Broncos bounce back, rout Skyhawks
Joe Southwick threw five touchdown passes as Boise State pounded overmatched Tennessee-Martin 63-14 on Saturday in Boise.
Boise State (1-1) rebounded from its worst defeat in eight years, a 38-6 loss at Washington last week that knocked them from the Top 25.
The Skyhawks (1-1), an FCS team from the Ohio Valley Conference, could do little to stop Boise State’s hurry-up offense.
This was the first meeting between the programs, and the longest trip west Tennessee-Martin has made for a football game.
Boise State, which has won 12 consecutive home openers on the blue turf at Bronco Stadium, led 49-7 at halftime. They substituted freely in the second half.
The Skyhawks fell to 1-15 against FBS programs in its history, beating Memphis last season.
Southwick, who was pulled from the game early in the second half, completed 17 of 25 passes for 234 yards. He was not intercepted.
Utah State 52, Air Force 20: Chuckie Keeton matched his own school record by throwing for five touchdowns, including three in the third quarter, and the Aggies (1-1, 1-0 Mountain West) routed the Falcons (1-1, 0-1) in Air Force Academy, Colo., to give Aggies coach Matt Wells his first win in the school’s Mountain West Conference debut.
Navy 41, Indiana 35: Keenan Reynolds rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Midshipmen (1-0) to a victory over the Hoosiers (1-1) in Bloomington, Ind.
Ball State 40, Army 14: Keith Wenning passed for two TDs and 325 yards and the Cardinals (2-0) routed the Black Knights (1-1) in Muncie, Ind.
SMU 31, Montana State 30: Garrett Gilbert completed a 4-yard TD pass to Darius Joseph with 12 seconds left to give the Mustangs (1-1) a come-from-behind win over the FCS Bobcats (1-1) in Dallas.
After forcing a Montana State punt, SMU took over with 3:46 remaining on its own 19. Led by Gilbert, who finished 35-of-48 passing with 317 yards, the Mustangs took 14 plays to drive the remaining 81 yards for the win.
South Dakota State 35, North Dakota 28: Zach Zenner rushed for 295 yards – tying his school record – and four TDs to lead the Jackrabbits (2-0) to a victory over North Dakota (1-1) in Grand Forks, N.D.
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