Boise State football: 5 things to watch in 2016


For just the second time in a decade, the Boise State Broncos failed to win ten games in 2015. However, they are looking to make a big move in 2016 and should be back at the top of the Mountain West once again this year.

Their offense should be dominant this year with a trio of terrific players that should make an impact for the Broncos this year. Quarterback Brett Rypien, running back Jeremy McNichols and wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck should all be contenders for their respective position awards.

The defense was pretty bad in 2015, but they ended the season with a historic run in the Poinsettia Bowl. They destroyed the Northern Illinois Huskies and held them to a bowl game-low 33 total yards and linebackers Ben Weaver and Tanner Vallejo should be the leaders this year.

The Broncos are celebrating their ten-year anniversary of becoming a staple in the BCS when they won the Fiesta Bowl over Oklahoma in 2006, so it will be fun to see if history repeats itself. Let’s take a look at five things to watch for Boise State in the 2016 college football season.

Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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