Boise State at UL Lafayette

Boise State rolls past Louisiana-Lafayette 45-10


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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Brett Rypien was 22 of 33 passing for 347 yards and two touchdowns, and Boise State cruised to a 45-10 season opening win over Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday.

It was Rypien's sixth career 300-plus yard outing - with Boise State winning all six contests.

Thomas Sperbeck, Cedric Wilson, and Jeremy McNichols each caught touchdown passes, adding 130, 113, and 98 yards receiving, respectively. McNichols also had two rushing touchdows and Sperbeck threw for a TD.

The Broncos scored the first 35 points, including a 48-yard trick play pass from Sperbeck to McNichols. A Stevie Artigue field goal for Louisiana-Lafayette made it 35-3 at halftime. The Ragin Cajuns scored their lone touchdown early in the fourth, when Anthony Jennings found Keenan Barnes from 11-yards out.

Jennings finished with 186 yards passing for Louisiana-Lafayette. Elijah McGuire had 46 yards rushing and Ja'Marcus Bradley caught three balls for 50 yards.

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Scoreboard
Boise State  (1-0) «14213745
UL Lafayette  (0-1)030710
Scoring Summary
BOISEJeremy McNichols 1 yd run (Tyler Rausa kick)
BOISECedrick Wilson 42 yd pass from Brett Rypien (Tyler Rausa kick)
BOISEJeremy McNichols 48 yd pass from Thomas Sperbeck (Tyler Rausa kick)
BOISEJeremy McNichols 7 yd run (Tyler Rausa kick)
BOISEThomas Sperbeck 35 yd pass from Brett Rypien (Tyler Rausa kick)
LALAFStevie Artigue 44 yd FG
BOISETyler Rausa 30 yd FG
LALAFKeenan Barnes 11 yd pass from Anthony Jennings (Stevie Artigue kick)
BOISEAlexander Mattison 2 yd run (Tyler Rausa kick)
 
Team Stats
 BOISELALAF
First Downs2818
Third Down Efficiency7-137-18
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-2
Plays-Net Yards73-58473-267
Rushes-Yds38-15840-81
Passing Yds426186
Kick Return Yds1575
Punt Return Yds20
Passes24-35-021-33-0
Punts2-826-271
Fumbles-Lost1-02-0
Penalties-Yds7-6010-71
Time of Poss.29:1430:46
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
BOISE: Alexander Mattison 11-61, Jeremy McNichols 9-48, Devan Demas 8-29, Ryan Wolpin 5-24, Thomas Stuart 1-2, Thomas Sperbeck 1-1, Akilian Butler 1--1, Team 1--2, Brett Rypien 1--4
LALAF: Elijah McGuire 14-46, Jalen Nixon 3-20, Anthony Jennings 16-18, Jordan Wright 3-10, Darius Hoggins 1-1, Raymond Calais 2--1, Team 1--13
PASSING
BOISE: Brett Rypien 22-33-347-0, Thomas Sperbeck 1-1-48-0, Thomas Stuart 1-1-31-0
LALAF: Anthony Jennings 21-33-186-0
RECEIVING
BOISE: Cedrick Wilson 7-113, Thomas Sperbeck 6-130, Alec Dhaenens 5-40, Jeremy McNichols 3-98, A.J. Richardson 1-31, Chaz Anderson 1-9, Devan Demas 1-5
LALAF: Elijah McGuire 6-40, Ja'Marcus Bradley 3-50, Nick Byrne 2-22, Matt Barnes 2-20, Michael Jacquet 2-17, Al Riles 2-17, Keenan Barnes 2-13, Jordan Wright 1-4, Darius Hoggins 1-3
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Boise State1st Mountain West Mountain6-210-3
UL Lafayette5th Sun Belt 5-36-7

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