Boise St. off and running with win over Georgia

September 3, 2011 - 11:40 PM
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Boise State running back D.J. Harper (7) is brought down by the face mask by Georgia cornerback Branden Smith (1) in the second half of their NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Smith was called for the penalty on the play. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

ATLANTA (AP) — Kellen Moore and those BCS Busters from Boise State are off and running again, coming into the heart of mighty SEC country to beat up Georgia.

Moore threw for three touchdowns — giving him 102 in his career — and the No. 5 Broncos romped past the 19th-ranked Bulldogs 35-21 Saturday night, boosting their hopes of making another run to a major bowl while dealing a huge blow to embattled Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Moore, the nation's top-rated passer last season and expected to be a leading Heisman contender, carved up Georgia's 3-4 defense after a sluggish start. He completed 28 of 34 for 261 yards, with his first scoring pass — a 17-yarder to freshman Matt Miller — giving him 100 for his brilliant career.

He had two more before to lead the Broncos to yet another marquee opening victory.

In the last three seasons, Boise State has started the season with victories against Oregon, Virginia Tech and now Georgia.