By TODD DVORAKAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - For No. 24 Boise State, the path to Saturday's matchup with UNLV is littered with warning signs.
The Rebels are 1-6 and reeling after letting a 17-point halftime lead melt away in a loss to in-state rival Nevada last week. UNLV hasn't been able to stop the run all season, the offense is led by a freshman quarterback and the team's last win away from home occurred three seasons ago.
If they're seeking reasons not to overlook the Rebels, the Broncos (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) only need to pull out the film and look at the first half of last year's game.
Billed as 41-point favorites a year ago, the Broncos came out flat and the teams traded two early touchdowns before the Broncos opened up a 21-14 lead at the half, despite being outgained. The Broncos finished the deal in the second half.
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