Boise State scored 35 unanswered points to defeat the Aztecs, 35-13

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Boise State football scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to rally from a 13-0 halftime deficit and defeat San Diego State, 35-13, Friday night at Albertsons Stadium.

The second half was all in favor of the Broncos (3-2, 2-0 MW), as the Aztecs were held to 12 total yards in the second half – including none through the air. The three-headed rushing attack of George Holani (131), Taylen Green (105) and Ashton Jeanty (82) gave the Blue and Orange 316 rushing yards on the night, its most in a game since a 400-yard outburst against UConn in 2018.

Green jumpstarted Boise State’s comeback with a 17-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, as both he and Holani had two rushing scores in the second half. Jeanty powered the Broncos to retake the lead from San Diego State (2-3, 0-1 MW) with a 32-yard run in the waning seconds of the third quarter.

The 35 second-half points are the most for Boise State since matching that total at San Jose State in 2019.

Top Broncos

  • Redshirt junior running back George Holani had 131 yards on the ground, and he added 17 receiving yards off two receptions. It was his most rushing yards in a game since he had 178 at Utah State in 2019.
  • In his first career start redshirt freshman quarterback Taylen Green totaled 153 yards – 105 of which came on the ground.
  • Sixth year nickel Tyreque Jones had an interception and finished with two tackles.
  • Redshirt senior linebacker DJ Schramm led the Broncos with 11 tackles and four tackles-for-loss.

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