San Jose, Calif. Kellen Moore and his Boise State teammates showed San Jose State that the 13th-ranked Broncos are still the class of the WAC.
Moore threw two touchdown passes, and Ian Johnson ran for two scores to help Boise State keep its bid alive for a berth in a BCS game by beating the Spartans, 33-16, on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Athletic Conference.
San Jose State (5-3, 3-1) nearly derailed bids for undefeated seasons by the Broncos (7-0, 3-0) in their last two visits to Spartan Stadium and hoped to be able to complete the job this year with what coach Dick Tomey considers the best team he's had here.
But Boise State proved to be too much for the Spartans to handle, winning for the 49th time in its last 51 conference games. Jeremy Childs blocked a punt to set up one touchdown for the Broncos and caught a TD pass, while Jeremy Avery led the Broncos rushing attack with 96 yards on 21 carries.
Boise State is looking to make it into the BCS for the second time in three seasons. The Broncos came into the game ranked 12th in the first BCS standings, one spot behind Utah of the Mountain West Conference. In order to get an automatic bid into a BCS game, the Broncos must finish in the top 12 and be the highest-ranked team from the five conferences without an automatic bid.