BOISE, Idaho » For one quarter, Kellen Moore was imperfect.
The rest of the night, Boise State’s record-setting quarterback was nearly flawless, and was backed up by a dominating defense.
Moore shook off an interception and fumble in the first quarter to throw for 333 yards and four touchdowns, two each to Titus Young and Austin Pettis, and the No. 3 Broncos used a smothering defense to rout Fresno State 51-0.
With the rest of the BCS hierarchy — Oregon, Auburn and TCU — taking the weekend off, the national stage belonged to Boise State.
And after sputtering through the first quarter in their all-orange uniforms — worn for what was believed to be the first time in nearly 20 years — the Broncos (10-0, 6-0 WAC) rolled to their 24th straight win, extending the longest win streak in the country. The Broncos handed Fresno State (6-4, 4-3) its first shutout loss since 1998 against San Diego State.
Moore and Young were the offensive stars and in the process added their names to even more pages in the Boise State record books. Moore became the school’s all-time leader in yards passing, jumping past Ryan Dinwiddie.
Not surprisingly, Young has been on the receiving end of many of those yards and became Boise State’s all-time leader in yards receiving on a 42-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
Moore completed 27 of 38 throws, while Young grabbed eight passes for a career-high 164 yards. Even kicker Kyle Brotzman got into the record book, becoming the school’s all-time scoring leader, helped by field goals of 20, 20 and 50 yards.
Broncos will open 2011 season against Georgia
Boise State is going to Atlanta for season-opening games in 2011 and 2014, including next season’s opener against Georgia in the Georgia Dome.
Boise State will face Mississippi in the 2014 opening game at the Georgia Dome. Boise State and Ole Miss were scheduled to play the season opener in 2011 in Oxford, Miss.