BOISE, Idaho (AP) Hank Bachmeier's arm and poise carried No. 20 Boise State until Robert Mahone took over in the fourth quarter.
And the Broncos' defense? It continued to stymie opponents in the second half, even if it finally gave up some points.
"The second half we just went out there and tried to put the game away," Mahone said. "It was a close game, but the second half we knew we had to finish and that's what we did."