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MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-7-1)
New faces: C Garrett Bradbury, RG Josh Kline, DT Shamar Stephen, TE Irv Smith Jr., RB Alexander Mattison, P/K Kaare Vedvik, LS Austin Cutting, WR Jordan Taylor,...
As Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook's workload during the...
Boise State starts new chapter with same expectations
The way last season ended for Boise State left a bad aftertaste.
Losing the Mountain West Conference championship game on its home field, followed by a bowl game that was abandoned due to...
Vikings look good on offense in 34-25 win over Saints
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Vikings stick with offensive approach on draft’s third day
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins' first season in Minnesota was a letdown for a Vikings' team full of Super Bowl aspirations, mainly because the offense underwhelmed and couldn't support another...
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Matchup
Boston College (7-5, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. Boise State (10-3, Mountain West), Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. ET.
Boston College: RB A.J. Dillon, 1,108 yards rushing, 10 touchdowns.
Boise State: QB Brett Rypien, 3,705 yards passing, 30 TDs; RB Alexander Mattison, 1,415 yards rushing, 17 TDs.
Boston College: Hasn't played a bowl game in Texas since Heisman winner Doug Flutie led the Eagles to a 45-28 win over Houston in the 1985 Cotton Bowl.
MW title at stake as No. 25 Fresno St faces No. 19 Boise St
Mountain West championship
No. 25 Fresno State (10-1, 7-1, No. 25 CFP) at No. 19 Boise State (10-2, 7-1, No. 22 CFP), Saturday, 7:45 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Boise State beats Utah State, gets Mountain West title shot
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State has a chance for a conference title and maybe even a big bowl game.
Brett Rypien threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, Alexander Mattison rushed for 200 yards and three scores, and the No. 21 Broncos beat No. 14 Utah State 33-24 on Saturday night.
Boise State (10-2, 7-1), which has won seven straight since losing to San Diego State on Oct. 6, will host Fresno State for the Mountain West championship next Saturday in a rematch from last season.
Injured Broncos Mattison, Roh could play Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl
LAS VEGAS - Boise State coach Bryan Harsin met with the media Tuesday night after the Broncos finished their first practice in Las Vegas and voiced optimism that tight end Jake Roh and running back Alexander Mattison would both be able to play in Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon.
Roh has missed the last two games with an injury to his left ankle, while Mattison suffered a similar injury to his left ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Mountain West title game against Fresno State.
Boise State’s Wolpin ready to step in again for Mattison if needed
BOISE — In his final home game as a college football player Ryan Wolpin subbed in for the injured Alexander Mattison and scored the game-winning touchdown to help Boise State win the Mountain West championship.
He might be called upon to make a similar impact a week from Saturday when the Broncos face Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Mattison, Velazquez earn Mountain West weekly honors
BOISE - Boise State running back Alexander Mattison was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week Monday, while kicker/punter Joel Velazquez earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Mattison rushed for 242 yards - the thirst most in a single game in Boise State history - and had three touchdowns in the Broncos' 59-52 overtime win at Colorado State. His third touchdown in overtime proved to be the game winner.
Notebook: Mattison has career-night in Boise State win
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Boise State's crazy comeback in a 59-52 overtime win at Colorado State Saturday night overshadowed one of the best rushing performances in school history.
Boise State’s Alexander Mattison had 23 rushes for 242 yards - the third-highest total in school history - and added three touchdowns in the win. His 4-yard score in overtime proved to be the game-winner.
Boise State bowl eligible with 41-14 win over Utah State
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Brett Rypien passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday night to help Boise State become bowl eligible with a 41-14 win over Utah State.
Montell Cozart added 110 yards on 5-of-7 passing and two TD passes for the Broncos (6-2, 4-0 Mountain West), who became the last unbeaten team in the conference after Colorado State and Fresno State lost their matchups on Saturday.
Boise State had a big hole to fill this offseason with the departure of running back Jeremy McNichols, who rushed for over 3,200 yards and 44 touchdowns in three seasons at Boise State and is now on the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad. Mattison was the next man up and got off to a slow start in his sophomore year. He averaged just 41.5 rushing yards his first four games, but he has now crossed the century mark in two straight games, scoring three touchdowns in the process.
Notebook: Mattison gets Boise State running game back on track
PROVO, Utah — That’s more like it.
A game after rushing for just 30 yards in a 42-23 loss to Virginia, Boise State’s struggling running game found traction against BYU.
Boise State had 158 rushing yards on 47 attempts Friday night to help jumpstart an inconsistent offense. The Broncos were just six yards shy of the season-high 164 yards rushing they had in a triple-overtime loss at Washington State.
GOOD ENOUGH: Broncos weren’t perfect, but do enough to pick up big road win at BYU
PROVO, Utah – Well that might calm the nerves of some Boise State fans. At least for a week.
Boise State got a struggling rushing attack going, played solid defense and overcame a slow start Friday night to pick up a badly-needed win, 24-7 over BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium
Alexander Mattison had 28 rushes for a career high 118 yards and two touchdowns Friday as the Broncos rebounded from a stunning home loss to Virginia last time out.
Mattison’s career-high 118 yards leads Boise St by BYU 24-7
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Alexander Mattison ran for a career-high 118 yards and two touchdowns, Brett Rypien threw his first TD pass of the season and Boise State beat BYU 24-7 on Friday night.
Boise State scored 17 straight points in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into halftime.
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