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First Noa Bowl results in BSU win

BOISE, Idaho – The Noa brothers out of Helix High School — Zeke and Elelyon — held a season-opening college football faceoff against each other Saturday (Oct. 24). Despite strong showings by both former Scotties, the on-field results remained the same for their respective schools.
At Albertsons Stadium in a COVID-19 delayed debut, Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns in the Broncos’ 42-13 thumping of the visiting Utah State Aggies.
With the offense marching to a 28-0 halftime lead, Boise Boise State (1-0) carried a shutout deep into the third quarter, with Zeke Noa among the top defenders. The middle linebacker registered a team-best seven tackles (five solo) including one for a loss.
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For Utah State (0-1), Elelyon Noa, a freshman running back, collected 18 yards on five carries in his first collegiate outing.
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Boise State remains unbeaten in conference openers this century, last falling in 1999. It was also the Broncos’ 11th straight home-opening triumph.
Utah State was playing its first ballgame after watching quarterback Jordan Love go to Green Bay in the first round of the NFL draft this past spring.

The Aggies will host San Diego State in Logan next Saturday.

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