Boise State, with new starting QB Green, beats SDSU 35-13

Sep 30, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: 9:12 pm
Boise State quarterback Taylen Green (10) is chased out of the pocket by San Diego State defensive ...

Boise State quarterback Taylen Green (10) is chased out of the pocket by San Diego State defensive lineman Jonah Tavai (66) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

(AP Photo/Steve Conner)

              San Diego State quarterback Braxton Burmeister (5) runs around the block by tight end Mark Redman (81) on Boise State linebacker Isaiah Bagnah (30) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              San Diego State running back Jordan Byrd carries against Boise State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              San Diego State quarterback Braxton Burmeister (5) scrambles away from the pressure of Boise State linebacker George Tarlas (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              San Diego State wide receiver Jesse Matthews (45) catches a pass over Boise State cornerback Kaonohi Kaniho (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              San Diego State quarterback Braxton Burmeister (5) is pushed out of bounds by Boise State cornerback Tyreque Jones (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              San Diego State running back Jordan Byrd (15) loses his footing in front of Boise State linebacker DJ Schramm (52) on a run during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              Boise State wide receiver Billy Bowens (18) pulls in a pass next to San Diego State cornerback Dallas Branch (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              Boise State quarterback Taylen Green (10) is grabbed from behind by San Diego State defensive lineman Garret Fountain during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
            
              Boise State quarterback Taylen Green (10) is chased out of the pocket by San Diego State defensive lineman Jonah Tavai (66) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Quarterback Taylen Green and George Holani each had more than 100 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns, and Boise State shut out San Diego State in the second half and rolled to a 35-13 victory on Friday night.

It was Boise State’s first game without former starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier, who entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, and former offensive coordinator Tim Plough, who was fired after last week’s 27-10 loss to UTEP. Former Boise State head coach Dirk Koetter is now the Broncos offensive coordinator.

Bachmeier started 29 games over a four-year career, throwing for more than 6,600 yards and 41 touchdowns. Yet he completed a career-low 54% of his passes for fewer than 500 yards in four games this season.

Green finished with 105 yards rushing on eight carries and completed 5 of 10 passes for 48 yards with one interception. Holani had 131 yards rushing on 17 carries.

The Aztecs jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead before Green ran for a 17-yard touchdown. Holani’s 12-yarder gave the Broncos the lead for good. Green’s 39-yard TD run stretched the Broncos’ lead to 28-13, and Holani capped the scoring with a 29-yard scoring run.

Ashton Jeanty added 82 yards rushing that included a 32-yard touchdown for Boise State (3-2, 2-0 Mountain West Conference).

Tyrell Shavers had a 36-yard punt return for a touchdown midway through the second quarter for San Diego State (2-3, 0-1).

It was Boise State’s first win over San Diego State since 2017.

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