The game was hard to watch at times. Boise State kept it close going into halftime down 7-6, but turnovers were a big part of the outcome. Eventually playing a role in Ole Miss route, breaking out in the 4th quarter when they scored three consecutive drives.
Boise States Grant Hendrick led broncos loss with 4 interceptions making it hard for the broncos to recover. Despite Boise States constant turnovers, their defense held up until they eventually wore out in the 4th quarter.
Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace rebounded from 3 interceptions first half to explode for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns. Receiver Laquon Treadwell made Boise defenders look like walk-ons with his constant jump-ball receptions burning the broncos secondary for 105 yards on 7 receptions.
In special teams play, red shirt-freshman punter Will-Gleason shined with four punts for a 47.2-yard average. Three of Gleeson’s punts landed inside the 20-yard line, including a long punt of 70 yards which settled on the Broncos’ 7. He was one of the most impressive players of the game.
Overall it was an ugly game by both teams. Defense was regularly on display along with poor QB play.
Boise state’s Jay Ajayi was one of the few bright spots for the broncos carrying a massive workload against a punishing and unforgiving Ole Miss defense. He totaled 33 touches with 20 carries for 86 yards, 12 catches for 93 yards, along with Boise’s lone touchdown. It may not reflect in stat sheet, but Jay looked explosive often breaking 2 or 3 tackles before going down with almost every play he had was met with the defender in the backfield. Jay Ajayi will not last the season if he continues to receive the heavy workload BSU coaches put on him Thursday night.