Boise State defeats Wyoming 63-14
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Boise State's offense is in overdrive.
Jay Ajayi rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 73-yard screen pass in leading Boise State over Wyoming 63-14 Saturday night, scoring 60 or more points in two of its last three games.
Grant Hedrick completed 13 of 19 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Boise State (9-2, 6-1 Mountain West) gouged the Cowboys defense with its superior speed and scored its most points in a game this season.
Donte Deayon had a 75-yard punt return for a TD, and Darian Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a score.
''We were great in all three phases,'' Ajayi said. ''Defense, we scored. Offense, we scored. Special teams, we scored. That's really all you can ask.''
Ajayi scored on runs of 17 and 20 yards and caught two passes for 92 yards
The Broncos, who entered the game ranked 11th in total offense with an average of 508.9 yards per game, gained 558 total yards, averaging 8.2 yards per play.
''Jay looked good,'' Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. ''Guys did a great job blocking for him, but when he got between the backers and the safety, he looked fast and he hit hard.''
Besides the 73-yard screen pass to Ajayi, Hedrick had TD passes of 18 yards to Shane Williams-Rhodes and 11 yards to Jeremy McNichols.
Harsin said the high scoring output in recent games means ''that we're executing well. We're handling an environment.''
Wyoming (4-7, 2-5) has yet to beat Boise State in the nine games the two teams have played.
The 63 points is the most Wyoming has surrendered on its home field since 1922, when the Cowboys lost to Colorado State 60-0.
First-year Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said he was disappointed in his team's effort, saying it was the first time this season he felt like the team gave up on a game.
''Boise set the bar in our conference ... and we're a long ways away,'' Bohl said.
The Broncos will play in the conference championship if they win next week against Utah State.
The Cowboys were led by Brian Hill, who rushed for 65 yards and two touchdowns from 6 and 1 yards out. He also caught four passes for 32 yards.
Wide receiver Dominic Rufran had 3 catches for 19 yards, setting a Mountain West and school record with a reception in 48 consecutive games.
Starting quarterback Colby Kirkegaard left the game in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return.