The Boise State Broncos hit the road this week as they prepare to take on the Colorado State Rams at the Colorado State Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Nov. 11.
The Broncos—currently on a five-game win-streak—hold the No. 1 position in the Mountain West – Mountain division, with their overall standing at 7-2, and 5-0 in conference play. The Rams are not far behind the Broncos in the standings at 6-4 and 4-2 in conference games—putting them in the No. 3 position in the Mountain West – Mountain division.
Colorado State’s offense has excelled in passing this season. The Ram’s quarterback, Nick Stevens, has 2,865 passing yards this season, with 22 touchdown passes. Their wide receiver, Michael Gallup, has 1,196 receiving yards, with 76 receptions and 6 touchdowns.
When asked about the duo, Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin said, “(They’re) probably one of the best in the country, if not the best. Gallup is a special player and Nick Stevens has played really well.”
Colorado State’s defense poses a threat for the Bronco offense. “They’re a great defense,” said Boise State running back Alexander Mattison. “They come out and they hit it hard. They try and stop the runs and try to cover well.”
Boise State will be looking to help secure their position in the upcoming Mountain West Championship with a victory over Colorado State on Saturday.
“Bottom line is it really comes down to what we’re doing this week and our preparation and staying focused,” Harsin said.