BOISE ID - NOVEMBER 19: Derrell Acrey #52 of the Boise State Broncos carries the Milk Can which is the Boise State - Fresno State rivalry trophy after the win against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bronco Stadium on November 19 2010 in Boise Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
Moore and his offensive squad came in and took control of the game early on. But they didn't do it alone. Credit the highly vaunted Bronco defense consisting of the likes of DE Shea McClellin, DE Tyrone Crawford, DT Billy Winn, Chase Baker, and backed up with linebackers Aaron Tevis and Byron Hout. Another who made all the difference was nickle Hunter White who had a blocked punt and a forced fumble.It was clear from the first quarter on that Fresno State’s offensive line, anchored by four huge, tough 300-pounders, were no match for the Bronco defenders. The 'Dogs, who racked up 444 yards against the #10 Nebraska Cornhuskers four weeks ago and last week had 430 yards against Ole Miss, came into the game averaging 384 yards of total offense per game but were held to just 278 yards. Fresno QB Derek Carr struggled all night against the Broncos, going 17 of 30 for 126 yards that included an interception and a lost fumble. Fresno State star running back, Robbie Rouse, was held to just 72 rushing yards and ended Rouse's streak of four 100-plus yard performances. "We were never really able to get anything going," Fresno State head coach Pat Hill said after the game. "We wanted to establish the run and we wanted to play action... We spent the whole night inside our 20 and we weren't in position to do anything." The only criticism that might be leveled at the Broncos is on special teams. Kicker Dan Goodale missed two extra points, bounced the pigskin off the uprights once on a field goal that ricocheted in for three points, and the special teams as a whole letting Fresno State's Devon Wylie get by them with a 79-yard punt return in the 4th quarter. But it's hard to really find fault with anyone in particular. It was a resounding victory over a very good team on the road. Next up for the Broncos: Their Mountain West Conference opener next Saturday at Colorado State.