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Boise States Its Case
ALBERT CHEN
November 23, 2009
The 10--0 Broncos, as overlooked as their lightly recruited quarterback, showed again that they're worthy of a BCS bid. But will there be a spot for Kellen Moore & Co.?
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November 23, 2009

Boise States Its Case

The 10--0 Broncos, as overlooked as their lightly recruited quarterback, showed again that they're worthy of a BCS bid. But will there be a spot for Kellen Moore & Co.?

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Moore's greatest assets are his poise—"he's cold-blooded, utterly unflappable," says Wilcox—and savvy. During a video session last week, after noting that an Idaho safety could be beaten inside, he suggested that coaches tweak one play by changing a curl route to a post pattern. The first time the Broncos ran the play against the Vandals, Moore hit Pettis for a touchdown. "He sees things before coaches do," says Petersen. "I've never been around a player who's right as often as Kellen is."

Not surprisingly, Moore wants to follow in his father's footsteps and coach someday. Meanwhile the folks in Prosser are expecting more big things in Boise over the next two years, particularly now that Kellen is playing with Kirby, a freshman wideout who at Prosser broke the national high school record for receiving touchdowns. (The brothers connected on their first touchdown on Oct. 31 against San Jose State.)

For now, only three games—a road trip to Utah State, then home games against Nevada and New Mexico State—stand between the Broncos and their third perfect regular season in four years. The WAC recently announced that it has hired a public relations firm to help make the Broncos' case for a BCS bid. The kid from Prosser will be leading the way, and the patrons at the Princess will be paying close attention. Perhaps soon the rest of the country will take notice too.

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