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No. 5 Boise State will return to Bronco Stadium this Saturday to face off against Mountain West foe Air Force Academy (3-3, 0-2 MWC) at 1:30 p.m. The Broncos head into the game after defeating the Colorado State Rams last weekend in their opening game of conference play. The 63-13 win over CSU marked the first time Boise State has beaten back-to-back opponents by 50 points. Boise also broke a school record for total offense against the Rams, with an impressive 742 yards of offense. The Air Force Academy Falcons come into this battle on a two game skid, losing last week’s game

against San Diego State, 41-27 and dropping a non-conference game at Notre Dame, 59-33. The Falcons are sitting at the bottom of the Mountain West at 0-2, while the Broncos are tied for second with Wyoming at 1-0, trailing conference leader Texas Christian 2-0. Boise State came in at number five in this week’s newly released Bowl Championship Series poll, trailing Louisiana State, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. This marks the third straight season the Broncos have been in the top five of the initial BCS standings. The Broncos and Falcons have each received unofficial footballonly invites to join the Big East Conference this week, in the Big East’s effort to maintain control of their automatic-qualifier BCS

bid. Though the move would not seem to make geographical sense to the teams, the dollar signs that would accompany the deal might. It would also give Boise a chance to play in a major conference and would bring them one step closer to the opportunity to play for a national title. Conference change or not, there’s still football that needs to be played. Here are some keys to Saturday’s game.

Bronco Offense:

Boise’s high-powered offense (499 ypg, 12 FBS, 2 MW) will be licking its chops at the chance to face an Air Force defense that has been ravaged by opponents this year. The Falcons give up an average of 35.5 points (111 FBS) and 435 yards (103) per contest and have yet to face competition like

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Boise State this season. If the Broncos manage to beat the Falcons, senior quarterback Kellen Moore will have a chance to tie Texas QB Colt McCoy for all-time wins in FBS history at 45. Moore is coming off stellar back-to-back performances at Fresno State and Colorado State. The Prosser, Wash. native is also currently tied for second in the nation in touchdown passes with 21. The Broncos should have little trouble putting up big numbers again this week, in their first conference home game in the Mountain West.

Bronco Defense:

The Falcons operate out of a wing-T option formation that currently has them at third in the nation in rushing yards per game

(336). Supplemented with a mediocre passing attack, Air Force is leading the Mountain West in total offense (506 ypg). While these numbers may be a little daunting to some fans, the truth is the AFA has not seen a defense that stops the run as well as the Broncos, who’ve held three of their six opponents under 100 yards rushing. Boise has been able to start games strong, keeping their last four opponents from crossing the 50-yard line before the second quarter. Additionally, the Broncos have managed to force an average of 7.3 three-and-outs per game, keeping their defense off the field and their offense scoring points. As long as Boise State can control Air Force’s option attack, they should have another dominant performance.

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October 20, 2011

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Junior placekicker Parker Herrington

Bird of prey versus blue-turfed mammal. The Boise State Broncos (6-0, 1-0 in Mountain West) host the Air Force Academy (3-3, 0-2 in MWC) for the first time this Saturday in Bronco Stadium. Coming off a home loss against the San Diego State Spartans, the Falcons are looking to redeem themselves, especially with the help of these key players.

One definite advantage the Falcons have over the Broncos is placekicking, which is held in the hands of Parker Herrington, a junior from Clearfield, Penn. Making seven of eight attempts on the year with an 87.5 percent success rate, Herrington is 4-4 from the 30-39 yard range, and 2-3 from the 40-49 yard range, with a season high field goal of 45 yards. If the Falcons make any headway toward the opposite end of the field, expect Air Force to bring out Herrington for points on the board. He could be the Falcon’s main scoring threat Saturday.

Senior wide receiver Johnathan Warzeka

The 5-9, 180-pound speedster receiver creates various options for senior quarterback Tim Jefferson. A resemblance of a poor man’s Steve Smith, he can either post up a skinny go-route to the end zone or provide as a slot receiver for a quick, efficient gain. His 19 receptions for 254 yards and three touchdowns are nothing to undervalue.

Senior running back Asher Clark The senior out of Lawrenceville, Ga., has 68 attempts for 556 yards, averaging 8.2 a carry with three touchdowns and rushing for over 90 yards a game, becoming a figurehead for this Falcon offense. With 72 yards (with an average of 4.5 yds a carry) against San Diego State and a season high 0f 148 yards against Tennessee State, Clark poses a threat to the Boise State defense. The way to contain Clark for Boise State is running a box defense to prevent any outside runs and closing the gaps in the middle.

Sophomore linebacker Jamil Cooks On the other side of the ball, Kellen Moore and Co. should be aware of sophomore Jamil Cooks, the 6-foot4-inch, 210-pound linebacker out of Colorado Springs, Colo. Cooks already has 26 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for a loss, a pass deflection and an interception, touching on all corners of defensive statistics. The Falcons run a 3-4 defensive scheme, meaning there are three on the

defensive front (usually two ends and a tackle) and four linebackers. In that scheme, Cooks is usually the rushing linebacker, creating pressure for the offensive line as a pass rusher, but also has the ability to drop back in coverage to protect against the pass. A versatile player indeed. In order to prevent any distraction for Moore from Cooks, senior offensive lineman Nate Potter will have to personally keep his eye on him. Photos mct campus

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From Canada to Bakersfield and now to Boise, the last three years for senior defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford have been a lot about learning. Crawford, a communication major originally from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has made his presence known for the Broncos after transferring from Bakersfield College in California, where he was a standout for Head Coach Jeff Chudy. In three short months his football world changed as he found himself in front of a national audience being thrown from the frying pan into the fire against Virginia Tech while having little time to learn the Broncos defensive scheme. “I got here in the summer, so it was nerve wracking going in there,” Crawford said. At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, his imposing figure stood out, rushing hard off the edge chasing quarterbacks with his ears pinned back, making Bronco fans wonder: Who is this guy? Although he wasn’t a starter his junior

year, he was able to earn honorable mention All-American accolades as a reliable substitute for All-WAC performer Ryan Winterswyk. “He’d sit down and teach me the plays I didn’t know, techniques and different moves,” Crawford said of the former senior leader. “I owe a lot to Winterswyk. I could use him again this year.” Fast forward to this season and Crawford is now a starter with a team leading 4.5 sacks and is fifth on the team in tackles with 23. Developing into a player that continues to progress and impress, paying more attention to detail and assignment football. Last week he was awarded Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for his two sacks, five tackles and fumble recovery in the 63-13 win over Colorado State. “He’s gone from being pure strength and athletic ability, to being a defensive lineman that can notice formations (offensive) and play the ball that much better,” senior defensive end Jarrell Root said. “Technically he’s gotten so much better, it’s phenomenal.” Prior to the CSU win, sack productiv-

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ity hadn’t quite been what many had expected so far this season, but the Broncos are taking care of business up front in other ways. “We always want more sacks, but teams have been scheming for us and quarterbacks have been getting rid of the ball quicker,” Crawford said. “We’ve done a good job and we want to continue holding down the line of scrimmage.” Crawford said his tenure as a Bronco has been great, and added that it helped to have fellow Canadian and long-time friend Mike Atkinson, a junior defensive tackle, help him make the transition smoother early on in his career. “I’ve known Mike since high school,” he said. “As soon as I got here I had a spot at his house to be roommates, it was all good.” Louisiana State and Alabama seem to be the class of the defensive lines in college football, garnering most of the praise from the national media, but Boise State has a group that could be thrown into that category as well. “We want to play well and be known as the best defensive line in the nation and we have the guys to do it.”

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