As the snow piled up on the sideline and the kids built snow men decorated with blue and orange scarves it felt more like Christmas in October on Saturday.
Boise State slogged through the fist half against Wyoming, taking a 17-7 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, scoring 21 unanswered points in the third quarter on a 28-yard run by true freshman wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes a 19-yard fumble return for a touchdown by sophomore nickel back Corey Bell and a 1-yard run by redshirt sophomore quarterback Grant Hedrick, the Broncos pulled away to a 45-14 final score.
Boise State leaned on the ground game, rushing the ball 36 times for 214 yards averaging 5.9 yards a rush.
The thoroughbred senior tailback from Texas D.J. Harper carried the offensive load, rushing the ball 19 times scoring on runs of 12 and three yards totaling 105 yards on the ground (his fourth straight game over 100 yards).
The Bronco offense was efficient, going 12 of 14 on third down conversions and scored on all five its red zone opportunities. The Broncos totaled 437 yards of offense.
Redshirt junior quarterback Joe Southwick completed 20 of 28 passes for 198 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception, which was enough to peddle the offense to victory.
Boise State’s defense held the Cowboys below their 25.6 scoring average, recorded four sacks and limited Wyoming to 106 yards below its offensive average.
Senior linebacker J.C. Percy led the team with 10 tackles, now at 70 total tackles on the year, which marks a career high for the Blackfoot native.
Next week, the Broncos play host to future Big East rival San Diego State on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8:30 p CBS Sports Network has the television coverage.