Boise St went into Eugene last year, jumped out to a big lead and, as Oregon tried to come back late, knocked out the Oregon QB with a borderline late hit ( there were a couple of such hits ).
Mid-August, most Oregon players are tight-lipped about the opener, on the road at Boise St. Not Senior tailback LeGarrette Blount who loudly and frequently declares "We owe that team an ass-whuppin'".
The Game: The Boise St defense overpowers the inexperienced Oregon OL and shows extra intensity when tackling Bloun, who carries 8 times for -5 yds, including a safety. Boise St wins 19-8.
After the last play of the game, Boise State defensive end Byron Hout sought out Blount to tell him (reportedly), "Now you owe us two ass-whuppins."
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."