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What is wrong with Boise State? Xazavian Valladay vs. Air Force, Justin Lockhart profile, and more from yesterday

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NCAA Football: Nevada at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

What’s wrong with Boise State? The numbers that explain a slow start ($)

You’ll need a subscription to The Athletic to read this article, but it’s a quality one. Statistical dive in how the once mighty Boise State Broncos have fallen apart. Spoiler alert: the offensive line is one of college football’s worst, and the defense can’t get off the field on third down. Boise State’s slide likely continues on Saturday against 10th-ranked Brigham Young.

Wyoming Cowboys running back Valladay could be X factor against Air Force

Pivotal clash in the Mountain Division Saturday between Wyoming and Air Force. Ryan Thorburn thinks star Wyoming running back Xazavian Valladay could be the X-factor. Huge game for both teams, but especially Air Force. Can’t fall back two games in the division race.

Justin Lockhart steps into starring role after Nevada receiving room gets hit by injuries

Nevada Sports Net’s Chris Murray wrote a feature on Nevada wide receiver Justin Lockhart, who stepped in for injured wide receiver Elijah Cooks and thrived against Boise State last weekend. Give it a read.

Bill Connelly’s weekly picks

Well deserved. Haener is special

Future NFL TE1

Gonzalez and Long return to San Diego

On The Horizon:

Today: Cowboys Ride Into Falcon Stadium For A Key Division Matchup