The Broncos entered Saturday night’s game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles with a 2-2 record for the first time since 2005. Coming off a heartbreaking loss to their rivals Fresno State, the Broncos bounced back on The Blue with a 60-7 win against the Golden Eagles.
“We’re proud of the guys. They worked hard,” Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said. “It’s not easy to come off a hard loss like that, and they went right back to work and they played really hard.”
A crowd of 35,356 showed up to see the Broncos hang 60 points and 545 yards of total offense. Redshirt senior quarterback Joe Southwick led the way for the Broncos with another efficient game at home. He connected on 19 of 23 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns.
“We’re just internally putting on the tape and going through our process,” Southwick said. “It’s what we do around here.
Southwick found eight different receivers on the night. Sophomore wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes caught nine passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Williams-Rhodes picked up 21 yards on two carries on the ground for another touchdown, bringing his season total to four.
The Broncos took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter on a 10-yard touchdown rush from Williams-Rhodes. The Broncos didn’t trail at any point in the game.
On the defensive side of the ball, redshirt junior cornerback Bryan Douglas and redshirt sophomore safety Darian Thompson both pulled their third interception of the season.
The Broncos put up 30 points in each half on Saturday night and have now scored over 40 points in four consecutive games, the longest streak since the 2010 season.
“It took us a minute to get going on offense,” Petersen said. “But once we did I think the guys got into a good rhythm.”
The Broncos will now have a bye week before heading on the road to Logan, Utah on Oct. 12 to take on Utah State.