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CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Boise State is 3-0 for the first time since 2011, but walked away from Saturdays 38-24 win over Oregon State with some mixed feelings.There was the first half, a spectacular showing of offense and defense by the Broncos that led to a 31-7 halftime lead. But for much of the second half, the Broncos offense was stuck in the mud, and there were special teams that gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown, another long kickoff return that set up another score, as well as an onside kick which the Beavers recovered.Jeremy McNichols ran for 208 yards and scored four first-half touchdowns in leading the Broncos to their fourth consecutive win over a Pacific-12 Conference team.Im happy that were undefeated, but I also know we have a lot of work to do, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.The tale of two halves, one where Boise State could do little wrong during the first two quarters, yet seemed stalled during most of the second half, left Harsin to harp on a single word.Consistency has got to be there. Thats the name of the game when it comes to any phase. We won the game, thats the ultimate goal. But the standard is, you want to play a certain way, Harsin said.McNichols did most of his damage in the first half, as the junior running back ran for 146 yards and touchdowns of 5, 6 and 70 yards, and caught a 6-yard scoring pass.Brett Rypien completed 19 of 36 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown for Boise State, which beat Washington State earlier this season.The Broncos offense accumulated 512 yards, but only 77 after halftime. Oregon State, held to 67 yards during the first half, finished with 287.Both teams scored on their opening drive, as Oregon State (1-2) tied the game at 7 on a 14-yard run by Ryan Nall. But the Broncos ran over the Beavers from there, holding OSU to 41 yards on its final six first-half drives, while scoring 24 consecutive points to take a 31-7 halftime lead.Boise State took a 14-7 lead on a 6-yard run by McNichols with 5:23 left in the first quarter, then sat on that advantage for nearly a quarter before scoring 17 points during the final seven minutes of the first half.He was angry out there, Harsin said of McNichols. On that long run, I didnt see him, he just squirted out of there and he was gone. Thats the offensive line, thats the tight end, thats J-Mac. Thats what were capable of doing.OSU quarterback Darell Garretson was 11 of 16 for 53 yards, but was benched after a half in favor of Conor Blount. The freshman walk-on gave the Beavers a spark, as Oregon State scored 10 third-quarter points to cut the deficit to 31-17.Darren Lees 19-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Boise State offset a 99-yard kickoff return by OSUs Victor Bolden during the fourth quarter.While there were second-half positives, the brief comeback was of small consolation to OSU running back Ryan Nall, who ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns.Its pretty simple: execution. Were shooting ourselves in the face with penalties, but we can clean that up in practice. Come Monday, were going to be ready to roll, Nall said.It was Boise States first win in four tries at Oregon State. The Broncos have yet to trail in a game this season.THE TAKEAWAYBOISE STATE: The win should put the Broncos in a strong position to crack next weeks AP Top 25 and add to their streak of 14 consecutive years where they have spent at least one week in the rankings. Boise States schedule sets up well for one of its best starts in years, as the Broncos play three of their next four games at home.Beating back-to-back Pac-12 teams is more mindset than talent, Lee said.Everyone we play is talented, everyones got skill, but at the end of the day, you have to have that mentality. If youre not willing to go out and put it down on the line every play, thats the difference, Lee said.OREGON STATE: The Beavers, coming off their first win in 11 games last Saturday against Idaho State, now head into Pacific-12 Conference play, where OSU has lost 11 consecutive games. Oregon State will have much to fix on defense, after giving up 435 yards and 21 first downs during the first half to Boise State. The Beavers offense wasnt much help, after managing just 41 yards on their final six drives of the first half.It was an absolute beat down in the first half. The kids fought and battled back and did some good things. But you cannot trick yourself into wins against good teams. We have to be able to execute, sustain tempo and sustain drives, Oregon State coach Gary Andersen said.NO QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSYGarretson left the game after the first half because Andersen said he wasnt 100 percent due to a lingering foot injury. While Blount had some moments during his college debut, completing 11 of 18 passes for 138 yards, Andersen said when Garretson is physically sound, hell start for the Beavers.Conor can bring some things to the offense with his legs. He did some nice things. Im not afraid to give freshmen an opportunity, Andersen said. But when Darrel is healthy, hes the starting quarterback. Theres no debate about that.UP NEXTBOISE STATE: The Broncos open Mountain West Conference play at home against Utah State next Saturday. Last year, Utah State beat Boise State 52-26, the Broncos most one-sided MWC loss in school history.OREGON STATE: The Beavers hit the road for their Pacific-12 Conference opener at Colorado next Saturday. The Buffaloes opened league play Saturday at Oregon. Black Air VaporMax Shoes . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. Air VaporMax 2018 Outlet . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. http://www.cheapairvapormaxstore.com/ . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. Buy Air VaporMax 2018 . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. White Air VaporMax 2018 . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. BERKELEY, Calif. -- With the clock running down and the game on the line, California coach Sonny Dykes trusted his much-maligned defense to deliver.The defense responded with six stops from inside the 10 to seal the win.James Looney stopped Zach Moss from the 1-yard line on the final play of the game to give the Golden Bears their second straight home win against a ranked opponent, 28-23 over No. 18 Utah on Saturday.Im really proud of our defensive players, Dykes said. Those guys have taken a lot of criticism from people. The good thing is they didnt listen to it. They kept working and kept getting better.Dykes declined to use any of his three timeouts late in the game as Utah (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) drove for a possible winning score, believing a defense that has struggled to stop opponents all season could come up with one key stand for Cal (3-2, 1-1).Im glad Coach Dykes put the faith in us, Looney said. He always has. Its not like its a new thing. He just told us to go out there and play. He knew we were playing well and he put his faith in us and we came through.The Utes had a first-and-goal at the 9 with about 2 minutes left. Dykes considered starting to use timeouts to save time for his high-powered offense that had built the lead behind four TD passes from Davis Webb but decided against it.A pair of short runs and a sack, left the Utes facing a fourth down, but a pass interference in the end zone against Marloshawn Franklin Jr. with 14 seconds gave Utah three more shots from the 2.Moss ran for 1 yard on first down, Troy Williams threw an incomplete pass on second down before Looney ended the game by wrapping up Moss before he even got back to the line of scrimmage.I had a chance to make a play, it was my play to make and I made it, Looney said. It was about time. I need to make those. Im a leader of this defense and I need to make those plays.That set off a wild celebration for Cal and sent the Utes home in disappointment following their first conference loss.A tough ggame to lose but proud of our guys for how they hung in there and fought back, just like weve done many times previously in the season, Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said.dddddddddddd Were just one play away there.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: The Utes came into the game wanting to limit Cals chances and did just that by running 97 plays on offense and holding the ball for 42:01. Utah had a 21-play scoring drive in the first half that took 9:08 and kept Webb off the field.We didnt want to get into a scoring contest with them, Whittingham said. Thats their MO, thats not our MO, and thats exactly how it went down is we did not let that happen.California: The Bears were not their usual selves on offense as they struggled to run the ball and went more than 30 minutes of game time with just one first down. But Webb was good enough the rest of the game, throwing for 306 yards and a pair of scoring strikes to Chad Hansen and Demetris Robertson to give Cal the win.TIMEOUT DISPUTE: A key factor on the final drive was a disputed timeout by Utah. With the clock stopped with 14 seconds left, the officials granted the Utes a timeout they said they never called. By using the teams second timeout there, Utah felt forced to throw on second down from the 1 because it was out of timeouts and Whittingham wanted to make sure he had three shots at the end zone.It limited how many times we couldve run the football, thats what it did, Whittingham said. That was a huge factor.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Utes will likely fall out of the poll following their first loss of the season, while the Bears will need to do more work to get into the rankings for the first time this year.UP NEXTUtah: The Utes return home to take on Arizona next Saturday.California: The Bears seek their first road win when they travel to Oregon State on Saturday.---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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