The past weekend’s slate of NFL games provided a showcase for former Boise State stars to have breakout games.
Boise State coach Chris Petersen said he watched Doug Martin play for Tampa Bay against Minnesota on Thursday, and though he is often too busy to watch on Sundays, people certainly let him know what transpires.
“I heard about a few of those guys – there’s a lot of them nowadays,” Petersen said. “I think everyone’s excited about that.”
Here’s how a few of them did:
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay – 29 carries, 135 yards, 1 TD; three catches, 79 yards, 1 TD
Titus Young, WR, Detroit – nine catches, 100 yards, 2 TDs (the last with 20 seconds to play in 28-24 win)
Billy Winn, DT, Cleveland – sack, fumble recovery in 7-6 win over San Diego
Shea McClellin, DE, Chicago – tackle for loss
Austin Pettis, WR, St. Louis – three catches, 15 yards
Ryan Clady, OT, Denver - Helped the Broncos rout the Saints, 34-14. Peyton Manning had more than 300 yards passing, and the Broncos ran for more than 200. SI.com's Peter King called him his unsung lineman of the week, writing "It's tough to keep a clean sheet against a good defensive end like Will Smith of the Saints, but Clady allowed no sacks or quarterback hits by Smith in the 34-14 win over New Orleans Sunday night. He also steamrolled a couple of Saints to help Willis McGahee rush for 122 yards. A very good night for one of the league's most reliable left tackles."