|2009 Idaho vs. Boise State Point Spread Odds, Matchup & Preview|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 10 November 2009 08:29|
Boise, ID – For Boise State to earn a spot in the Bowl Championship Series, coach Chris Peterson acknowledges his team not only needs to win, but win in convincing fashion.
After hanging on for a close victory, the sixth-ranked Broncos look to stay in the hunt for a BCS bowl berth with a more dominating performance Saturday when they host Idaho.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made
With an opportunity to show a national television audience why it should once again be a BCS buster,
The Broncos offense had little trouble moving the ball, racking up 507 yards, but the defense, which entered the contest tied for 11th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in points allowed at 13.6 per game, let the Bulldogs to stay in the game.
Against a team which came in with a 3-5 record,
"We know we are going to have people's best shots," quarterback Kellen Moore said. "It's kind of fun playing in tight games I think. Throw in a little pressure and it just shows the resiliency of this team."
The Broncos moved up one spot in the BCS standings to sixth, but could have used a more lopsided win in their quest to prove they are more deserving than unbeaten and fourth-ranked TCU for a BCS bid.
"That's how it always is when we play," Peterson said. "It's never good enough, but it's good enough for us. We are going to try to do better next week and just go from there."
Peterson's team may have to step up its play against
Moore and Avery are the backbone of a
Moore, who threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns against Louisiana Tech, is first in the FBS in passer rating at 169.3, throwing 27 touchdowns to three interceptions.
Avery rushed for 146 yards on 25 attempts last week and put away the game with a 44-yard touchdown run with 4:52 remaining.
This high-powered offense looks for another strong performance against an
The Vandals was unable to overcome a 24-0 halftime deficit last Saturday in a 31-21 loss to
Backup quarterback Brian Reader got the start last Saturday, passing for 240 yards with two touchdowns.
Whoever starts for
Posted: 11/10/09 1:29PM ET