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07/24/14 - NFL Draft-Eligible prospects from the Mountain West Conference to watch in 2014: 1. RB Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RS Junior...The Boise State program has produced two running backs drafted in the top-40 picks, most recently Doug Martin 31st overall in 2012. And rising redshirt junior Jay Ajayi is hoping to add his name to that list. The top returning rusher in the conference, Ajayi put his name on the NFL radar with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing scores last season, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. He has quick feet and controls his acceleration well with the explosive qualities needed for the next level.
Ajayi has a limber, flexible body type with rubber joints and nimble lateral moves to juke, flashing the balance to makes defenders miss or brush off contact. He plays fast, but sometimes too fast and will run into his own blockers and needs to improve his ability in pass protection. But above all, Ajayi needs to eliminate the fumbles and improve his ball security to be viewed as a viable early round pick. Based on tape study, it wouldn't surprise me if he earns second and third round grades from NFL scouts. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/24/13 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Boise State is all about balance the Broncos run for 201.8 yards per game, mostly thanks to sophomore star tailback Jay Ajayi (1,328 yards, 17 TDs). Oregon State barely runs the ball. The Beavers average 86 yards per game 118th in the nation. - The Sports Xchange
12/18/13 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB Jay Ajayi, So., Boise State,...Heading into the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, Ajayi has already rushed for 1,328 yards and 17 touchdowns on 226 carries. His yardage total is the fourth-highest in a single season in school history and ranks 17th-nationally, and his touchdown total is tied for the seventh-most in the country and are the third-most in a single season in Boise State history. - Boise State football
12/01/13 - Sophomore tailback Jay Ajayi scored two touchdowns while amassing 147 yards rushing and a career-high 105 yards receiving, leading Boise State to a 45-17 victory over New Mexico on Saturday. Matt Miller added nine catches for 111 yards and three touchdowns for Boise State (8-4, 6-2 Mountain West), which will play in a bowl game for the 12th consecutive year. Tailback Crusoe Gongbay had 77 yards rushing and a touchdown in the season finale for New Mexico (3-9, 1-7).
Boise State was denied a berth in the MWC Championship game when Utah State defeated Wyoming 35-7 earlier Saturday to clinch the Mountain Division title. But senior quarterback Joe Southwick jump-started a dominant effort by the Broncos, throwing an opening-drive touchdown pass to Miller in Southwick's first action since breaking his right ankle Oct. 19. Junior Grant Hedrick took over thereafter and threw for 175 yards and three TDs. - AP Sports
11/18/13 - Jay Ajayi rushed for three touchdowns and quarterback Grant Hedrick threw for three more scores as Boise State rolled to a 48-7 victory over Wyoming Saturday night, the Broncos seventh straight victory over the Cowboys. The Broncos put the game away early and scored 48 unanswered points after the Cowboys took an early 7-0 lead on their second possession of the game.
Ajayi rushed for 70 yards on 11 carries and scored on runs of 22, 12 and 2 yards, and freshman running back Devan Demas led the team with 73 yards rushing on 12 carries. Hedrick, who is 3-1 since taking over after starter Joe Southwick injured an ankle a month ago, completed 27 of 36 passes for 265 yards before leaving late in the third quarter. All three of his TD tosses went to receiver Matt Miller, the first a 14-yarder that put Boise State up 14-7 late in the first quarter. - AP Sports
10/19/13 - Boise State running back Jay Ajayi ran for a career-high 222 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 34-17 win over Nevada. Backup quarterback Grant Hedrick threw for 150 yards and ran for 115 more. Hedrick, a junior who had only attempted 36 passes in his career, took over when starting quarterback Joe Southwick injured his right foot on the Broncos' first offensive play from scrimmage. He finished 18-of-21 passing. He is also the first Bronco quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since Jared Zabranski rushed for 123 against Hawaii in 2004.
Boise State (5-2, 3-1 Mountain West) won its eighth straight game at home against Nevada. Nevada (3-4, 2-2), which led at halftime against Boise State for the first time since 1997, lost its fifth straight on the road dating back to last season. Boise State's defense, which yielded 246 yards of offense in the first half, held Nevada to 127 yards in the second half. - AP Sports
09/16/13 - Don't count out Boise State just yet...The Broncos, who looked dreadful offensively in a season-opening 38-6 loss at Washington, seemed to have ironed things out, averaging 52.5 points in back-to-back wins over Tennessee-Martin and Air Force. Now comes a truer test with a key conference road game at Fresno State on Friday night. - The Sports Xchange
09/13/13 - Jay Ajayi rushed for four touchdowns and Joe Southwick threw for one score and rushed for another to lead Boise State to a 42-20 victory over Air Force on Friday night. The Broncos (2-1, 1-0 Mountain West Conference) pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Falcons 21-3 and shutting down their running game - which rolled up 139 yards on the ground at the half. Ajayi rushed for 125 yards on 17 carries, the sophomore's second game with more than 100 yards rushing. He scored on long runs of 35 and 20 yards.
Southwick was sharp throughout, finishing 27 of 29 for 287 yards and spreading the ball around to six different receivers. Air Force (1-2, 0-2) stayed close in the first half thanks to the rushing of quarterback Jaleel Awini. Making his second career start, Awini led the Falcons with 107 yards on 23 carries. - AP Sports
09/13/13 - Scouting the Boise State running game: Coaches have been happy with the run game through the first two weeks. It was effective against a tough Washington defense and again against a UT Martin defense that put as many as nine guys in the box. The team is averaging 195.5 rushing yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry. Sophomore Jay Ajayi leads the way with 173 yards. - The Sports Xchange
09/04/13 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Jay Ajayi showed a hard-charging running style in his first game as the starter. It took several players to tackle him most of the time. He carried 23 times for 93 yards. He could have a monster year as he faces some softer defenses. - The Sports Xchange