Childs, McGowen, Chandler suspended for bowl after violating team rules

Updated: December 18, 2007, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Top Boise State Broncos receiver Jeremy Childs and two other backup players will miss the Hawaii Bowl game for violating team rules, coach Chris Petersen says.

Besides Childs, who set a school record for receptions this season, cornerback Keith McGowen and linebacker Ben Chandler will miss Sunday's postseason matchup against East Carolina in Honolulu.

Petersen did not provide details of the violations and none of the players made the trip to Hawaii, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Childs, a sophomore, was voted to the first-team all-Western Athletic Conference after finishing the season with 82 catches for 1,045 yards and nine touchdowns.

Without him, the Broncos (10-2) will rely on receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis, who combined for 74 catches and 11 TDs this year.

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