See you Latah

Hooray for county puns! The Vandals had exactly one big play and exactly one decent drive yesterday afternoon as they were annihilated for the 10th straight time by the undefeated Broncos. On the first play from scrimmage, Vandal receiver Daniel Hardy turned a short-gainer into an 81-yard TD after the Bronco D gave up on the play, thinking he was down. It was a heads up play by Hardy...and it was the last big play the Vandals would have all day. Sure, the Broncos chose to let the Vandals stay within striking distance at the half by missing two field goals and not capitalizing in the red zone, but once the 3rd quarter started, it was curtains for the Black and Gold.

Jeremy Avery showed why he should get the lion's share of the carries torching the Vandals for 156 yards and two TDs on only 11 carries. I will say this now: Ian Johnson deserves the WAC TD record and the coaches should do everything in their power to give it to him...but Avery is the better back for this offense and as such, should get the touches. Kellen Moore failed to throw a TD for the first time since game two, but was an efficient 23/31 on the day with no turnovers. Hey Kellen, corner fade to Pettis...that's all I'm sayin'.

Ellis Powers repeated his feat of returning a fumble for a TD and Kyle Wilson ran back yet another punt for a TD. The defense looked solid against the run and didn't allow anything over the top, but still look a bit soft over the middle against non-spread offense. Thankfully, next week's tumble against the Wolf Pack will feature the spread option and power run game...two things the Broncos handle very well.

With the 45-10 win, the Broncos move to 10-0 for the 3rd time in 5 seasons and clinched at least a share of their 6th WAC title. They will can claim the outright title with a win over Nevada on Saturday.

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