Broncos focused on stopping Aztecs' ground game
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For most teams, running into the teeth of Boise State's defense is like running into a brick wall. The Broncos are only allowing 145 rushing yards per game. Take out the two anomalies- Le'veon Bell's Herculean performance and New Mexico's triple option- and the average drops to an downright stingy 103 yards per game.
If BSU wants to remain atop the Mountain West, the fifth-best defense in the country will have to maintain its dominance at the line of scrimmage on Saturday.
San Diego State boasts a top-20 rushing attack, featuring two backs that can do damage- Adam Muema and Walter Kazee. Both are averaging over 5-and-a-half yards per carry, and have combined for over 1500 yards and 16 touchdowns.
"On offense, they're a power football team; very physical team on both sides," noted Coach Chris Petersen.
"I'm excited for this game, because I think the kids know that San Diego State is a very good team, and we're going to have to play our best. I like to be around our guys when we get that vibe."