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NCAAF YTD: 16-5
10* Plays: 4-0
5* Plays: 12-5
Tonight 1 Play:
FRESNO ST +8.5 ...................5* PLAY
Fresno St rolls into this game after losing a heart breaker in Whisky on Saturday. What i took away from that game is that Fresno is no joke!!! Their power running game behind Ryan Mathews is impressive. The Bulldogs were able to gain 468 total yards against the Badgers! If it wasn't for the 3 interceptions thrown by Colburn, Fresno st would of came away from that game victorious. The Bulldogs outplayed the Badgers in every category but 1, turnovers. Something very hard for a small school to do on the road.
Boise St in two games this year has raised some eyebrows!! They got a big victory over Oregon at home and shutout Miami OH last week in a blowout. Alot of people have been impressed with the broncos defense which they have been but looking closer at the Oregon game I would say it was more the fact that oregon was just completely uncomfortable playing in the boise stadium. Alot of people disregard the fact Oregon was playing with completely new lines (off and def) against the Broncos. 4 players from the Ducks dominant lines last year were drafted in the NFL. So not to take away anything from Boise St but Oregon just simply wasn't ready to play with so much inexperience on their lines. 1 other stat from that game, Boise St was able to have possession of the ball for 42 and half minutes. How is Oregon's offense gonna produce if they don't have the ball??
Going into '09 there were questions about Boise St's defensive line, something that needs to be strong when your going against Fresno's power running game. 5 of 6 Boise's front 6 are all underclassmen...this unit with more veterans last year against good running teams were gashed!! Expect Fresno to take full advantage of this weakness with star RB Ryan Mathews playing in this year's contest.
Now you probably are saying thats fine and dandy but how is Fresno gonna stop Boise's attack? Well this year Fresno returns alot of the players from last years defense. Last year Fresno started many underclassmen who had the talent but lacked the experience. I expect this years unit to be alot stronger and alot tougher!! This unit also is playing with motivation as they lost their defensive coach Dan Brown to cancer in march. Expect Fresno to keep Boise's attack in check behind LB Ben Jacobs, DE chris carter and SS Moses Harris. These guys are very talented and you will notice them tonight.
Guys Fresno is up for the challenge tonight!! You know Pat Hill will have his boys ready to play. I see Boise struggling on the road here and possibly getting upset. However i'm taking the points in this one as i feel the Broncos would be lucky to even come away with a close win. Take Fresno St +8.5 to the bank!!