(Friday, November 12th)
Final Score: (4) Boise State 52, Idaho 14
Moscow, ID (Sports Network) - Doug Martin ran for 117 yards and a pair of scores, as fourth-ranked Boise State continued its quest to top the BCS rankings with a 52-14 thrashing of in-state rival Idaho to capture the Governor's Cup once again.
Kellen Moore played only 2 1/2 quarters and threw for 216 yards and three touchdowns on 19-of-26 passing, as Boise State (9-0, 5-0 WAC) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 23 behind a strong 28-point first quarter.
The Broncos, despite their impressive victories, dropped two spots in this week's Associated Press poll after Auburn and TCU both remained unbeaten. They are also fourth in the BCS poll behind the Tigers and Horned Frogs in addition to the top-ranked Ducks of Oregon.
Nathan Enderle passed for 118 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions on 16-of-34 efficiency for Idaho (4-6, 1-4), which has lost three straight overall and 12 consecutive times to Boise State. Kama Bailey ran for 92 yards on seven carries in the loss.
Idaho never had a prayer from the start of this classic mismatch, as the Broncos scored early and often to take complete control.
The Vandals went backwards five yards on their opening possession, and Boise State never had to trot out its offense after the ensuing punt because Chris Potter returned it 76 yards for a touchdown in the opening minute.
The Broncos intercepted Enderle on the next Idaho series and moved 41 yards in eight plays, with Martin running in from eight yards away for a 14-0 margin six minutes into the game.
Boise State tried a surprise onside kick, but the ball bounced out of bounds. Nevertheless, the Broncos intercepted Enderle again even though Idaho started at the opposing 29-yard line. On the Vandals' next possession, Boise State blocked a punt, and Jeremy Avery capped the ensuing series with a one-yard touchdown run for a 21-0 advantage.
Moore's 58-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 56 seconds on the clock in the opening frame expanded the lead to 28, and Kyle Brotzman made it 31-0 with a 41-yard field goal with 8:57 until halftime.
Avery caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the first half's final seconds to cap a sterling 30 minutes for Boise State, and he returned the second half's opening kickoff 53 yards to the Idaho 47. Two plays later, Martin ran for a 39-yard score to make it 45-0.
The Vandals finally got on the board on Enderle's 17-yard touchdown pass to Eric Greenwood later in the third, but Moore capped his performance with a 21- yard scoring pass to Gabe Linehan before he gave way to Joe Southwick under center.
Southwick was sacked early in the fourth quarter, leading to Aaron Lavarias' nine-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to account for Idaho's final points.
Boise State leads the all-time series, 22-17-1...Idaho gave up 844 yards of offense last week to Nevada, while the Broncos set a school-record with 732 yards of offense against Hawaii last week. Boise State needed only 424 yards on Friday to post the resounding victory. The Vandals recorded 316 yards...Boise State has won 17 straight road games.
11/13 00:55:26 ET