Broncos vs. New Mexico

Broncos vs. New Mexico

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 2:35 PM

BOISE -- The Boise State Broncos open regular conference play against the University of New Mexico Lobos on Saturday in Albuquerque.

Kickoff is at 4 p.m.

KTVB TO TELEVISE THE GAME IN HD

The game will be televised live in HD on KTVB and KTFT-Twin Falls.

You can expect a live pre-game show at 3 p.m. hosted by KTVB's Jay Tust and Dee Sarton. Tust will also have a post game interview with Coach Pete immediately after the game. The game will be repeated twice on “Idaho’s Very Own 24/7” at 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

The True Blue pre-game show will be shown live on KTVB.COM, but the game itself will not be available online.

BRONCOS LOOK TO JUMP START OFFENSE

According to coach Chris Petersen, the Broncos will look to kickstart their offense in Saturday's game as they face what many see as a less-talented opponent.

In Monday's news conference, Petersen silenced the team's critics, saying he wouldn't change any player or coaching roles related to the team's offensive line.

"We just got to get better at what we've been doing," Petersen said.

However, while Bronco Nation may be a bit concerned about the lack of production by the Boise State offense, many are quick to praise the Bronco defense.

And why not?

The Broncos have looked dominant in the first three games of the season, especially when it comes to turnovers. So far, players have logged nine forced turnovers -- six of them interceptions -- while two of those have been returned for touchdowns.

The Broncos' most recent turnover came when 305 pound nose tackle Mike Atkinson rumbled 35 yards to pay dirt against BYU on Sept. 20th.

Yet, Petersen says it's anyone's guess at what could happen this week as the Broncos face the Lobos' triple option offense.

"They hold the ball from you -- you don't get a lot of possessions," Petersen said, describing New Mexico's game play as "awkward."

Coach Pete says that means Saturday's game could be surprisingly tough.

"It's a huge challenge -- because our offense has a new challenge, and our offense has a challenge in terms of getting better."

BIG CHANGES FOR NEW MEXICO COACHING PROGRAM

For the last three seasons, due in large part to NCAA sanctions, New Mexico has been among the worst teams in the country, with just one win in each season.

However, former ESPN analyst Bob Davie was hired as the team's new head coach just this year.

Davie has instituted a new style of game play for the program.

Jay Tust spoke to Davie about his plans for rebuilding the team.

Click the above video link for the entire interview.

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