Idaho 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Boise State 65

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:05 PM ET, September 4, 2004

Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

1 2 3 4 T
IDHO 0 0 0 77
BSU 21 10 14 2065

Top Performers

Passing: J. Zabransky (BSU) - 234 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Bird (IDST) - 4 CAR, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Schouman (BSU) - 4 REC, 120 YDS

Boise State 65, Idaho 7

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Record-setting quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie is gone and star running back Brock Forsey is in his second year in the NFL, but Boise State's high-scoring offense looks just as potent with Jared Zabransky calling plays.

Zabransky rushed for three touchdowns and threw for 234 yards in his debut as Boise State's starting quarterback and Lee Marks rushed for 106 yards as the Broncos routed archrival Idaho 65-7 in the opening game for both teams Saturday night.

"We don't have the Dinwiddies and Forseys anymore, but we still have guys who can step up for us," said Boise State coach Dan Hawkins. "Lee Marks had a great game and Zabransky played well in his first start. Playing in a packed stadium and going against our rivals, I think he did a good job, and when he settles in, he's going to be just fine."

It was a disappointing debut for Vandal coach Nick Holt, who saw his team lose to BSU for the sixth straight year.

"It was ugly. We were sloppy, and that was my worst fear because our tackling wasn't good. It shows we have a lot of work to do. We will have to learn from this," " he said.

Added Vandal quarterback Michael Harrington, "Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. They're a good football team, but we're a good football team, too."

Zabransky completed 11 of 16 passes and Chris Carr returned a punt 62 yards as Boise State won its 12th straight game overall and its 19th in a row at home. The Broncos home winning streak is currently the longest in Division 1.

Zabransky scored on a 2-yard plunge and two 1-yard runs in the opening quarter to stake the Broncos to a 21-0 lead. Tyler Jones added a 26-yard field goal and Quinton Jones added a 27-yard TD run late in the second quarter to give Boise State a 31-0 lead at halftime.

Brad Lau, Jon Helmandollar and Antwaun Carter scored short touchdown runs for BSU in the second half and Brett Denton added an 11-yard TD run late in the game as Boise State improved its home record to 33-1 since the start of the 1999 season.

Boise State amassed 572 yards total offense while the Bronco defense limited Idaho to 212 total yards.

Idaho averted a shutout in Nick Holt's coaching debut when Jayson Bird raced 71 yards for a touchdown with 1:20 left.

The game drew a crowd of 30,944, the largest in state history.