Through 3 Quarters

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, the Boise State Broncos look much better today on their home turf. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the UTEP Miners 51-13 three quarters in. QB Hank Bachmeier has led the way so far for the Broncos, as he has passed for two TDs and 340 yards on 24 attempts.

Boise State has been led by Bachmeier, who so far has passed for two TDs and 340 yards on 24 attempts. Near the top of the highlight reel was Bachmeier's 61-yard TD bomb to WR Stefan Cobbs in the second quarter.

Boise State's defense has been flying around the field, snatching six takeaways already. they might just be able to coast to victory if they can keep up that ball pressure

Who's Playing

UTEP @ Boise State

Current Records: UTEP 2-0; Boise State 0-1

Last Season Records: Boise State 5-2; UTEP 3-5

What to Know

The UTEP Miners will square off against the Boise State Broncos at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday at Albertsons Stadium. The Miners will be strutting in after a win while Boise State will be stumbling in from a loss.

UTEP was hampered by 105 penalty yards against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats last week, but luckily for them that wasn't the tale of the game. UTEP beat Bethune-Cookman 38-28. UTEP can attribute much of their success to RB Ronald Awatt, who rushed for one TD and 136 yards on 19 carries.

Meanwhile, the Broncos didn't finish too far behind, but the team still lost 36-31 to the UCF Knights last Thursday. Boise State was up 14 to nothing at the end of the first quarter but couldn't hold on to the lead. A silver lining for them was the play of WR Khalil Shakir, who caught five passes for two TDs and 95 yards.

Boise State's defeat took them down to 0-1 while UTEP's victory pulled them up to 2-0. A win for Boise State would reverse both their bad luck and UTEP's good luck. We'll see if Boise State manages to pull off that tough task or if UTEP keeps their momentum going instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 9:30 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: $20.00

Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.