Boise State blows out Virginia 56-14, Mike London's seat gets hotter

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Boise State went on the road and dominated Virginia on Friday night. (USATSI)

Boise State's dominance started with the first play of the game and didn't stop until the final whistle. On Virginia's opening play, quarterback Matt Johns got pressured and threw a pick-six to defensive lineman Justin Taimatuia. 

Following that pick-six, the Broncos went on to run away with a 56-14 victory. It was an impressive showing from freshman quarterback Brett Rypien in his first career start. Rypien threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns while completing 24-of-35 passes. 

On the other side, Virginia quarterback Matt Johns struggled. Johns completed 12-of-25 passes for 199 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions -- 120 of those yards came on the two long touchdown passes. 

The running game wasn't any better, as the Cavaliers rushed for just 40 yards on 33 carries.

The Virginia team that nearly upset Notre Dame in Week 2 did not show up on Friday night, and the murmurs around Mike London's job security are only growing louder. London is now 24-41 since coming to Virginia in 2010 and has eight losses by 30 or more points -- including five at home. 

The Cavaliers' performance on Friday night was less than inspiring and it doesn't take much more than a Twitter search of "Mike London" to find plenty of upset Virginia fans.

The (possibly) good news for London the Cavaliers is that they still have a full ACC schedule ahead of them to try and turn things around. The bad news is that they have serious issues on the offensive line and a quarterback who's struggling to make good decisions with the football. 

As for Boise State, this win has to give them a great deal of optimism after the deflating news earlier in the week about starting quarterback Ryan Finley's broken ankle. Rypien looked excellent and the Broncos defense is still very stout.

The early loss to BYU looks better with each strong performance by the Cougars, and if they can run through the Mountain West, Boise State can still keep hope alive for another New Year's Six bowl appearance.

CBS Sports Writer

Robby Kalland covers college football and golf for CBS Sports; he also dabbles in boxing, mixed martial arts and other sports. Prior to joining CBS in 2015, Robby spent time working for the Atlanta Hawks,... Full Bio

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