Friday, March 25, 2016

Boise State's Jacobsen, Krentz and Collantes Earn All-America Honors

BOISE, Idaho--Senior Krystine Jacobsen earned 2016 All-America honors while Maddie Krentz and Sandra Collantes were named Second Team All-America by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastic Coaches today.  It marks the first time in school history that three Broncos were honored in the same season.

Jacobsen finished the regular season tied for #1 in the nation on uneven bars with a Regional Qualifying Score of 9.950.  Jacobsen is the first Bronco to finish the regular season ranked first in any event in Boise State gymnastics history.

"We are so proud of Krystine," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "Another one for the Boise State record books -- finishing the regular season ranked first on bars! Krystine is amazing."

Jacobsen set a new single-season record with nine victories on uneven bars, while her 14 career wins on the apparatus is tied for second in school history.  Jacobsen recorded 9.975 three times this year, including last weekend at the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship to win the league title.

"Krystine has worked tirelessly over the last four years to upgrade her dismount, improve her technique and perfect her form," said co-head coach Neil Resnick. "It all came together for her and we are happy to celebrate her achievement."

Krentz and Collantes both earned spots on the second team after finishing the regular season tied for 12th on floor with an RQS of 9.925.  

"Sandra and Maddie were consistently amazing all season," said Resnick. "We are proud of their accomplishments and leadership."

Boise State competes next Saturday, April 2 at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional as the #3 seed.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Broncos Storm Back To Capture Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

BOISE, Idaho--Behind by a quarter point entering the final rotation, the #15 Boise State gymnastics team came through with an amazing finish on floor to win the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship at Taco Bell Area tonight.

Thanks to a superb performance by Southern Utah, the Broncos had to battle for the win. The Thunderbirds opened up a surprising lead, 49.225 to 48.975 for Boise State, and the Broncos opened on what has been one of their best events--vault. Brigham Young had 48.800 in the opening rotation on beam, while Utah State scored 48.925 on floor. Mackenzie Bennion and Ann Stockwell led the Broncos with 9.850 scores while Mary Francis Bir added a 9.825.

Southern Utah moved to beam, while the Broncos headed to the uneven bars. The Broncos rose to the occasion, with not one performer scoring less than 9.85. Krystine Jacobsen wowed the crowd with what was thought to be a perfect "10", until it was revealed that at least one judge did not score her routine as a 10. Jacobsen wound up with a 9.975 and teammate Diane Mejia chipped in with a superb performance that received a 9.925.

Natalie Trejo of Southern Utah scored a 9.925 on beam, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Broncos' score, and after two rotations, Boise State had more than made up for the difference with a sizzling 49.450 for a two-rotation score of 98.425. The Broncos' bar score of 49.450 was the fifth-highest in school history. Southern Utah was second with a team score of 98.300. BYU, which showed tremendous improvement from earlier in the year, had 98.075, while Utah State totaled 97.950.

Lest anyone thought that the Broncos had assumed command, the Thunderbirds again showed their stuff on the floor with an amazing 49.400 score. Boise State performed admirably on the beam with a 49.025, but heading into the final event, SUU retook the lead, 147.700 to 147.450 for the Broncos. BYU remained in third with a total of 147.100, with Utah State at 146.950.

In order to repeat as conference champions, the Broncos would have to make up a quarter-point in the final rotation of the day. Boise State warmed up on the floor while Southern Utah readied themselves on vault. A feeling of nervousness was evident in the hometown fans, but if the Boise State gymnasts felt it, they didn't show it.

All eyes were on the Bronco floor routines and the Southern Utah vaults.

Paige Urquhart led off with a career-high 9.875 for the Broncos while Caitlyn Kessel managed a 9.725 for the Thunderbirds. Madyson Blake posted a 9.775 on vault for Southern Utah and Boise State's Ann Stockwell scored 9.700. After the first two scores in the last rotation, the Broncos had cut into the lead. They now trailed the Thunderbirds 167.200 to 167.025.

Stacie Webb scored 9.775 for SUU on vault before freshman Shani Remme earned a 9.900 for the Broncos. Senior Maddie Krentz took center stage for Boise State coaches Neil Resnick and Tina Bird and rang up a career-high of 9.95. Boise State had made up the deficit and now led Southern Utah, 186.875 to 186.825. Two performers remained for each team with the Broncos now holding a razor-thin lead.

Virginia Brownsell scored a 9.750 for the Thunderbirds and Sandra Collantes turned in another sensational performance for the Broncos worth 9.95. Going into the final performer, Boise State led 196.825 to 196.600.

When Trejo posted a 9.625 for Southern Utah, the Broncos clinched the championship. But Jacobsen punctuated it with a 9.900 to give Boise State its first back-to-back scores of 197 or better in school history. Boise State set a school mark for team score last weekend (197.325) in a tri-meet with Southern Utah and San Jose State.

The Broncos' clutch floor routines gave the team a school record-tying 49.575.

Seedings and regional pairings will be announced on the NCAA Gymnastics Selection Show Monday at 2 p.m. Mountain Time.

All-MRGC Gymnasts

First Team
Danielle Ramirez, Southern Utah
Bailey McIntire, Utah State
Sandra Collantes, Boise State

Second Team
Makenzie Halliday, BYU
Natalie Trejo, Southern Utah

First Team
Mackenzie Bennion, Boise State
Ann Stockwell, Boise State
Danielle Ramirez, Southern Utah
Makenzie Halliday, BYU
Sin To, BYU

Second Team
Mary Frances Bir, Boise State
Jillian Chappel, Utah State
Bailey McIntire, Utah State
Mackenzie Douglas, BYU 

First Team
Krystine Jacobsen, Boise State
Diana Mejia, Boise State
Bailey McIntire, Utah State 

Second Team
Kirsten Yee, Southern Utah
Natalie Trejo, Southern Utah
Mackenzie Douglas, BYU 

First Team
Danielle Ramirez, Southern Utah
Sarah Means, Boise State
Stacie Webb, Southern Utah
Bailey McIntire, Utah State 

Second Team
Krystine Jacobsen, Boise State
Hayley Sanzotti, Utah State 

First Team
Maddie Krentz, Boise State
Sandra Collantes, Boise State
Natalie Trejo, Southern Utah
Makenzie Halliday, BYU
Second Team
Shani Remme, Boise State
Krystine Jacobsen, Boise State
Mackenzie Douglas, BYU 

MRGC Co-Coaches of the Year
Tina Bird & Neil Resnick, Boise State 

MRGC Gymnast of the Year
Makenzie Halliday, BYU

MRGC Freshman of the Year

Shani Remme, Boise State

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Recap of Bronco Finishes at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships

100 Fly – Brittany Aoyama, 29th (52.89)
100 Back – Sam Wicks, 31st (53.01)
500 Free – Emma Chard, 33rd (4:43.83)
200 Free – Emma Chard, 36th (1:46.55)
200 IM – Sam Wicks, 52nd (2:00.92)

200 Free Relay (Wicks, Aoyama, Abbey Sorensen, Martin) – 22nd (1:30.20)
400 Free Relay (Wicks, Aoyama, Chard, Martin) – 22nd (3:17.40)
800 Free Relay (Chard, Aoyama, Blake Balogh, Felicity Cann) – 22nd (7:08.65)
200 Medley Relay (Wicks, Aoyama, Chard, Martin) – 22nd (1:39.46)

Boise State 200 Freestyle Relay Team Finishes 7th in Heat

The Broncos wrapped up a frustrating week at the NCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships today with a seventh place finish in preliminaries of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Boise State swam a full two seconds slower than their seeded time, which was ranked 14th in the nation, and will not qualify for either the "A" Final or the "B" Final.  The Broncos scored zero points at the championships.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Boise State Swimmers Continue To Struggle

The Bronco 200 freestyle relay team, ranked 13th in the nation, finished last today (22nd) at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Blocks and Steals Now Updated

The best source for Boise State basketball statistics just got bigger and better.  Blue Through and Through has updated season and career statistics for blocks and steals.

Wicks Finishes 52nd in 200 IM

Broncos seem to be intimidated by the field at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.  Sam Wicks finished 52nd in the 200 IM.

Chard with 2nd-Fastest 500 Freestyle Time in School History

Emma Chard finished seventh in her heat today at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, but with a time of 4:43.83.  That places her second in the Bronco record book.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

800 Freestyle Relay Team Finishes 22nd

The Boise State 800-yard freestyle relay team, which was seeded 14th and expected to score points at the NCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships, finished 22nd and does not score any.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Basketball Records Section Updated with Career Free Throws

We are nearing the end of our overhaul of the Boise State Basketball Records* section.  We did this to ensure that we have the most complete and accurate accounting of Boise State basketball records available.

We have now updated the section up to career free throws and attempts.  We still need to complete three-point shooting, games played and games started.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bronco Gymnasts Set School Record for Highest Team Score

Elliott Places Fifth in the Mile

David Elliott ran 4:07.16 to place fifth in the nation in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.  Elliott, who finished eighth last season, earns his second All-America honor.

Boise State will get points in the Learfield Cup for Elliott's performance.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Elliott Qualifies for National Championship Final in the Mile

PlaceAthleteAffiliationTimeHeat (pl)
1Jonah KoechFRUTEP4:07.50Q1 (1)
2Thomas AwadSRPenn4:07.51 (4:07.501)Q1 (2)
3Henry WynneJRVirginia4:07.51 (4:07.504)Q1 (3)
4David ElliottSRBoise State4:07.59Q1 (4)
5Sam PrakelJROregon4:07.76q1 (5)
6Julian OakleySRProvidence4:08.32q1 (6)
7Blake HaneySOOregon4:09.33Q2 (1)
8Adam PalamarJRSyracuse4:09.40Q2 (2)
9Jacob BurchamJROklahoma4:09.46Q2 (3)
10James GowansJRCornell4:09.50Q2 (4)
11Amos BartelsmeyerJRGeorgetown4:09.562 (5)
12Dillon MaggardSOUtah State4:10.132 (6)
13Anass ZouhrySRCal St. Northridge4:10.601 (7)
14Rob NapolitanoJRColumbia4:11.782 (7)
15Joel HubbardJRSyracuse4:11.911 (8)
16Cole WilliamsSRGeorgetown4:12.842 (8)

Career and Season Records for Field Goals Updated and Expanded

In Blue and Through's project to greatly update and expand our Basketball Records* Tab, we have now completed our work in career and season field goals and field goal attempts.  The record book that we keep has now become the top source for Boise State basketball fans.

Ostrander, Elliott Test Their Abilities At NCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships

BOISE, Idaho--Boise State's Allie Ostrander and David Elliott test their mettle this weekend at the NCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.  Both runners are entered in two events; Ostrander will compete in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters, while Elliott will run in the mile and the 3,000.
For Ostrander, this weekend's two races provide an opportunity for her to show her growth this year against a woman who beat her to win the National Cross Country championship.  Molly Seidel of Notre Dame ran away from Ostrander in the final stretches of the 6K, and despite a game effort, Allie was unable to catch her.  

Ostrander and Seidel are two of the favorites in both events this weekend.  Ostrander has the top time in the 3,000 (8:54.27) while Seidel comes in with a season best of 8:57.13.  In the 5,000, the order is reversed, with Seidel clocking a 15:19.64 to win the ACC Championship and Ostrander entering the weekend with the second-best time in that event (15:21.85).  

Although Ostrander and Seidel are two of the top female collegiate distance runners in the nation, their stories are very different.  Ostrander is a freshman, Seidel a senior.  While Ostrander began her college career as the #1 recruit, Seidel has worked hard to make herself better.  Ostrander is already one of the nation's top runners; Seidel has come a long ways since her freshman year.
(Seidel finishing 171st as a sophomore)

In 2012, Seidel helped her Notre Dame team finish third at the Regional Cross Country Championships to qualify for the Nationals.  Seidel finished #217.  Seidel and the Irish again qualified for the 2013 National Championship and Bronco fans remember that event well; while Boise State's Emma Bates was finishing second, Seidel was back at #171.

From those roots, Seidel blossomed into a champion, showing remarkable progress in her junior year.  She not only earned her first All-America honor in cross country (finishing 19th), but then earned All-America honors in both the 5,000 and 10,000 indoors and winning the 2015 national championship in the 10,000.

Ostrander has a chance today to show how far she's come since the cross country season.  She did not run either the 3,000 or the 5,000 at the recent Mountain West Championships, but did help the Broncos capture the conference title in the distance medley relay.  Having faced Seidel in that national cross country championship race, Allie is getting to know her collegiate competition.  Will she have a different strategy this time?  It will be interesting to see how Ostrander approaches these two races.
Elliott is ranked third in the mile among the entrants, by virtue of becoming the 100th man to break the four-minute barrier in the event with a time of 3:57.38 at the Husky Classic earlier this year.  Blake Haney of Oregon (3:56.36) is the favorite while Thomas Awad of Pennsylvania (3:57.03) is second.  Elliott originally did not qualify for the Nationals in the 3,000, but earned a spot as the #16 seed when several runners ahead of him chose other events to compete at this weekend and did not enter the 3,000.

Elliott has a busy weekend ahead of him, competing in the preliminaries of the mile today at 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time.  If David is fortunate enough to qualify for the final, he will run in that race tomorrow at 3, and then just a little over two hours later, compete in the 3,000 final at 5:10 Mountain Time.

Ostrander takes on the field in the 5,000 tonight at 7:25 before competing in the 3,000 tomorrow at 5:25 p.m. Mountain Time.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Career Assists Updated

Blue Through and Through now your most reliable source for career assists at Boise State.  We now list the all-time Top 40, rather than just the Top 10 that you see elsewhere.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Most Complete Career Rebounding Statistics Now at Blue Through and Through

We continue to update our basketball statistics and now can confidently say it is the best and most complete record of career rebounding at Boise State.

Career Points Updated in Basketball Statistics

Blue Through and Through now has the most complete records of career scoring at Boise State.  You will not find a more comprehensive list anywhere.

Webb Passes Matt Nelson, Now 6th for Rebounds in a Season

1.    467 Bill Otey (1968-1969)
2.    361 Ryan Watkins (2013-2014)
3.    338 Bill Otey (1969-1970)
4.    313 Reggie Larry (2007-2008)
5.    297 Jason Ellis (2003-2004)
6.    277 James Webb III (2015-2016)
7.    275 Matt Nelson (2006-2007)
8.    257 James Webb III (2014-2015)
9.    256 Steve Wallace (1970-1971)
10.  252 Ike Okoye (2009-2010)
11.  251 James Webb III (2015-2016)
11.  251 Jason Ellis (2004-2005)

Drmic Is The #7 Rebounder in Boise State History

Career Rebounds:
1.    948 Jason Ellis (2001-2005)
2.    814 Ryan Watkins (2010-2014
3.    805 Bill Otey (1968-1970)
4.    767 Bruce Bolden (1981-1985)
5.    702 Trent Johnson (1974-1978)
6.    670 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
7.    604 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
8.    603 Pat Hoke (1972-1976)
9.    565 Reggie Larry (2006-2008)
10.  557 Danny Jones (1975-1978)
11.  543 Steve Wallace (1970-1972)
12.  534 James Webb III (2014-current)
13.  525 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)
14.  519 Matt Nelson (2006-2008)
15.  507 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
15.  467 Sean McKenna (1975-1979)
16.  464 J.D. Huleen (1993-1997)
17.  459 John Coker (1991-1995)
18.  452 Arnell Jones (1986-1988)

Drmic #2 in Career Scoring; Thompson Passes John Coker for 14th

1.    1,944 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
2.    1,930 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
3.    1,927 Steve Connor (1974-1978)
4.    1,912 Derrick Marks (2011-2014)
5.    1,698 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
6.    1,660 Abe Jackson 1988-1992)
7.    1,602 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
8.    1,485 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
9.    1,386 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
10.  1,243 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)
11.  1,210 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)
12.  1,115 Pat Hoke (1972-1976)
13.  1,155 Trent Johnson (1974-1978)
14.  1,128 Mikey Thompson (2012-current)
15.  1,126 John Coker (1991-1995)
16.  1,098 Reggie Larry (2007-2008)
17.  1,092 Paul Noonan (2007-2011)
18.  1,090 Danny Jones (1974-1978)
19.  1,087 Bryan Defares (2000-2004)
20.  1,074 Eric Lane (2003-2007)
21.  1,067 Ron Austin (1969-1971)
22.  1,032 Greg Bunn (1970-1973)
23.  1,025 Booker Nabors (2000-2004)
24.  1,022 La'Shard Anderson (2008-2011)
25.  1,005 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)
26.  1,004 Jason Ellis (2001-2005)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

#11 Boise State Gymnasts Whip Michigan State of the Big Ten

BOISE, Idaho--#11 Boise State overpowered Michigan State tonight 196-575 to 194.575 in Taco Bell Arena, giving the Broncos their second win of the season over a Big Ten opponent before 1,525 fans.

The Boise State gymnasts set a season high in disposing of the Spartans with the 10th-highest score in school history.

Coach Tina Bird & Neil Resnick's team is now the only undefeated team in America among the 82 Division I, ,II and III teams.

“Our beam team is on fire right now, so proud of them,” said co-head coach Tina Bird. “And a big thanks to Bronco Nation for helping us set a meet attendance record!”

Shani Remme continued her hot streak by winning the all-around with a score of 39.375.  Remme also captured the beam title with a season-high 9.925 and tied for floor honors with a 9.875.  Maddie Krentz and Mary Frances Bir tied for vault with 9.825's, while Krystine Jacobsen took the bars title for the seventh time this season with a 9.9.

“It was nice getting our 10th consecutive win, and we have plenty more left,” said co-head coach Neil Resnick.

The Broncos will honor their four seniors – Krystine Jacobsen, Maddie Krentz, Molly McFarland and Marissa Wossner – on Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. back at Taco Bell Arena when the Broncos take on Southern Utah and San Jose State in a tri-meet. The meet will be a blackout.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Mountain West Men's Basketball Bracket

(all times Mountain)
Wednesday at Noon:  #8 Wyoming vs. #9 Utah State
2:30:  #7 UNLV vs. #10 Air Force
5 PM:  #6 Colorado State vs. #11 San Jose State

Thursday at 1 PM:  #1 San Diego State vs. winner of Wyoming/Utah State
3:30:  #4 New Mexico vs. #5 Nevada
7 PM:  #2 Fresno State vs. winner of UNLV/Air Force
9:30 PM:  #3 Boise State vs. winner of Colorado State/San Jose State

7:00:  Winner of SD State and Wyoming or Utah State vs. Winner of New Mexico Nevada
9:30:  Winner of Fresno State and UNLV/Air Force vs. Winner of Boise State and Colorado State/San Jose State

4 PM on CBS-TV:  Mountain West Championship

Mountain West Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

(all times Mountain)
On Monday at 3 p.m., #8 San Diego State plays #9 Wyoming

At 5:30, #7 Utah State plays #10 Nevada

At 8 p.m., #6 UNLV faces #11 Air Force

Tuesday at 1 p.m., #1 seed Colorado State faces the SD State/Wyoming winner

3:30: #4 San Jose State plays #5 New Mexico

7PM: #2 seed Fresno State plays the winner of the Utah State/Nevada game

9:30PM: #3 seed Boise State takes on the winner of UNLV/Air Force

Wednesday at 7:30 PM:  Winner of Colorado State and SD State/Wyoming vs. Winner of San Jose State vs. New Mexico

10PM:  Winner of Fresno State and Utah State or Nevada vs. Winner of Boise State vs. UNLV/Air Force

Friday at 1PM:  Mountain West Championship

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Broncos Power Past Pack, 76-57

BOISE, Idaho--Anthony Drmic scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Boise State to a 76-57 win over Nevada, the Broncos' 20th win of the season, last night before a crowd of 8,495 at Taco Bell Arena.  Boise State clinched at least a #3 seed in the upcoming Mountain West tournament with the victory.  

Coach Leon Rice's Broncos reached the 20-win plateau for the fourth consecutive time to set a new school record.  The 1986-89 Boise State teams coached by Bobby Dye originally set the school record of three straight 20-win seasons that was tied last season.  During the current four-year span, the Broncos have shattered the school mark of 81 wins in a four-year period that was also held by the Dye teams from 1986-90 (81-36).  Boise State has now won 87 games since 2012 (21-11, 21-13, 25-9 and 20-10).  The Broncos of 1986-90 still hold the school record for winning percentage in a four-year period (69.23%) while the current Broncos sport a 66.92% winning record.

The Broncos honored seniors Montigo Alford, Drmic, Lonnie Jackson and Mikey Thompson prior to the game.  Drmic played one of his best games of the year in posting his fourth career double-double and the first since January 8, 2014.  Now with 1,917 career points, he passed former teammate Derrick Marks (1,912; 2011-15) for third place on the Boise State all-time scoring list and is now 10 points shy of Steve Connor (1927; 1974-78) for second and 27 points short of tying the school record set by Tanoka Beard (1944; 1989-93).

Drmic was 10-of-18 from the floor to pass Marks and Luke Nevill of Utah (1,898 career points; 2005-09) for fifth in Mountain West history.  Drmic has scored 110 points in the last six games (18.3 pointer per game during that stretch), including three 20-point performances.  He now has 38 career 20-point games.

"It's just great to see," Rice said about the play of Drmic, who has spent more of the year recovering from last year's ankle injury and surgery, which led to further complications of nerve damage in his calf.  "I wish we could rewind and put him back this way in November, and away we go," Rice said.  "But that's life, and that's college basketball and sometimes you('ve) got to deal with things like that.  It's made him tougher - which is hard to imagine - it's made him have to deal with things that you didn't want to deal with, and it made our team deal with things they didn't want to deal with, and it made us tougher."

Rice was happy with the way his team dealt with the emotion that comes with senior night:

“Those senior nights are tough. I remember a couple years ago we lost on our senior night to Nevada and it was a tough, tough deal. So you’re always worried about all the emotion that’s involved and you just hope that you can manage it and the players can manage it. I thought we did a great job and we played a team that’s been really hot and a team that’s been really good. So credit to our guys, they sent these guys (seniors) out of this building the right way.”

The Bronco seniors accounted for Boise State's first 14 points as the Broncos raced to a 14-4 lead in the first 5 minutes and 13 seconds--Drmic netted nine on a three-pointer and three baskets, while Jackson fired in a three-pointer and Alford scored on an assist from Nick Duncan, who tied a career-high with five assists.  James Webb III, who missed a game with a sprained MCL, entered the game and scored the first of his 15 points to keep the lead at 10, 16-6, and then connected on a three-pointer to put the Broncos up 23-10.

The first half was characterized by turnovers; the Broncos committed 10 in the opening stanza to 9 for Nevada, and careless ball handling by Boise State allowed the Pack to cut the lead to 27-21.  But two Duncan treys and one by freshman Paris Austin gave the Broncos a more comfortable 41-29 margin heading into the break.

Thompson, who spent a good deal of the first half on the bench with foul trouble, sank a three-pointer to give the Broncos a 51-35 lead with 17:34 remaining.  When Nevada's Cameron Oliver scored on a driving layup three minutes later, he cut the lead to 56-44, but that was as close as the Pack could get for the rest of the game.

While Boise State was drilling three-pointers in familiar fashion, the Pack connected on just 1-of-14 from beyond the arc.

Eric Cooper Jr. and Tyron Criswell tied for high scoring honors with 11 points for the Pack, while Oliver finished with 10.

Nevada, which came into the showdown tied with the Broncos for third place in the conference, they slipped to 18-11 overall and 10-7 in the Mountain West.  Boise State advanced to 11-6 in the league and can climb as high as #2 with a win over San Jose State in the regular season finale Saturday and a loss by Fresno State, which is currently 12-5 in the MW.

Mountain West:
Career Points:
RankPlayerPTSFromToLast School
1.Jimmer Fredette259920082011BYU
2.Brandon Heath218920042007San Diego State
3.Brandon Ewing216820062009Wyoming
4.Marvelle Harris192020122016Fresno State
5.Anthony Drmic191720122016Boise State
6.Derrick Marks191220122015Boise State
7.Luke Nevill189820062009Utah
8.Kendall Williams181320112014New Mexico
9.Josh Adams181020122016Wyoming
10.Dalron Johnson172820002003UNLV

Boise State:
Career Points:
1.    1,944 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
2.    1,927 Steve Connor (1974-1978)
3.    1,917 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
4.    1,912 Derrick Marks (2011-2014)
5.    1,698 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
6.    1,660 Abe Jackson 1988-1992)
7.    1,602 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
8.    1,485 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
9.    1,386 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
10.  1,243 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)
11.  1,210 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)
12.  1,115 Pat Hoke (1972-1976)
13.  1,155 Trent Johnson (1974-1978)
14.  1,126 John Coker (1991-1995)
15.  1,124 Mikey Thompson (2012-current)
16.  1,098 Reggie Larry (2007-2008)
17.  1,092 Paul Noonan (2007-2011)
18.  1,090 Danny Jones (1974-1978)
19.  1,087 Bryan Defares (2000-2004)
20.  1,074 Eric Lane (2003-2007)
21.  1,067 Ron Austin (1969-1971)
22.  1,032 Greg Bunn (1970-1973)
23.  1,025 Booker Nabors (2000-2004)
24.  1,022 La'Shard Anderson (2008-2011)
25.  1,005 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)

26.  1,004 Jason Ellis (2001-2005)