October 21, 2021 1:42 pm
Bachmeier, Boise State defeat Utah State 27-3

Bachmeier, Boise State defeat Utah State 27-3

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Hank Bachmeier threw for two touchdowns, Boise State’s defense frustrated Utah State and the Broncos won their 22nd-straightconference opener with a 27-3 win over the Aggies on Saturday.

The back-breaker was a 3-yard pass from Bachmeier to Scott Matlock with 5: 09 to play. That capped a 15-yard drive after a critical fumble by Utah State quarterback Andrew Peasley. It took the Broncos nine plays and 4 minutes, 23 seconds to cover 15 yards because of penalties.

Utah State (3-1,1-1 Mountain West Conference), which was off to its best start since 1978 opened 5-0, scored on a field goal just under a minute into quarter four. The Aggies still had a first-and goal on that drive.

Boise State (2-3, 1-0) responded with a field goal. Demitri Washington’s recovery and Jackson Cravens’ stripsack followed.

Utah State had 217 yards in the first half but trailed 10-0 and finished with 443 yards with little to show for it. At 563.3 yards, the Aggies were third in the country.

Boise State won six straight series titles. They had 435 yards. Bachmeier threw for 287 and Khalil Shakir had seven catches for 113 yards and a score that made it 17-0 early in the third quarter.

The game kicked off at 10 a.m. for national television. The Broncos last conference opening loss was in 1999 in Big West Conference.

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