TALE OF THE TAPE

taleofthetape_College_CHEVY_600x60BrandedHeader.jpg

College Football Week 14: #25 Boise State At Nevada

Boise State
Nevada
Colorado State v Boise State
Nevada v Hawaii
Coaching
Winner Boise State has had a disappointing season by the standards Chris Petersen has set, but at 9-2 the Broncos still have an outside shot at a BCS bowl.
Chris Ault is a Nevada lifer. His team is looking for its eighth win, which would the most for the program since 2010.
Offense
The transition from Kellen Moore to Joe Southwick has been rough, though the junior quarterback had a stellar game last week, completing 17 of 20 passes.
Winner Sophomore quarterback Cody Fajardo has thrown for more than 2,300 yards and rushed for 900.
Defense
Winner As usual, Boise’s defense has been elite, ranking fourth in yards per play and forcing more turnovers than all but four teams.
Nevada’s defense has been below average, and has really struggled over the last few games. The Wolf Pack haven’t forced many turnovers either.
Special Teams
Boise’s punt and punt return teams have done well, but that’s about it as far as special teams play.
Winner Nevada’s special teams play is middle-of-the-road according to Football Outsiders. They have made 8 of 11 field goals.

The Winner Is

Colorado State v Boise State
Winner Boise State
2 out of 4

If Boise’s offense can maintain some of the momentum it has built over the last two games, the Broncos should get the victory.

-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis, Getty Images) Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
    Elite Eight Tale: #1 Wisconsin Vs. #2 Arizona

    It is rematch time. Last year, the Wisconsin Badgers and Arizona Wildcats met in the Elite Eight and Wisconsin walked away with a 64-63 overtime win.

  2. Devin Booker #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Zach Auguste #30 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
    Elite Eight Tale: #1 Kentucky Vs. #3 Notre Dame

    Coming into the Sweet 16, West Virginia showed confidence that they could be the team that finally knocked off the Kentucky Wildcats.

  3. (Photo Credit: Grant Halverson, Getty Images) (Photo Credit: Gene Sweeney Jr., Getty Images)
    Sweet 16: #1 Duke Vs. #5 Utah

    So much for the weak Pac-12 this year: The Utah Utes are one of three teams from the beleaguered conference to make the Sweet 16 this year, and they’ll face the best ACC team left in the tournament: Duke.

See All Tales of the Tape