The Boise State Broncos gave head coach Bryan Harsin a Mountain West championship in his first season as Chris Petersen’s replacement with a 28-14 win over the Fresno State Bulldogs.
No. 22 Boise State improved their record to 11-2 and won the Mountain West title with a 28-14 victory over Fresno State.
The Broncos stormed out to a 21-0 lead at halftime, but their offense quieted down in the second half while the defense held strong throughout the game.
Broncos quarterback Grant Hedrick threw for 155 yards on 9-of-16 passing while rushing for 81 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.
Running back Jay Ajayi added another 70 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
The Broncos’ brilliant defensive performance was highlighted by a pick-six by linebacker Tanner Vallejo, who returned his interception 64 yards to the end zone.
Meanwhile, Fresno State quarterback Brian Burrell threw for 332 yards and one touchdown pass with three interceptions on 30-of-45 passing.
Wide receiver Josh Harper caught 10 passes for 131 yards while running back Josh Quezada led the Bulldogs in rushing with 38 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
The Broncos held starter Marteze Waller to 23 yards on 15 carries.