(Tuesday, October 26th)
Final Score: (2) Boise State 49, Louisiana Tech 20
Boise, ID (Sports Network) - Kellen Moore threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding a TD reception, as No. 2 Boise State trounced Louisiana Tech, 49-20, at Bronco Stadium.
Doug Martin racked up 150 yards and two scores on 21 carries and Tyler Shoemaker had six receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (7-0, 3-0 WAC), who ran their win streak to 21 in a row and host Hawaii on November 6.
Austin Pettis posted 55 yards and a touchdown on five catches and also threw one to Moore as Boise State ripped the visitors for 468 yards of offense.
Ross Jenkins finished with 222 yards and a touchdown on 24-of-39 passing but was sacked four times for the Bulldogs (3-5, 2-2), who had won two in a row before a bye last week.
Lennon Creer struck for 149 yards and a pair of TD runs on 35 carries, and Phillip Livas had three catches for 37 yards and a score in defeat. Louisiana Tech racked up 25 first downs and 394 yards of total offense against the nation's best defense, but all for naught.
Louisiana Tech opened the second half with a 23-yard Jenkins-to-Livas scoring connection, but the extra point was missed and it was 28-13. The visitors then recovered an onsides kick, but failed to move the ball.
Boise State came right back with a 91-yard drive and took a 35-13 advantage when Jeremy Avery picked up a loose ball and went 26 yards around the left side to the end zone. The Broncos recovered a fumble two plays later then Pettis and Moore hooked up for a seven-yard score and a 42-13 contest.
Martin raced up the middle for a 20-yard touchdown and the rout was on at 49-13 midway through the fourth. Louisiana Tech didn't respond until Creer's 25-yard run for a score inside the final minute.
The home team jumped on top after a two-yard run from Martin capped a brief drive set up when Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen unleashed a 12-yard punt to the 43-yard line. The Bulldogs responded on the following drive, evening the score on a one-yard dash from Creer.
Boise State countered with a six-yard TD strike from Moore to Pettis to cap the first quarter then Shoemaker caught a Moore pass and rolled 32 yards to the end zone early in the second for a 21-7 game.
It was a 21-point edge at the half as Martin fumbled on a try for the end zone and Kyle Efaw alertly fell on the ball in the end zone.
BSU has won nine in a row over LTU, and has won nine of the 13 all-time meetings...The Broncos have outscored their opponents, 334-94, including 156-20 in WAC wins over New Mexico State, San Jose State and Louisiana Tech...Boise State entered the week third in the BCS standings, behind Auburn and Oregon, and has dominated at home with 59 straight regular-season wins on the famed blue turf..Moore, who tied Ryan Dinwiddie's school record of 82 career touchdown passes, was named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, presented annually to the nation's best quarterback.
10/27 00:23:57 ET