Fresno State at Boise State
Fresno State heads to Boise State in Week 12 looking to spoil the Broncos' national title hopes.
Fresno State offense vs. Boise State defense
• The Bulldogs should find some success on the ground behind a physical offensive line that thrives on straight-ahead blocking. RB Robbie Rouse is undersized (5-foot-7, 185 pounds) but has a downhill style with above-average vision and lateral quickness out of cuts. Rouse should challenge a Boise State defense that is without MLB Byron Hout, who is out for the season with a broken foot. Hout is a limited athlete but is stout between the tackles and backup Derrell Acrey must be ready for a physical challenge this week. In addition, Broncos S George Iloka and nickelback Winston Venable must continue to do a great job with angles and open-field tackling because Rouse is extremely tough to corral on the second level.