Bronco accolades: Cobbs, Dalmas and Oladipo awarded for football, Ohlinger for volleyball

Stefan Cobbs, Boise State University
Photo by Claire Keener

This past weekend was a successful one for the Broncos. The Boise State football beat the University of Texas El Paso 54-13 at their season home opener on Friday, Sept. 10. 

Then, women’s volleyball swept the Sacramento State Invitational, beating Pacific University 3-0, California State University Northridge 3-1 and Sacramento State 3-0.

Women’s Volleyball

With their successful weekend at the Sacramento State Invitational, women’s volleyball junior outside hitter Lauren Ohlinger was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 13.

Ohlinger led her team to its third straight tournament title over the weekend. This is her second player of the week award in a row, as well as the third of her career. 

During the invitational, Ohlinger recorded a team high of 44 kills, two service aces, 24 digs, eight block assists and a team best of 20 points. 

Women’s volleyball will compete against Santa Clara on Thursday, Sept. 16 and Oregon State University on Saturday, Sept. 18.


Three football players were recognized for their effort over the weekend. Sophomore kicker Jonah Dalmas was named a Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” for his perfect kicking performance at the football game on Friday. 

Steff Cobbs, Boise State University
[Photo of Stefan Cobbs, Boise State wide-receiver, in the Broncos’ home opener against the UTEP Miners]
Photo by Claire Keener | The Arbiter

The Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, founded by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, is college football’s top kicking award. The award is presented by the Orange Bowl and three top kickers are chosen each week. 

Dalmas was 4 for 4 on field goals, scoring for the Broncos at the 39, 34, 29 and 27-yard lines. He was also 6 for 6 on extra-point attempts, contributing 18 points to the Broncos’ total of 54 to beat the Miners. 

After his performance during Friday’s game, redshirt junior wide receiver Stefan Cobbs was named one of five players for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

The award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. This award is meant to pay tribute to Louisville native Paul Hornung, a Green Bay Packers legend and Hall of Famer. 

During the game against UTEP, Cobbs scored an 81-yard touchdown off a punt return in the first quarter. This touchdown tied former Bronco Avery Williams for the sixth-longest punt return in school history. 

Currently playing for the Atlanta Falcons, Williams’ 81-yard touchdown was scored during the 2017 football season. 

In the second quarter, Cobbs scored a 61-yard touchdown to add to his already successful night. 

On Monday, Sept. 13, freshman safety Seyi Oladipo was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Week for his performance against UTEP. 

The Broncos accumulated six interceptions throughout the game, two of which were grabbed by Oladipo. These two interceptions were the first of his career. 

Oladipo’s first interception was recorded late in the second quarter, where he returned it 52 yards, which led to a touchdown off this drive. In the second half, Oladipo notched his second interception to return it for 31 yards. 

The Boise State football team will take on Oklahoma State on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Albertsons Stadium.

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