Scores

Final

Miami (OH) 0

(0-2, 0-1 away)

(12) Boise State 48

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

1 2 3 4 T
M-OH 0 0 0 00
#12BSU 14 6 14 1448

Top Performers

Passing: K. Moore (BSU) - 307 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Harper (BSU) - 13 CAR, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Young (BSU) - 6 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Moore throws 4 TDs, Boise State shuts out Miami, Ohio 

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- After a lackluster performance through most of the first half, Boise State's sleepy offense was charged up by Austin Pettis.

With time running out in the first half, Pettis slipped through an opening in Miami-Ohio's protection and stretched just enough to deflect a punt, setting up the Broncos in RedHawks territory with 31 seconds left. Four plays later, Kellen Moore fired a 25-yard TD to Titus Young to put Boise State in front 20-0 at intermission.

Fast Facts

• Kellen Moore and Titus Young hooked up for two touchdowns as Boise State cruised past Miami University.

• Moore threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns overall.

• The Broncos have won five games in a row against the MAC.

• The win was Boise State's 100th this decade, joining Oklahoma as the only schools to record 100 wins in the 2000s.

• The RedHawks have yet to score a single point this season.

-- ESPN Stats & Information

Moore threw two more touchdown passes in the next two possession in the third quarter, and the defense did the rest as No. 12 Boise State (2-0) rolled to a 48-0 victory Saturday night over a Miami team still searching for its first points.

"We needed to make something happen," Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. "There is probably not a bigger play in football than a blocked kick. You don't see a lot of them, but when it happens, it's a tremendous momentum swing and energy boost and I think you saw it there."

Despite the sluggish start, the Broncos were never really challenged by the rebuilding RedHawks (0-2), who were shut out 42-0 in last week's opener against Kentucky.

Moore was 16-of-26 passing for 307 yards, including a 54-yard TD pass to Young in the third quarter. He also connected on touchdowns with Pettis and Tyler Shoemaker before heading to the bench late in the third quarter with Boise State in command 34-0.

Held to 19 points against Oregon last week, the Broncos scored twice in the first quarter, but never really rolled through Miami's young defense until the Broncos decided to open up the playbook after Pettis' block.

"There was definitely some good progress tonight," said Pettis, who had four catches for 115 yards and a TD. "I think we were able to capitalize on [mistakes] ... and got into a little rhythm, which is nice. But certainly there is more to work on."

The Broncos outgained the RedHawks 441 to 197, and D.J. Harper had 89 yards rushing and one touchdown on 15 carries. Young led Boise State's receivers with six catches for 114 yards.

The Broncos' defense held Miami to just 41 yards rushing and intercepted four passes, and in two games has allowed just eight points and 308 total yards.

Boise State has a short week to prepare for a game Friday at Fresno State, the first Western Athletic Conference matchup of the season. The Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker at Wisconsin 34-31 in double overtime.

"It's going to be a tough, challenging week," Petersen said. "We have tremendous respect for Fresno, no doubt. They'll be excited to play us in their place."

The RedHawks and first-year coach Michael Haywood came in hoping his team would be better equipped to respond to turnovers and miscues. Miami quarterbacks threw four interceptions, and the defense's inability to stop Boise State after the blocked punt show there are still lessons to be learned.

"When you make a mistake, you have to leave that mistake behind, you can't let that be a trickle-down effect where you have mistake after mistake after mistake," Haywood said. "And that's some of the things that we have to get over because that's what happened tonight."

Miami quarterback Daniel Raudabaugh was 21-of-35 passing for 155 yards and threw two of the four interceptions. Chris Givens led Miami receivers with seven catches for 61 yards

Moore threw his first touchdown pass on Boise State's second possession, a 17-yard strike to Pettis. Moore set up the score three plays earlier by hitting Pettis streaking down the sideline for 65 yards.

Boise State junior kicker Kyle Brotzman missed an extra-point attempt after the third touchdown. It was the first missed PAT of his career and snapped a string of 118 straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
M-OH
BSU
1st Downs1417
Total Yards194441
Passing156314
Rushing38127
Penalties6-405-49
3rd Down Conversions7-155-10
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers41
Possession34:5325:07

Passing Leaders

Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Raudabaugh21/351554.402
Boise StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore16/2630711.841

Rushing Leaders

Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Merriweather18201.107
Raudabaugh3103.3010
Boise StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harper13896.8132
Martin6284.7215

Receiving Leaders

Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Givens7618.7012
Robinson55410.8013
Boise StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pettis411528.8165
Young611419.0254

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERM-OHBSU
TD07:16Austin Pettis 17 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 07
TD01:17Tyler Shoemaker 15 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERM-OHBSU
TD00:08Titus Young 25 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Pat Failed) 020
THIRD QUARTERM-OHBSU
TD07:09D.J. Harper 3 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 027
TD02:11Titus Young 54 Yd Pass From Kellen Moore (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 034
FOURTH QUARTERM-OHBSU
TD09:46Doug Martin 4 Yd Run (Kyle Brotzman Kick) 041
TD01:56Doug Martin 2 Yd Run (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 048