Boise State romps past Spartans

SAN JOSE, Calif. ? Kellen Moore and his Boise State teammates

sucked out any drama with such a fast start against San Jose that

the loudest cheers in the second half were for games thousands of

miles away.

With the third-ranked Broncos putting the finishing touches on a

48-0 victory over the Spartans on Saturday night, the sizable

contingent of Boise State fans took great pleasure when hearing No.

1 Ohio State had lost. “Crazy things happen,” Moore said. “Our job

is to make sure we’re not on the end of one of those.” The Broncos

(6-0, 2-0 WAC) made sure it didn’t happen this week. Moore

completed 14-of-16 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns before

putting on a baseball cap and headset to signal plays in the second

half of the Broncos’ latest blowout. Titus Young and Doug Martin

each scored two touchdowns to help Boise State extend the longest

active winning streak in major

college

football to 20 games. Boise State

also could be at the top of another list come Sunday. The Broncos

were projected to be No. 1 in the BCS standings last week and have

a good chance of being there when the initial standings are

released Sunday. The Broncos have never been higher than fourth in

the BCS standings, placing at that spot in last year’s initial

list. They fell to sixth by the end of the regular season, despite

remaining undefeated. “It will mean something December 6th,” coach

Chris Petersen said. “That’s when the rankings mean something.

Every week something happens, someone else goes down. It doesn’t

mean anything right now to us. It means something to everybody else

out there. It gives them something to talk about. We’re just going

back to work.” San Jose State (1-6, 0-2) lost its 18th straight

game to a ranked opponent, including five already this season. The

Spartans have been outscored 204-33 in those contests against

Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Nevada and Boise State. LOUISIANA TECH

48, IDAHO 35: At Ruston, La., Ross Jenkins threw for three

touchdowns and ran for another, and Louisiana Tech had 678 yards of

offense in a win over Idaho. The Bulldogs (3-4, 2-1 Western

Athletic Conference) needed their fifth-highest offensive total in

school history as the Vandals (3-3, 0-1) totaled 526 offensive

yards. Louisiana Tech trailed 14-10 midway through the second

quarter, but answered with three straight scores by Jenkins.

Jenkins threw a 32-yard TD pass to Ahmad Paige, ran for a 4-yard

score and threw a 7-yard touchdown to Paige for a 31-14 lead.

Jenkins was 31-for-44 for 417 yards, Rich Casey caught nine passes

for 117 yards and Lennon Carter added 179 yards rushing and two

touchdowns on 22 carries for the Bulldogs. Nathan Enderle threw for

365 yards and three touchdowns on 24-for-50 passing for the

Vandals, and Justin Veltung had six catches for 141 yards and four

touchdowns.