It’s officially “Taylen Time” in Boise.
Taylen Green started as quarterback for the Boise State Broncos on Friday, Sept. 30 in a 35-13 win against the San Diego State Aztecs.
The Aztecs shut the Broncos out in the first half.
After a tipped interception by the Aztecs on the first Bronco drive, the Broncos defense held them to a field goal.
The Broncos were unable to generate points on the offensive end, concluding in another field goal by the Aztecs.
Trailing 0-6 going into the second quarter, the drama proceeded.
A surprise turnaround for the Broncos as they put quarterback Sam Vidlak in for Green.
“If you’re on the field, you’re holding the standard,” Tyreque Jones said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re on that field, you’re going to hold the standard.”
The yellow penalty flags were flying, with eight penalties for the Broncos resulting in 64 lost yards in the first half; the Broncos were not set up for success.
The first half concluded with the Aztecs leading 13-0.
The second half started off strong with an interception by Tyreque Jones at the Aztecs’ own 31-yard line.
Vidlak had a 75% completion percentage and threw for 86 yards, but it wasn’t enough to keep Green from taking the field.
Green was put back in to start off the second half, a move which proved advantageous for the team.
Green ran into the endzone for a 17-yard rush touchdown, putting the Broncos up on the board trailing 7-13.
The Broncos were quick to overtake the lead.
Shortly after, Ashton Jeanty was able to notch yet another Bronco touchdown with a dominant 32-yard rushing touchdown. This back-to-back-to-back touchdown sequence elevated the Broncos to a 21-13 lead.
The Aztecs were unable to respond.
The Broncos came up big on both ends of the ball during the third quarter.
“We’ve done things that we’re more than capable of being better at,” Bronco head coach Andy Avalos said. “We’re efficient or effective. That’s something that’s different.”
An absolute shut-out was to follow in the fourth quarter.
“He (Green) really showed what he was capable of doing,” Avalos said. “We knew all along that we had the right people on our team.”
Green showed impressive speed as he ran 39 yards for his second rushing touchdown of the night. The Broncos went up to 28-13.
The Broncos put up another touchdown as a result of Holani’s 29-yard touchdown rush, another Dalmas extra point upheld the Broncos’ lead 35-13.
The Broncos wrap up the night scoring 35 unanswered points in the second half and walking away with the third win of the season.
Green finished his first career start with 153 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
After the dramatics of this week and the first half, Taylen Green was able to help the Broncos overcome a 0-13 start against the Aztecs and set the Broncos up with a 3-2 season record.
“I’m very grateful for our players and our staff,” Avalos said. “The most important thing is our players, they deserve our very best.”
The Broncos are set to face Fresno State at home in Albertsons Stadium on Oct. 8 for the homecoming game.