October 28th, 2011 at 12:06 AM ^

The fact that he threw one while up 67-34 in the fourth quarter is a little obnoxious.  And it sort of illustrates why all the all-time TD leaders at quarterback are from mid-major conferences.


October 28th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

I haven't seen a video of that TD, but it was a 47 yd TD. It could have been a short throw that happened to go the distance.

Even having the guy in at all is pushing the bounds of decorum. Rice did have a bunch of points so it's not completely outside reason that they could've managed to make it interesting. But still: 33-point lead, that's more than four scores.


October 28th, 2011 at 1:48 PM ^

That is one thing that impresses me about Boise State and Kellen Moore.  Moore's stats are largely accumulated in the first half of most games.  He often sits for the entire fourth quarter, and sometimes much of the second half.  Despite sitting for significant periods of time, he has racked up impressive stats, and when all is said and done he will probably only be exceeded by Keenum because they keep Keenum in and keep him throwing for the entire game.

It is also impressive that BSU could probably hang 100 on some of the teams that they play if they kept their foot on the accelerator for the entire game.  Even though they know that their strength of schedule is not as strong as an SEC or Big 12 team, they begin to take out their starters once the game is clearly in hand.  Even though it might help with some of the voters, Petersen doesn't believe that BSU should demolish lesser teams just to score some cheap points with voters that probably wouldn't change their mind about BSU even if they beat LSU or Alabama.


October 28th, 2011 at 2:06 PM ^

I agree about KM, and not just because I live in Boise.  He could be a Drew Brees kind of player.  He is smart, makes quick decisions, has outstanding pocket presence, and is very accurate.  Also, BSU doesn't run a Texas Tech kind of passing spread.  They run a lot of pro-style plays, and work the ball down the field as well as working shorter routes.


October 28th, 2011 at 11:29 AM ^

And just look at him now! With a lot of practice, hard work and dedication, maybe one day he will be better than Tavaris Jackson. 

Kolb QB rating - 78.8. Tavaris Jackson QB - 81.

In ESPN's new Total QBR: Kolb - 38. TJax -40.2.

Also factor in that the running game of the Cardinals is better than that of the Seahawks. Yikes!

Dude's in his 5th year and not even Larry Fitzgerald can make him look better than Tavarvis Jackson, let alone good. He's awful. 


October 28th, 2011 at 12:09 AM ^

And while Keenum is pretty accurate, Rice's defense makes our 2010 defense look like LSU.  Receivers often open by 15+ yards and absolutely nothing even remotely close to resembling pressure on the QB. 


October 28th, 2011 at 9:01 AM ^

Can you really compare a conference USA schedule to a B1G schedule though?  Rice played one top 25 team last year.  Michigan played 5.  If we had played the likes of Tulane and Central Florida every game, we might have had ten wins last year.  

I suppose though a lot of those ten wins might have been 42-37 games anyway, so maybe you do have a valid point afterall.


October 28th, 2011 at 12:14 AM ^

This is a very poor Rice football team that is now 2-6 (victories vs Purdue and Memphis). Rice has the 100th ranked scoring defense, and is giving up an average of more than 36 points a game. 


October 28th, 2011 at 12:36 AM ^

Their one receiver caught 7 passes 5 for TDs and over 300 yrds.
<br>Also, Rice scored 34(!) points on Houston, which is why they should not be in the BCS conversation. They would be destroyed by almost everyone in the top 10.

South TX MFan

October 28th, 2011 at 1:00 AM ^

If BSU goes undefeated then UH couldn't make a BCS bowl unless they received an at-large bid, which I sincerely doubt. I'm from Houston and hear about the Cougars all the time. Keenum is a legit QB despite the poor competition he plays against. The thing to remember is UH surrendered 34 points and nearly 500 yards to 2-6 Rice. Of course when the offense has 30 second scoring drives its hard on a defense, but still, they'd get wrecked by a legit BCS team.