Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fresno State at Boise State

Fresno State heads to Boise State in Week 12 looking to spoil the Broncos' national title hopes.

Fresno State offense vs. Boise State defense
• The Bulldogs should find some success on the ground behind a physical offensive line that thrives on straight-ahead blocking. RB Robbie Rouse is undersized (5-foot-7, 185 pounds) but has a downhill style with above-average vision and lateral quickness out of cuts. Rouse should challenge a Boise State defense that is without MLB Byron Hout, who is out for the season with a broken foot. Hout is a limited athlete but is stout between the tackles and backup Derrell Acrey must be ready for a physical challenge this week. In addition, Broncos S George Iloka and nickelback Winston Venable must continue to do a great job with angles and open-field tackling because Rouse is extremely tough to corral on the second level.