The 'stache is back!
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"The 'stache is back, so look out!"
Joe Southwick announced the triumphant return of his signature moustache Monday. Boise State's quarterbacks group didn't shave until after the Washington game, at which point Southwick carved out his famous crumb catcher for the game against Tennessee-Martin.
Joe acknowledged last year that his parents were a little embarrassed by his facial hair, but they seem to have changed their tune.
"I think they're a little more accepting... No, they're great," laughed Southwick. "I think the mojo was working. I threw a couple touchdown passes and we scored a lot of points, so it's sticking around."
A Boise State student group has announced plans to hand out fake moustaches to fans at Friday's game against Air Force to celebrate the occasion. However, not everyone thinks Joe's nose neighbor is a good look.
"No. Don't bring the moustache back. It was horrible last year," said tackle Charles Leno Jr. in July.
"I don't think I look just as good as Joe with a moustache, so I'm just going to keep on trying to be clean cut and let him grow his own moustache as long as we're putting up points," explained safety Darian Thompson.
Putting up points is exactly what Joe has done in the moustache era. In four games with his soup strainer, Southwick has completed 72% of his passes, throwing 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions. Clean-shaven? He's thrown only 13 TD's to go along with 8 INT's in 13 games.