BOISE, Idaho (Ticker) -- B.J. Rhode threw five touchdown passes as Boise State posted a 63-38 victory over Utah State.
Rhode became the seventh player for the Broncos to throw five TDs, which is one shy of Jim McMillan's 1970 since record. He is the first to throw five since Bart Hendricks did it against Idaho in 2000.
Rhode is filling in for injured starter Ryan Dinwiddie, who broke his ankle in against Arkansas on Septbmer 7. In his third start, he completed 17-of-28 passes for 376 yards.
Rhode found Brock Forsey and Jay Swillie for TDs of eight and 67 yards, respectively, to give the Broncos (3-1) a 14-3 lead with 3:44 left in the first quarter.
Boise State made it 21-3 when cornerback Julius Brown returned a fumble 38 yards for a TD with 2:43 left.
The Broncos held a 42-24 lead at halftime and saw their lead sliced to 42-31 when Jamar Glasper recovered a punt in the end zone with 11:43 left in the fourth quarter.
But Boise State scored on it next two drives to put the contest out of reach. Rhode connected with Bill Wingfield for a 63-yard score and David Mikell scored on a 40-yard TD run to make it 56-31.
Utah State's Jose Fuentes completed 21-of-34 passes for 297 yards to become the school's all-time leader in total offense with 6,782. He surpassed Tony Adams, who had 6,587 yards from 1970-1972.