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Bulldogs beat Broncos, await Mountain West Championship location

26 Novembre 2017

From one win all of a year ago to a West Division title in the Mountain West and a season-ending victory over Boise State, the Fresno State Bulldogs' turnaround is legit.

The Bulldogs never trailed Saturday against No. 23 Boise State at Bulldog Stadium, earning a 28-17 victory that was a preview of next Saturday's Mountain West title game.

Boise State junior cornerback Tyler Horton, a Fresno native, carried the Hammer for the Broncos before the game. The conference will announce the site host at about noon ET Sunday. I don't know how to lobby. "It's out of our control", Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford said.

"We've done what we can do". We go there, then we go there. We didn't go into this game thinking if we can win this game, we'll get home-field advantage. ". Whatever we did, and this falls back on me, leading into this one, it didn't work". "Credit to them, they're a good team, they made plays and we didn't make the plays we needed".

"You've got to find a way to make a play, you have to have somebody do that. we didn't have the momentum", Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. "That takes it away in a hurry".

McMaryion was 23 of 36 for 332 yards with two touchdowns, adding 27 yards rushing.

Though the Broncos got points in their three red-zone visits, they were 6-of-16 on third and fourth downs, and they had four first-half drives end in Fresno State territory with a total of seven points. The Bulldogs held the lead the rest of the way.

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Fresno State had lost 21 consecutive games against ranked opponents.

The Bulldogs snuffed out any spark, burning off 3:41 on the next drive and then pinning the Broncos deep. 18 Virginia on December 27, 2004, in the MPC Computers Bowl. Both of McMaryion's touchdown passes landed in the waiting arms of KeeSean Johnson, the first coming from five yards out with 11:03 remaining in the first quarter and the second coming on a long 78-yard completion to Johnson with 8:59 left in the game. The Broncos countered with a 4-yard pass from Montell Cozart to A.J. Richardson to finish a six-play, 75-yard drive.

Rypien completed 22 of 31 passes for 278 yards.

Cedrick Wilson had 134 yards receiving for Boise State.

"I'm going to do the same thing I did (Saturday)", Wilson said, looking toward the rematch. "I think we stopped ourselves". That latter touchdown was the team's final offensive score of the contest.

Jabril Frazier and Curtis Weaver have a combined 14 sacks to lead the defense, which forced three turnovers and had four sacks in last week's victory over Air Force. He ran for a team-high 63 yards, giving him 1,024 on the season. The Broncos did not have a sack against the Bulldogs, who have allowed only seven all season. They have yielded just seven this season.

Bulldogs beat Broncos, await Mountain West Championship location