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23 November 2005

Broncos 8-3

So far, something of a disappointing season for Boise State. After the Georgia debacle, they gave away a game they should've won against Oregon State. Against Fresno, they were up against a more focused and more determined team.

The most aggravating aspect has been the most inconsistent play by Jared Zabransky, who came into the season with such high hopes. He's had two truly disaster games, the most recent being the Idaho game, and it's clear that his confidence as the starting QB has been shaken.

The happiest surprise has been much of the play of the OL, especially with Ryan Clady. Looks like Andrew Woodruff, a huge tackle, may replace Boise's all-everything tackle, Daryn Colledge, and they'll be in excellent shape for the next two years on the OL. The defense has performed slightly better than last year, and the prospects look for improvement for next year, especially with the leadership of the DBs, Marty Tadman and Orlando Scandrick. The running game will be in the hands of Ian Johnson, but it looks like he'll need some back-up support for next year.

The real question will be with the QB position. Can Z return to form? Does Taylor Tharp take over the reigns? I don't think Tharp has exactly set the world on fire in subbing, and so it could very well be a dramatic introduction of Nick Lomax as a RS Freshman. The team should be ready to rebound, too, with a very favorable schedule. Should be a huge game against Fresno next year.

It does look like Boise State will be playing Boston College in the MPC Bowl, which would be a huge match-up for the Broncos, and one last chance to find some redemption for the season. A victory against BC would like mean a top 25 ranking for the Broncos.

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