Saturday, February 9, 2013

Broncos Win Their 16th Over Wyoming 68-61

Boise State had a 17-point lead, but Wyoming cut it to six late.  Anthony Drmic had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead the Broncos while Derrick Marks had 17 points and five boards.  Boise State is 16-7 on the season and 4-5 in the MWC.  The Broncos are now half a game behind Air Force for fifth in the conference.

Lady Broncos Win 8-4

It's a final in Tempe, with the Boise State softball team winning.  The Lady Broncos are now 2-1 and face two important tests tomorrow against Oregon and Arizona State.

Boise State Leads Wyoming 37-19

Broncos haven't gotten a lot of breaks on the road, but they are 9-1 at home.  Tonight, Boise State leads Wyoming 37-19 at the half.

S.F. Austin Comes Back

S.F. Austin in their final at-bat and making the most of it.  They have already scored two on a two-run homer, still no one out, and now a runner on first.  Broncos lead 8-4 in the top of the 7th.

Lady Broncos Lead SF Austin 8-2

Boise State batting in the bottom of the 6th.

Broncos Grab Early Lead Over Wyoming

Boise State has come to play tonight in Taco Bell Arena.  The Broncos lead 20-12.

Lady Broncos Lead 8-2

Boise State has extended their lead to 8-2 over S.F. Austin.

Bridges With 2-Run Single

The powerful Bronco proved she could do the little things that help her team win.  Devon lined a single up the middle with the bases loaded, scoring 2.  Broncos lead S.F. Austin 5-2, still with no one out in the second.

Boise State Softball Team Takes 3-2 Lead

The Lady Broncos trying for a double-win today in Tempe, Arizona.  Earlier, they whipped Northwestern 11-3.

In the nightcap, the Broncos have taken a 3-2 lead over Stephen F. Austin in the second.  Tara Glover's single up the middle drove in the go-ahead run.  Still no one out.  Bases are loaded for one Ms. Devon Bridges.

Wiles Wins 3,000

Good day for Boise State at the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa.  Zach Wiles won an easy victory in the 3,000, timed in 8:32.28.

Bettles Wins at #1 Singles, Broncos Beat Minnesota

The Boise State men's tennis team won on the road over a Big 10 team today, 4-2.  They are still playing at #2 singles, but it won't matter; the Broncos have clinched a big win.  Congrats Coach Patton and team!

Pogostkin Wins at #4 Singles

I'm able to determine the results of the singles matches, despite the best efforts of Minnesota to hide the score.  Fillipp Pogostkin courageously battled back from a 6-3 loss in the first set to win the next two, 6-3 and 6-1 and take the match.  Boise State leads 3-2.  Boise State lost at #3 and #6 singles.

Update on Bronco-Gopher Match

Down to one match remaining, and Boise State has the Gopher groaning and grunting on every play, plus the Minnesota scorer is embarrassed to update the score.  Can't get much better than that!

Minnesota Scorer Stops Updating

As is usually the case when a big team is losing to Boise State, the Minnesota scorer has stopped updating the tennis match with Boise State.  The Broncos are still a long ways from clinching, but they lead 2-0.

Garrett Patton Puts Broncos Up 2-0

Boise State taking on host Minnesota, and the Broncos have the Gophers down 2-0 as Garrett Patton's singles victory added to Boise State's doubles win.

Boise State Wins Doubles Point Vs. Minnesota

Boise State's men's tennis team has been playing tough competition the last few weeks and so far, the Broncos have nothing to show for it.  If they focus down the stretch, Coach Greg Patton's team might get that first big win of the season today.

Boise State captured the doubles point at Minnesota to take the early 1-0 lead.  The Broncos have won the opening set in three of four matches with two matches still in the first set.

Lady Broncos Lose To Wyoming 77-60

Wyoming found Boise State in a cold spell in the first half and the Cowgirls went on to defeat the Broncos 77-60 in Laramie this afternoon.

Boise State grabbed a 9-4 lead over Wyoming, only to see the home team tie it at 20.  Then, the Cowgirls went on a 17-0 run, and that proved to be the game.  Boise State fought back to get as close as seven in the second half, 53-46, but Wyoming went on a 10-point run to put the contest out of reach.

Boise State dropped to 3-5 in the Mountain West Conference and 11-11 on the year with the loss.

Wiles Wins Men's 3,000

Zach Wiles prevailed in the 3,000-meters this afternoon at Jackson's Track in Nampa in the Boise State Team Challenge.  Wiles finished with a time of 8:32.28.

Treadway, Lucas Top Utah State Runners in Women's 3,000

The Boise State women's track team is showing a little life as a program.  Competing against Nevada and Utah State, among others, Taryn Treadway of Boise State won the 3,000 meters today in Nampa.  Treadway dominated the field with a time of 10:17.68, while teammate Lauren Lucas was second in 10:21.90.

Robertson Wins 200

Paul Robertson of Boise State won the 200-meter run today in the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa.  Robertson sprinted to the tape in 22.11, just ahead of teammate Jeff Daw, who finished in 22.38.

Boise State Men Finish 1-2-3 in 800 Meters

Andy Robertson (1:53.92), Kyle Brush (1:54.27) and Nick Tatro (1:54.51) dominated the men's 800-meter run today in the Boise State Team Challenge at Jackson's Track in Nampa.

Boise State's Rici Morrill Wins Women's 800

Rick Morrill of Boise State topped Nevada's Mariah Gramolini to win the 800-meter run this afternoon at Jackson's Track in Nampa.  Morrill covered the distance in 2:12.21 while Gramolini was clocked in 2:14.80.

Bronco Women Take It To Nevada and Utah State in 400 Meters

Cyntrail Pierce (56.64), Taryn Campos (56.70), Megan Kelley (56.72), Mackenzie Flannigan (57.01) and Chelsey Washington (57.63) finished 1-2-3-4-5 to dominate their counterparts from Nevada and Utah State in the 400-meter dash at the Boise State Team Challenge this afternoon in Nampa.

Lady Broncos Blast Northwestern 11-3

After a disappointing loss to Portland State, the Boise State softball team bounced back for an overpowering 11-3 win over Northwestern of the Big 10 Conference this morning in Tempe, Arizona at the Kajikawa Classic.

The Lady Broncos pounced on three Wildcat pitchers for all 11 runs in the final four innings after Northwestern had taken a 1-0 lead through the first three.  Sarah Barnes got things going in the fourth with a walk.  Brittany McCray doubled, scoring Barnes, and Brittany later scored on one of five errors today by the Wildcats.

In a stellar Bronco fifth, Holly Bourke singled, then Devon Bridges reached on a fielder's choice.  Ashley Palmer followed with a blast over the wall in left center to give Coach Erin Thorpe's team its first lead at 2-1.  Barnes followed with a homer of her own, but Boise State wasn't done yet.  McCray and Jordan Kreiger both reached on errors, and Makenna Weir was safe on a fielder's choice leaving runners on first and second.  Ashley Collier came through with a single that scored Kreiger.  After Glover reached first on another error to load the bases, Bourke's single up the middle scored Weir and Collier.

Bridges ripped a homer in the sixth for a 9-1 Bronco lead.  In the seventh, Glover singled, stole second, and came home on Bourke's single.  Bridges followed with a safety of her own to drive in Bourke.

Rebecca Patton went the route in picking up the win for the Broncos.  Patton scattered seven hits, struck out four and walked one.

Bourke led the Bronco hitting attack with a 3-5 day and three RBI's.  Bridges went 2-5 with the home run and two RBI's while McCray was 2-3.  Amy Letourneau led Northwestern by going 2-3.

Boise State meets Stephen F. Austin this afternoon at 4:30, then challenges Oregon and host Arizona State tomorrow.Boise 

Sexton Wins Shot

Boise State's Chase Sexton captured the shot put title at the BSU Team Challenge Track Meet at Jackson's in Nampa.  Sexton uncorked a throw of 56-9 1/2 to win the event.

Who Rushed for More Yards in Rookie Season--O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell or Doug Martin?

O.J. Simpson averaged just 600 yards per season in his first three years in the NFL.  Earl Campbell had 1,450 yards in his rookie year.

The winner of those three:  Boise State's Doug Martin, who rushed for 1,454 yards this year for Tampa Bay.  The all-time rookie record is held by Eric Dickerson, who exploded for 1,808 yards.

Here is the all-time Top 5 in the NFL:

1.  Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams (1,808 in 1983)
2.  George Rogers, New Orleans Saints (1,674 in 1981)
3.  Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins (1,613 in 2012)
4.  Edgerrin James, Indianapolis Colts (1,553 in 1999)
5.  Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1,454 in 2012)