Boise State 2023 Preview

As the Boise State Broncos look to build on an 8-2 finish from last season, the focus will be on their rising star quarterback Taylen Green. With Green commanding an elite rushing attack alongside running backs George Holani and Ashton Jeanty, the Broncos boast a powerful offense. In 2022, this trio combined for a staggering 2,566 yards on the ground. If Green can further develop his passing skills, the Broncos could possess one of the nation’s best offenses.

Green’s late September emergence as the team’s starter helped lead the Broncos to a successful final stretch in 2022. He finished the year with 2,042 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, six interceptions, and added 586 yards with 10 touchdowns on the ground. The Broncos’ strong receiving corps returns for another season with Latrell Caples, Billy Bowens, and Stefan Cobs, making them a powerhouse in the Mountain West.

However, the team will face some challenges as they look to replace two starters on the offensive line. One possible change could see right tackle Cade Beresford moving to the left side to replace John Ojukwu.

Boise State’s defense, which ranked seventh nationally in total defense last season, must also replace six starters. While transfers will bolster the pass rush, the secondary will undergo significant changes. Departing players include cornerback Caleb Biggers, nickel Tyreque Jones, and safety JL Skinner, leaving returning starters Kaonohi Kaniho and safety Rodney Robinson to lead the new lineup in ’23.

The Broncos will be aiming for their ninth double-digit win season since joining the Mountain West in 2011. To achieve this, they must navigate a challenging schedule that includes road games against Washington and San Diego State and a home game against UCF in September. Aiding this effort will be the continued development of Taylen Green, new play-caller Bush Hamdan, and the new starters on defense maintaining last year’s high level of play. If all goes accordingly, Boise State could emerge as the frontrunner to capture the Mountain West Championship in December.