College Football: Boise State can Stomp Sun Devils in Las Vegas

Al Dannity | Updated Dec 22, 2011

The Broncos may not be happy to be back at the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl but they won’t lack motivation. Al Dannity breaks down a game he expects to be a one-sided stomping, with Boise State running riot against Arizona State.

Moore’s final statement Kellen Moore has accumulated three WAC titles, a Fiesta Bowl, and 49 wins during his four years at Boise State. The 2010 Heisman finalist was denied the greatest honor, a shot at the BCS title, in cruel circumstances over each of his four seasons. As a freshman and sophomore he led Boise State through undefeated seasons only for BCS politics to deny the Broncos at each turn. A missed field goal ended the Broncos’ push for the BCS in 2010 and likewise this season.

That leaves Moore with one final chance to leave an indelible mark on the game. Reaching 50 wins, even in the expanded seasons of the modern era, would be a remarkable achievement. Built in the Drew Brees mold, Moore is destined to be a bargain in the draft next April. College Football betting fans know just how much of a steal he’ll be at the next level.

Sun Devils in limbo Arizona State managed to go from beating USC to falling out of contention in the Pac-12 South. Seeing an awful UCLA team overcome the Sun Devils to represent the division was all the ASU brain trust needed to give Dennis Erickson his pink slip. With Todd Graham not due to take charge of the team until after the bowl game, there’s not much in the way of motivation for the program heading into Las Vegas. Erickson is being allowed to coach this game but it’s hard to see how a lame-duck coach can motivate this squad. There’s certainly talent on this team but without direction there’s no reason to expect them to deliver.

The verdict Last season Boise State beat Utah 26-3 in Las Vegas, and the Utes actually cared about that game. Just imagine what the Broncos are going to do to the Sun Devils. Doug Martin and Kellen Moore have one last dance together and Chris Petersen will be sure to make it a memorable one. Against an Arizona State defense which is awful against the pass, I like Boise State to light it up. It’s going to be a touchdown feast so take the over of +65.5 points and the Broncos should also cover as -13.5 favorites with ease. An easier path to the BCS is around the corner but for now Boise State will make do with dominant wins over big conference foes.