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Mountain West Preview: Contenders relying on new crop of running backs

Boise State is looking for its next feature back with D.J. Harper off to the NFL. (Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports - Brian Losness) In 2012 the Mountain West Conference produced eight runners who topped 1,000 yards on the ground, tied with the Big Ten for second-most among all conferences and trailing only the SEC, which had nine. The league’s two newcomers, San...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Boise St. 42, Colorado St. 14

Boise State scored on its first offensive play Saturday and never looked back in a 42-14 victory over Colorado State. Senior D.J. Harper went untouched on an 80-yard touchdown run, and the Broncos (9-2, 6-1 Mountain West) scored on five of their six first-half possessions against the Rams (3-8, 2-5) to keep their conference title hopes alive. Boise State entered the day tied with...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

JUCO RB To Commit Soon?

Riverside College RB Jamil Austin (Riverside, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State just a little over a week ago & could be on the verge of committing to the Broncos. Boise loses fifth year senior DJ Harper and journeyman Drew Wright after the 2012 season & are looking for an experienced RB to compete for playing time heading into the 2013 season. So, could Austin be the...
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 21 Boise St. 45, Wyoming 14

D.J. Harper rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 21 Boise State past Wyoming 45-14 Saturday for its seventh straight win. Harper scored on runs of 12 and 3 yards, and Joe Southwick completed 20 of 28 passes for 198 yards and one interception for the Broncos (7-1, 4-0 Mountain West). The Boise State offense was an efficient 12 of 14 on third down conversions and scored...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 24 Boise St. 32, UNLV 7

D.J Harper rushed for two touchdowns and a dominating defense added one of their own to lead No. 24 Boise State to a 32-7 victory over UNLV on Saturday, the Broncos sixth straight since a season-opening loss at Michigan State. Harper scored on a 10-yard run in the first quarter then again late in the third quarter from 1-yard out to put Boise State (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West) up 32...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 24 Boise St. 20, Fresno St. 10

D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Joe Southwick threw for another score to lead No. 24 Boise State to a 20-10 victory over Fresno State Saturday. Harper was the leader of a Boise State (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) rushing attack that chewed up 215 yards on the ground and propelled the Broncos to their fifth consecutive win and seventh straight over the Bulldogs. ...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bronco Backfield Runs Over Bulldogs

In a season where the Boise State offense has struggled to put points on the board, DJ Harper and Jay Ajayi both stepped up when the Broncos needed them to not only put points on the board, but to extend drives, eat the clock, and show that even in a 'down year', Boise State is still the big bully in the MWC.
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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