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Avery helps Boise State run over Idaho

Nov 16, 2008 - 5:50 AM MOSCOW, Idaho (Ticker) -- Boise State overcame a sluggish first half and kept its BCS dreams alive.

James Avery ran for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Ellis Powers returned a fumble for a TD as the ninth-ranked Broncos notched a 45-10 victory over instate-rival Idaho on Saturday.

Vinny Perretta and Ian Johnson each ran for a score as the Broncos (10-0, 6-0 WAC) scored 28 unanswered points and beat the Vandals for a 10th straight time.

"Nobody panicked," head coach Chris Peterson said. "We are a second-half team, and that's the most important half."

Boise State, which ran for 313 yards and clinched at least a share of the WAC regular-season title, has not lost to Idaho since 1998.

"The running game was huge," said quarterback Kellen Moore, who completed 23-of-31 passes for 210 yards.

The huge second half helped Boise State keep its drive for a second BCS berth in three years alive. The Broncos are battling No. 7 Utah for a berth. Both must finish in the top 12, but only one will receive a BCS at-large bid.

Peterson said he isn't thinking about the BCS, just about Nevada - the Broncos' next opponent.

"I care about the Wolf Pack and the Broncos," Peterson said.

It was a terrible start for Peterson's team. Daniel Hardy caught an 81-yard TD 24 seconds into the game, and Idaho (2-9, 1-6) was within a touchdown at 17-10 after two periods.

However, the Broncos awoke from their slumber in the second half.

Avery's second TD run of the game - a 57-yard jaunt - made it 24-10 with 12:41 left in the third. Just over four minutes later, Powers stripped quarterback Nathan Enderle, picked up the ball and scampered 42 yards for score and a 31-10 lead.

"We pride ourselves on finishing games, finishing halves, things like that," said cornerback Kyle Wilson, who returned a punt 79 yards for a TD in the first.

"They came out tough. I know we took their best shot in the first half. We came back in (the locker room), accepted that and ? lit the fire."

Enderle completed 12-of-21 passes for 196 yards with a pair of interceptions for the Vandals, who had three turnovers.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOISE ST (9) 14 3 21 7 45
    IDAHO 7 3 0 0 10 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - TD, DANIEL HARDY 80 YD PASS FROM
    NATHAN ENDERLE (TINO AMANCIO
    KICK), 0:24. IDAHO 7-0
    BOISE ST - TD, JEREMY AVERY 17 YD RUN (KYLE
    BROTZMAN KICK), 9:31. BOISE ST
    7-7
    BOISE ST - TD, KYLE WILSON 79 Y

    Nov 15 8:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOISE ST
    IAN JOHNSON 2 YD RUN
    (KYLE BROTZMAN KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 45
    IDAHO 10 10:52 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Boise State(15) 45, Idaho 10  4th - 10:52Nov 15 7:58 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOISE ST (9) 14 3 21 38
    IDAHO 7 3 0 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - TD, DANIEL HARDY 80 YD PASS FROM
    NATHAN ENDERLE (TINO AMANCIO
    KICK), 0:24. IDAHO 7-0
    BOISE ST - TD, JEREMY AVERY 17 YD RUN (KYLE
    BROTZMAN KICK), 9:31. BOISE ST
    7-7
    BOISE ST - TD,

    Nov 15 7:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOISE ST
    VINNY PERRETTA 17 YD RUN
    (KYLE BROTZMAN KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 38
    IDAHO 10 3:22 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Boise State(15) 38, Idaho 10  3rd - 3:22Nov 15 7:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOISE ST
    SHEA MCCLELLIN 45 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (KYLE BROTZMAN KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 31
    IDAHO 10 8:06 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Boise State(15) 31, Idaho 10  3rd - 8:06Nov 15 7:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOISE ST
    JEREMY AVERY 57 YD RUN
    (KYLE BROTZMAN KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 24
    IDAHO 10 12:41 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Boise State(15) 24, Idaho 10  3rd - 12:41Nov 15 7:13 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOISE ST (9) 14 3 17
    IDAHO 7 3 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - TD, DANIEL HARDY 80 YD PASS FROM
    NATHAN ENDERLE (TINO AMANCIO
    KICK), 0:24. IDAHO 7-0
    BOISE ST - TD, JEREMY AVERY 17 YD RUN (KYLE
    BROTZMAN KICK), 9:31. BOISE ST
    7-7
    BOISE ST - TD, KYLE WIL

    Nov 15 6:46 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BOISE ST
    KYLE BROTZMAN 23 YD
    BOISE ST (9) 17
    IDAHO 10 1:30 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Boise State(15) 17, Idaho 10  2nd - 1:30Nov 15 6:29 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG IDAHO
    TINO AMANCIO 20 YD
    BOISE ST (9) 14
    IDAHO 10 9:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Boise State(15) 14, Idaho 10  2nd - 9:56Nov 15 6:03 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOISE ST (9) 14 14
    IDAHO 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - TD, DANIEL HARDY 80 YD PASS FROM
    NATHAN ENDERLE (TINO AMANCIO
    KICK), 0:24. IDAHO 7-0
    BOISE ST - TD, JEREMY AVERY 17 YD RUN (KYLE
    BROTZMAN KICK), 9:31. BOISE ST
    7-7
    BOISE ST - TD,

    Nov 15 5:53 PM
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    Boise State(15) 14, Idaho 7  1st - 2:40Nov 15 5:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOISE ST
    KYLE WILSON 79 YD PUNT RETURN
    (KYLE BROTZMAN KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 14
    IDAHO 7 2:40 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Boise State(15) 14, Idaho 7  1st - 2:40Nov 15 5:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOISE ST
    JEREMY AVERY 17 YD RUN
    (KYLE BROTZMAN KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 7
    IDAHO 7 5:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Boise State(15) 7, Idaho 7  1st - 5:29Nov 15 5:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    DANIEL HARDY 80 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TINO AMANCIO KICK)
    BOISE ST (9) 0
    IDAHO 7 14:36 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Boise State(15) 0, Idaho 7  1st - 14:36Nov 15 5:14 PM
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    Boise State(15) vs. IdahoNov 15 10:00 AM
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