Boise State vs San Jose State : How to watch San Jose State vs. Boise State: NCAA Football live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds San Jose State lost both of their matches to Boise State last season, on scores of 40-23 and 45-31, so they’re hoping to turn the tables this season.
San Jose State and Boise State will face off in a Mountain West battle at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at CEFCU Stadium. The Spartans aren’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.
San Jose State didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with Army last week, but they still walked away with a 34-29 win. San Jose State QB Josh Love was slinging it as he passed for 314 yards and three TDs on 31 attempts.
San Jose State’s defense was a presence as well, and it made life painful for the quarterback and got past Army’s offensive line for a total of five sacks for a loss of 27 yards. The heavy lifting was done by LB Jesse Osuna and LB Rico Tolefree, who each racked up two sacks.
Meanwhile, Boise State was close but no cigar two weeks ago as they fell 28-25 to BYU. No one had a big game offensively for Boise State, but they got scores from WR Akilian Butler, WR Octavius Evans, and WR CT Thomas. Chase Cord’s longest connection was to Evans for 32 yards in the fourth quarter. Evans scored a touchdown as well, which was his first of the season.
San Jose State’s victory lifted them to 4-4 while Boise State’s loss dropped them down to 6-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Spartans are stumbling into the contest with the sixth most rushing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 236.5 on average. To make matters even worse for the Spartans, the Broncos rank 12th in the league when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only six on the season. So the San Jose State squad has its work cut out for it.
The Boise State Broncos were forced to wait an extra week for an opportunity to bounce back from a disappointing 28-25 road loss to BYU. Though the Broncos are still undefeated in Mountain West play at 3–0, the non-conference defeat could loom large in the race for a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl. Now 6-1 overall, Boise State must turn its attention to the upstart San Jose State Spartans, who improved to 4-4 overall (though they remain just 1-3 in league action) by beating Army 34-29 on the road a week ago.
Boise State at San Jose State
Kickoff: Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
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When Boise State Has the Ball
Quarterback Hank Bachmeier started the first six games of the season for the Broncos and completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 1,547 yards (8.8 yards per attempt) and nine touchdowns with just three interceptions. Unfortunately, Bachmeier was sidelined against BYU by injury, and it is unclear whether or not he will be healthy enough to play against the Spartans.
But Boise State has experienced backups Chase Cord, who started against BYU and has appeared in six games, and senior Jaylon Henderson. Cord has completed 58.5 percent of his passes for 480 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions and has added 77 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. If Bachmeier can’t go, Cord will likely make his second start.
Regardless of the starter, Boise State has weapons on offense. Receivers John Hightower (26 receptions, 455 yards, 5 TDs), CT Thomas (21, 365, 3) and Khalil Shakir (30, 424, 3) all rank among the top 12 in the conference in receiving yards per game. Meanwhile, running backs George Holani (463 rushing yards, TD) and Robert Mahone (389, 5) both rank among the top 20 in the league in rushing.
Boise State vs. San Jose State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: CEFCU Stadium- Home of the Spartans, San Jose, CA
Network: CB Sports Network
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What’s Going To Happen
A game that seemed like a total wipeout back in the summer is now one of the biggest games in recent San Jose State history.
The Spartans are playing well. They’re not consistent, but they’re good enough offensively to stay competitive every week, and they’ve got just enough of an offense to push a Boise State team that’s rested after the loss to BYU two weeks ago, but needs star QB Hank Bachmeier to be back to form – and just back playing – after suffering a hip injury against Hawaii.
How is San Jose State doing it? The offensive line is giving QB Josh Love time to work, the passing game is efficient and effective, and there aren’t enough turnovers to give anyone anything easy.
However, there’s no running game, no pass rush, and no long, sustained drives.
Third downs – that’s how Boise State will make its money.
The Broncos will seem like they have the ball for 40 minutes, because they might. The defense will give up just enough big pass plays to keep this interesting, but they’ll grind out the clock and the keep Love off the field.
It might not be anything pretty, but Boise State will get back on track with the heart of the Mountain West schedule up next.