Gher, Bekah (BSU) 9.700
9) Morris, Kelsey (BSU) 9.675
10) Rogers, Lauren (Washington) 9.575
11) Cinfio, Alessandra (BSU) 9.275
12) Oswalt, Erica (BSU) 8.525

FLOOR Results:
1) Fechter, McKenzie (Washington) 9.825
2) Gaspar, Hailey (BSU) 9.775
3) Rogers, Lauren (Washington) 9.750, Mann, Caitlin (BSU) 9.750
5) Black, Kelsey (BSU) 9.625
6) Perkins, Ciera (BSU) 9.600
7) Tham, Phoebe (Washington) 9.525, Otuafi, Amanda (BSU) 9.525
9) Cline, Amanda (Washington) 9.200, Engreitz, Ruby (Washington) 9.200
11) Podlucky, Madison (Washington) 9.100
12) Potvin-Green, Brittany (BSU) 9.025

All-Around Results:
1) Rogers, Lauren (Washington) 38.950
2) Engreitz, Ruby (Washington) 38.300

BSU: VAULT: 48.925, BARS: 49.075, BEAM: 48.125, FLOOR: 48.275
VAULT: Otuafi, Amanda 9.825, Potvin-Green, Brittany 9.825, Black, Kelsey 9.775, Perkins, Ciera 9.750*, Gaspar, Hailey 9.750, Oswalt, Erica 9.600*

BARS: Perkins, Ciera 9.900*, Kazandjian, Lindsay 9.825, Morris, Kelsey 9.800*, Black, Kelsey 9.775, Potvin-Green, Brittany 9.775, Mann, Caitlin 9.650*

BEAM: Gaspar, Hailey 9.775, Kazandjian, Lindsay 9.700, Gher, Bekah 9.700, Morris, Kelsey 9.675*, Cinfio, Alessandra 9.275, Oswalt, Erica 8.525*

FLOOR: Gaspar, Hailey 9.775, Mann, Caitlin 9.750*, Black, Kelsey 9.625, Perkins, Ciera 9.600*, Otuafi, Amanda9.525*, Potvin-Green, Brittany 9.025

* Personal Record

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Boise State Loses to Air Force, 74-59

The Bronco basketball team has a long ways to go to rise to the level necessary to compete in the Mountain West.  The Broncos fell to Air Force on their home court 74-59 this afternoon.

Air Force Leads Boise State 16-15

I told you in my preview article this would be a contrast in styles.  Air Force wants a slower tempo and right now they are dictating the tempo.  Halfway though the first half, Air Force leads by one in Taco Bell Arena.

Boise State Set New Record for Students in Fall Semester

Boise State set a new school record for Fall enrollment with 19,664 students in the recently completed semester.  Hard to believe the archaic Idaho State Legislature hasn't gotten with the 21st century and realized that they need to support the school that educates the most students, rather than wasting money on universities with dwindling enrollments and resources.

New Record for Degree-Seeking Students at Boise State

The recently completed Fall semester at Boise State drew a record 18,892 students who were seeking degrees.  The number includes 16,835 students seeking undergraduate degrees and 2,057 graduates.

Some other facts about the students at Boise State:  82.3% of the freshman class came to Boise State straight from high school, compared with 78.3% just five years ago.  92.5% of the freshmen are full-time, compared with 83.5% in 2007.  There are now 443 international students at Boise State, with students coming from China, Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, Canada, Germany and beyond.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chances Dimming for a Bronco in the Super Bowl

With the disappointing loss by Detroit in the Wild Card game last week, there are two Boise State players who are still alive in the NFL playoffs.  Tackle Ryan Clady and his Denver Broncos take on New England while fullback Korey Hall is with New Orleans, which plays San Francisco this weekend.

Both Denver and New Orleans are underdogs.

Bronco Wrestlers Take On Utah Valley

The Boise State wrestling team, which has struggled to a 1-6 record this season, will try to right the ship when they face Utah Valley tonight at 7.

Utah Valley is 2-2 with their only losses coming at the hands of ranked opponents Ohio State and Illinois.  

Lady Broncos Open Mountain West Play with 65-46 Win Over New Mexico

Lauren Lenhardt scored 2 points to pace Boise State to a 65-46 win over New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams last night in Taco Bell Arena.  It was the 600th win for the Bronco program.

"That was one of the best games we played this year and it couldn't of come at a better time," said head coach Grdy Presnell. "I was really pleased with how the team came out and battled hard from the start. Lauren (Lenhardt) did a nice job for us, as did several others. It was a solid team effort in our first Mountain West game."

New Mexico came in leading the conference in defense, allowing opponents just 54.1 points a game but the Broncos clearly played their best game of the season.  Kati Isham added 12 points for Boise State as the Broncos never trailed.  Coach Presnell's team led at the half 35-27. 

The Lady Broncos scored the first 10 points of the second half which, combined with the finish of the first half, completed an 18-4 Boise State run to give Boise State a 45-27 advantage.  New Mexico could never get closer than 11 points the rest of the game.

Lenhardt finished the night with an outstanding nine-of-16 shooting performance with a six rebounds and two blocks.  Isham added five rebounds, an assist and a steal to go with her 12 points.  True freshman Keiahnna Engel contributed nine points, five rebounds, a career-high five steals and an assist.

Porche Torrance scored 11 of her team-high 17 points in the second half and also had a game-high 12 rebounds to lead New Mexico.

Boise State is 10-6 overall while New Mexico fell to 6-9.  The Lady Broncos travel to Air Force (5-11, 0-1 in conference) Saturday afternoon.  The Falcons fell to Colorado State yesterday 73-39.

Final Game Summary

New Mexico vs Boise State

01/11/12 7:06 pm at Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)


NEW MEXICO (6-9, 0-1 MW)

TORRANCE, Porche 7-13 3-4 17; DURBIN, Caroline 6-16 0-2 13; JACKSON, Jayme 3-6 0-0 6; NELSON, Nikki 1-3 2-2 5; TAYLOR, Lauren 1-6 0-0 3; RHOADES, Ashley 1-2 0-0 2; STARK, Emily 0-2 0-0 0; PARKER, Jaime 0-0 0-0 0; NNAJI, Chinyere 0-2 0-0 0; MURAIDA, Maddie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 5-8 46.

BOISE STATE (10-6, 1-0 MW)

LENHARDT, Lauren 9-16 2-2 23; ISHAM, Kati 5-11 1-2 12; ENGEL, Keiahnna 4-12 1-2 9; POTEET, Kinzi 2-5 3-4 7; PILCHERMUNNS, Mandy 0-0 0-0 0; LEE, Diana 0-3 0-0 0; VANDIVER, Amber 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-70 8-12 65.

New Mexico....................   27   19  -   46

Boise State...................   35   30  -   65

3-point goals--New Mexico 3-8 (TAYLOR, Lauren 1-2; DURBIN, Caroline 1-2; NELSON, Nikki 1-3; NNAJI, Chinyere 0-1), Boise State 5-14 (LENHARDT, Lauren 3-4; PILCHER, Heather 1-1; ISHAM, Kati 1-3; BRADY, Nicole 0-2; MARSHALL, Julia 0-1; LEE, Diana 0-2; ENGEL, Keiahnna 0-1). Fouled out--New Mexico-None, Boise State-None. Rebounds--New Mexico 35 (TORRANCE, Porche 12), Boise State 41 (BRADY, Nicole 7). Assists--New Mexico 8 (NELSON, Nikki 3), Boise State 8 (MARSHALL, Julia 4). Total fouls--New Mexico 16, Boise State 13. Technical fouls--New Mexico-None, Boise State-None. A-614

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Miller Named Freshman All-America

Boise State wide receiver Matt Miller was chosen to the Freshman All-America team by the Football Writers of America.

Miller, who set freshman records in receptions (462), yards (679) and touchdown catches (nine), was also named to the Second Team by Yahoo Sports.  Previous Bronco records were held by Austin Pettis, who hd 46 catches for six touchdowns in 2007 and Titus Young, who had 639 receiving yards that same season.

#14 Boise State Gymnasts Host #16 Washington

#14 Boise State opens its season with a key match Friday night against #16 Washington.

The meet gets underway at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for juniors and senior citizens.  Students are admitted free.  A $50 Bronco Sports pass, however, is your best way to go because that will get you access to all home games for gymnastics, women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, outdoor track and field and softball.

Washington defeated Michigan State last week on the road, 1973.175 to 191.825.  Washington is the first of four Top 25 teams on Boise State's schedule. 

Come on out and be the difference in this crucial gymnastics meet!

Isham Honored by Mountain West

Kati Isham was singled out for her play last week by the Mountain West Conference, which named Isham the Player of the Week.

Isham helped the Broncos rally to beat former and future Western Athletic Conference rival New Mexico State with a 23-point perfomanc.  Isham canned 47.1% from the floor (8-17), including a perfect five-for-five from the free throw line,  pulled down a careerh-high six rebounds, and had two assists, a block and a steal.  With the Broncos trailing by five with five and a half minutes remaining, Isham hit six consecutive points to give Boise State its first lead 50-49.  Isham also scored the final four points with a layup and two fre throws as the Broncos prevailed 56-53.

Boise State #6 in Final College Football Coaches Poll

Coaches Poll
Rankings updated (01/10/2012)
Overall: 12-1
Conference: 8-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/09 defeated LSU 21-014752
Overall: 13-1
Conference: 9-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/09 lost to Alabama 0-2114041
3Oklahoma State
Overall: 12-1
Conference: 8-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 defeated Stanford 41-3813673
Overall: 12-2
Conference: 9-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 defeated Wisconsin 45-3812905
Overall: 11-2
Conference: 6-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/06 defeated Kansas State 29-1611887
6Boise State
Overall: 12-1
Conference: 6-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/22 defeated Arizona State 56-2411626
Overall: 11-2
Conference: 8-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 lost to Oklahoma State 38-4111064
8South Carolina
Overall: 11-2
Conference: 6-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 defeated Nebraska 30-1310849
Overall: 11-2
Conference: 6-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/03 defeated Virginia Tech 23-2092512
10Michigan State
Overall: 11-3
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 defeated Georgia 33-3091213
Overall: 11-3
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 lost to Oregon 38-459118
Overall: 10-3
Conference: 6-3
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/29 defeated Washington 67-5677516
Overall: 11-2
Conference: 7-0
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/21 defeated Louisiana Tech 31-2471015
Overall: 13-1
Conference: 8-1
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 defeated Penn State 30-1467317
Overall: 10-3
Conference: 6-3
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/30 defeated Iowa 31-1461019
16Kansas State
Overall: 10-3
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/06 lost to Arkansas 16-2960210
17Virginia Tech
Overall: 11-3
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/03 lost to Michigan 20-2357411
18West Virginia
Overall: 10-3
Conference: 5-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/04 defeated Clemson 70-3355422
19Southern Mississippi
Overall: 12-2
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/24 defeated Nevada 24-1742921
Overall: 10-4
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 lost to Michigan State 30-3334518
Overall: 10-3
Conference: 5-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/31 defeated Vanderbilt 31-2424824
Overall: 10-4
Conference: 7-2
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/04 lost to West Virginia 33-7023714
23Florida State
Overall: 9-4
Conference: 5-3
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/29 defeated Notre Dame 18-1420525
Overall: 9-4
Conference: 5-3
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
01/02 lost to South Carolina 13-3014420
25Brigham Young
Overall: 10-3
Conference: 0-0
Statistics | Schedule | Roster
12/30 defeated Tulsa 24-217926
Others Receiving Votes: Northern Illinois (11-3) 36; Missouri (8-5) 33; Texas (8-5) 29; Auburn (8-5) 28; Rutgers (9-4) 11; Penn State (9-4) 10; Texas A&M (7-6) 5; Virginia (8-5) 4; Temple (9-4) 2; Washington (7-6) 2; Arkansas State (10-3) 1; La.-Lafayette (9-4) 1; Ohio (10-4) 1; Florida (7-6) 1; Mississippi State (7-6) 1; Notre Dame (8-5) 1