BOISE, Idaho — Colorado State’s offensive struggles continued Saturday night. Actually, things got worse.
Boise State limited the Rams to a season-low 170 yards, 49 less than they mustered against Michigan in their season opener, and the Broncos posted a season-high 514 total yards in a 49-10 rout at Albertsons Stadium.
Taylen Green threw for a career-high 305 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another, George Holani rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns, as Boise State (6-2, 5-0 Mountain West) won its fourth straight.
Colorado State (2-6, 2-2), which gained nearly half their yards on a 76-yard touchdown pass from Clay Millen to Justus Ross-Simmons, remains winless against the Broncos in 12 meetings.
Green, who rushed for over 100 yards in his first two games with significant playing time, hasn’t rushed for more than 22 yards during Boise State’s current win streak. He completed 22 passes — also a season high for the freshman — on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 81, another personal best for him.
Stefan Cobbs led the Boise State receiving corps with four catches for 91 yards, while Billy Bowens added four receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Millen threw for 161 yards, while the Rams finished with a total of 3 yards rushing. Avery Morrow, who had topped 100 yards rushing in his previous three games, had just five carries for two yards.
Colorado State: The Rams’ offensive woes shouldn’t be a surprise when considering their inexperience at skill positions and the 54 newcomers to the program. But the offensive line was expected to be a cornerstone to build around entering the season. However, injuries have decimated the offensive line unit, resulting in six different starting lineup combinations through eight games.
If the Rams expect to be competitive in November, they need their inexperienced skill players to grow up fast and hope its line gets well soon.
Boise State: While the Broncos’ offense has flourished under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter’s leadership, it’s the patient development of freshman quarterback Taylen Green and his passing prowess that has transformed the Broncos’ season. Green’s evolution has been marked by maturity in the pocket, all while remaining a legitimate threat to run the ball.
With Boise State’s defense proving to be one of the best in the country, Green has had the time to develop and is now more than capable of leading the Broncos into a Mountain West title game, something almost unthinkable four games ago.
Colorado State: The Rams remain on the road, squaring off against San Jose State on Saturday.
Boise State: The Broncos host BYU in a budding out-of-conference rivalry game.