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The Oklahoma State Cowboys were expected to take an 'L' in this one, but so far it isn't playing out to script. Either team is in a position to win, but they lead against the Boise State Broncos 21-20. So far, this is quite different from their previous head-to-head, which was decided by 23 points.
Oklahoma State has been riding high on the performance of RB Jaylen Warren, who has rushed for two TDs and 178 yards on 22 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the game was Warren's 75-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.
Both the Cowboys and Boise State padded the win column in their previous outings. The follow-up win here is still up for grabs, so expect a hard fought finale.
No. 21 Oklahoma State @ Boise State
Current Records: Oklahoma State 2-0; Boise State 1-1
What to Know
The Boise State Broncos' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys at 9 p.m. ET Sept. 18 at Albertsons Stadium. Boise State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory.
You're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out for the Broncos last Friday. They were fully in charge, breezing past the UTEP Miners 54-13 at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 41-13. Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 340 yards on 24 attempts.
Special teams collected 18 points for Boise State. K Jonah Dalmas delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game. Stefan Cobbs' 81-yard punt return for touchdown should surely be counted as one of the game's standout moments.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 7-7 at the half for Oklahoma State and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane last week, but Oklahoma State stepped up in the second half for a 28-23 win. No one had a standout game offensively for Oklahoma State, but they got scores from RB Jaylen Warren, WR Bryson Green, and WR Jaden Bray.
Their wins bumped the Broncos to 1-1 and the Cowboys to 2-0. Boise State caused 6 turnovers against UTEP, so Oklahoma State will need to take especially good care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Albertsons Stadium -- Boise, Idaho
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $59.00
The Broncos are a 3.5-point favorite against the Cowboys, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 4.5-point favorite.
Oklahoma State won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Sep 15, 2018 - Oklahoma State 44 vs. Boise State 21