Sep 13, 2013; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick (16) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half against the Air Force Falcons at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State thrashes Air Force, 42-20


For the first time in many years, Boise State is firmly off the radar for the 2013 college football season. However, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t a feisty bunch.

The Broncos put up 533 total yards of offense in blasting Air Force, 42-20, on Friday night, and in the process, BSU moved to 2-1 on the season. Quarterback Joe Southwick had a ridiculously efficient day at the office, completing 27 of his 29 passes for 287 yards, and frankly, he may not have even been the best player on his own offense.

That distinction may be reserved for sophomore running back Jay Ajayi, who carried the ball 17 times for 125 yards and a dazzling 4 touchdowns on the day. It was the third consecutive game with 80+ yards for Ajayi, and he was electric seemingly on every touch in this one.

Watching a Boise State dominate in efficient, interesting fashion at home on the blue turf is nothing new. They came into the season without fanfare and promptly lost to Washington by 32 points, making the rest of their campaign very quiet. However, Boise has come too far as a program in recent years to simply bow out of the national consciousness, and this type of win on a national TV stage can do wonders in reminding the public just how effective they can be.

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