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Las Vegas Bowl: Moore Leads Favored Broncos Against Sun Devils

Kellen Moore of the Boise State Broncos (AP Images)

The Boise State Broncos will be gunning for a win in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl for the second consecutive year on Thursday night as college football betting action between the Broncos and the 14.5-point underdogs from Arizona State lights up Sam Boyd Stadium in Sin City.
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The Broncos wound up second behind TCU in the Mountain West Conference this season, compiling a record of 11-1 SU and 4-8 ATS including 6-1 SU in conference play. Their only defeat came courtesy of the Horned Frogs, as Boise State lost 36-35 when kicker Dan Goodale was wide right on a 39-yard field-goal attempt as time expired in their game on November 12.
The Broncos rebounded from that heartbreaking defeat to win their final three matchups of the season by a combined score of 133-49 over San Diego State, Wyoming, and New Mexico to punch their ticket to the Las Vegas Bowl again this year.
Senior QB Kellen Moore powered the nation’s tenth-ranked passing attack (310.3 passing yards per game) by throwing for 3,507 yards with a completion percentage of 74.1 and an outstanding touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio of 41:7. The Broncos finished up with an average scoring output of 43.3 points per game to rank seventh in FBS, and allowed just 18.3 points per game to sit tenth overall.
The Sun Devils, meanwhile lost their last four games and five of their final six matchups to finish at 6-6 SU and 3-8-1 ATS, including a record of 4-5 SU within the Pac-12. The offense ranked 25th overall in scoring at 33.9 points per game, while the defense allowed 26.3 points per game to rank 64th overall.
Last season in the Las Vegas Bowl the Broncos defeated Utah 26-3 as Moore passed for 341 yards and a pair of touchdowns and was named MVP of the game.
The stage is set.
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