ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos activated rookie quarterback Drew Lock off injured reserve Saturday and waived rookie quarterback Brett Rypien, but the team still isn't naming Lock the...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — How’s this for motivation: The Boise State Broncos are poised to do something no other Boise State Broncos team has ever accomplished.
DENVER (AP) — With Joe Flacco joining Drew Lock on injured reserve, the Broncos head into Sunday's game against the Browns with two quarterbacks, Brandon Allen and Brett Rypien, who haven't thrown...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco's Denver debut lasted half a season.
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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...
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco will have to wait another week to make his Denver debut.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — After entering the offseason scrambling again at quarterback, John Elway emerged from draft weekend set for the present and maybe the future at a position that's been his...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Rypien displayed some of his pedigree in the East-West Shrine Game.
Rypien and Easton Stick each threw a touchdown pass to help the West beat the East 21-17 on Saturday.
Rypien, a Boise State product and nephew of Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, was 10 of 14 for 134 yards.
Scouts from a number of NFL teams talked with Rypien during a week of workouts preceding the game.
DALLAS (AP) — SERVPRO First Responders Bowl: No. 23 Boise State (10-3) vs. Boston College (7-5), 1:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
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.
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.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien etched his name in the Mountain West record books as the conference's all-time leading passer in both yards and completions. But the pro-style passer needed his feet almost as much as his arm to beat the nation's second-best scoring defense.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien threw for 214 yards and a touchdown and the Boise State defense made a last-minute goal line stand as the Broncos held off upset-minded BYU 21-16 on Saturday night.
Boise State (7-2), which has now won three straight against the Cougars, leaned heavily on its defense to secure the victory. The Broncos registered seven sacks and nine tackles for loss.
Despite notching the victory, Boise State was sloppy on both sides of the ball. But Rypien didn't seem to mind.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Just as Brett Rypien released his fourth touchdown pass of the night late in the second quarter, the Boise State quarterback took a shot to the chin from a defender, opening a cut that required stitches to close.
Sewn up at halftime, Rypien didn't miss a beat, finishing with five touchdown passes — three to John Hightower — and Boise State pulled away in the late going to beat Air Force 48-38 on Saturday night.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns to lead Boise State over Colorado State 56-28 on Friday night.
Boise State (5-2, 3-1 Mountain West), which had to rally from a 35-10 halftime deficit last season against the Rams, flipped the script this time in racing out to a 35-7 halftime lead and never looked back.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Brett Rypien threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns as Boise State held on for a 31-27 win over Nevada on Saturday night.
The contest included four lead changes in the first half, and both teams scored on their first two possessions of the second half before the Broncos (4-2, 2-1 Mountain West) pulled away with a 17-play, eight minute, 20 second drive in the fourth quarter.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Playing in hazy conditions caused by smoke from a forest fire burning the area, Boise State's Brett Rypien burned another defense to record his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game this season.
Rypien completed 28 of 42 pass attempts for two touchdowns and 342 yards in leading the Broncos over Wyoming 34-14 on Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 15 Oklahoma State isn't just lighting up the scoreboard anymore.
The Cowboys have tallied 16 sacks in their first three games with new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles' aggressive 4-2-5 defense. The Cowboys pressured Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien all day Saturday and tallied seven sacks in a 44-21 victory over the Broncos, who had been ranked 17th.
No. 17 Boise State (2-0) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (2-0) 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Oklahoma State by 2½.
Series record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Oklahoma State seeks its first major win with new QB Taylor Cornelius. Boise State would cement its status as a leader in the Group of Five with a nonconference win on the road against a ranked team. Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill and Boise State QB Brett Rypien could become serious Heisman contenders with big performances.
The ceiling for teams outside the Power Five in the College Football Playoff race seems to be set pretty low — as any Central Florida fan will be quick to point out.
Maybe Boise State can bust through it this year. To do so, Saturday's game at No. 24 Oklahoma State will be crucial for the 17th-ranked Broncos.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien and No. 20 Boise State sure look ready for their showdown with Power Five foe Oklahoma State next week.
Rypien threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns in little more than a half and the Broncos set a school record for offensive yards in a 62-7 rout of UConn on Saturday night.
Boise State (2-0) gained 818 yards, including 514 in the first half. The previous record was 742 yards on Oct. 15, 2011 against Colorado State in Boise State's first Mountain West game.
No. 20 Boise State very quietly put together one of the more impressive performances of the season's opening weekend.
The Broncos will have the opportunity to make a lot of noise over the next two weeks beginning with Saturday night's game against Connecticut.
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Brett Rypien and Sean Modster delivered some early highlights for Boise State.
Then, Tyler Horton and the Broncos' new Turnover Throne stole the show.
Rypien passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns, Modster had 167 yards receiving and Horton returned two second-half fumbles for touchdowns to lead No. 22 Boise State to a 56-20 opening victory over Troy on Saturday night.
Horton's reward: Time on the sideline "throne" for players who produce turnovers.
Brett Rypien is about to become a rarity in college football, a quarterback with the skill from the time of his arrival on campus to be the starter for the majority of his four years at Boise State.
He's won a conference title. He's won bowl games. Yet there was a time a year ago as a junior that his spot as the Broncos starter was being questioned by outsiders and challenged from within.
No. 22 Boise State (11-3 last year) at Troy (11-2), 6 p.m. ET (ESPNEWS)
Line: Boise State by 10.
Series record: Boise State 1-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Both want to prove they're among the top Group of Five teams. For Troy, that would mean upsetting a team that has made 16 straight bowl appearances.
DENVER (AP) — Boise State could very well make this a memorable 20th season for the Mountain West Conference.
Extremely memorable, perhaps. Because if things go just right and break just so, the Broncos may be in the conversation for the College Football Playoff.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryan Harsin didn't have to say anything.
Boise State had committed two turnovers that were returned for touchdowns in the final minute of the first half, turning a 24-0 rout in the making into a competitive 24-14 contest and allowing Oregon back into the game.
Without any special speech from their head coach, the Broncos regrouped and responded.
Boise State (10-3, Mountain West) vs Oregon (7-5, Pac-12), Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Las Vegas
Boise State: QB Brett Rypien, 2,515 yards passing, 14 TDs
Oregon: RB Royce Freeman, 1,475 yards rushing, 16 TDs
Boise State: The Broncos avenged a loss to Fresno State the week before by beating the Bulldogs 17-14 in the Mountain West title game.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien struggled so much early in the season, he lost playing time to Kansas graduate transfer Montell Cozart. However, the highly-touted signal caller and nephew of Super Bowl winning quarterback Mark Rypien remained focused on the one thing he wanted more than anything — a championship.
No. 25 Boise State (9-2, 7-0 Mountain West, CFP No. 23) at Fresno State (8-3, 6-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)
Line: Boise State by 7.
Series Record: Boise State leads 13-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
This is a preview of next week's Mountain West title game. The first meeting could determine who hosts that championship. Boise State will be at home next week with a win. If Fresno State wins, the host will be determined on Sunday by composite computer rankings.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien spent the past year lamenting his performance against Air Force, one that cost the Broncos a spot in the Mountain West title game.
But after his performance in the Broncos' 44-19 victory over Air Force on Saturday night, he'll spend the final two weeks of the season getting ready for back-to-back games with Fresno State and a chance to win the conference title.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Brett Rypien threw four touchdown passes, including two in the final 1:41 of regulation, to help Boise State rally for a 59-52 overtime win over Colorado State on Saturday night.
Rypien was 23-of-43 passing for 331 yards and Alex Mattison had career highs of 242 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Boise State (8-2 overall, 6-0 Mountain West).
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Despite Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien's sparkling passing performance in the Broncos' 41-14 rout of Nevada on Saturday night, he's not above receiving unconventional coaching.
After leaping up and catching a 15-yard wide receiver pass from Cedrick Wilson, Rypien went back to the huddle and received some direction from Wilson.
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, Idaho (AP) — When Montell Cozart transferred from Kansas to Boise State for his senior season, he had two goals: help the team win and have fun.
Cozart did both on Saturday night, accounting for three touchdowns — two running and one passing — in a platoon role to lead the Broncos past Wyoming 24-14.
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.
Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien is no stranger to Washington State's Martin Stadium.
He attended many games in Pullman when he was growing up in nearby Spokane and knows what the atmosphere is like.
He'll get to experience it from a different perspective Saturday when he leads Boise State against No. 20 Washington State.
"It's wild, especially when the Cougars start winning," Rypien said.