Boise State falls to Oregon State 34-17 in season opener

Boise State's second-half efforts fell short Saturday night following a 24-0 deficit, as Oregon State came away with a 34-17 win in Corvallis.

Boise State's highly-anticipated season opener against Oregon State quickly snowballed in favor of the Beavers Saturday night.

Trailing 24-0 at halftime, the Broncos were unable to pull themselves back despite a strong second-half effort, dropping the week one contest 34-17.

Following back-to-back interceptions and a fumble from Hank Bachmeier, Boise State elected to pull the fourth-year starter in favor of redshirt freshman Taylen Green early in the second quarter.

On its first 15 plays of the game, Boise State's offense tallied just one rushing yard and 31 yards total. The rocky start put the Broncos down 17-0 with 10:28 to go in the first half.

Multiple times Saturday, the Broncos' defense was forced to sink their heels in, eager to get back within reach.

Following Bachmeier's fumble at Boise State's 6-yard line, the Beavers were forced to kick a field goal.

One possession later, standout safety JL Skinner's interception set Green and Co. up at Oregon State's 16-yard line.

However, a fumble by true freshman running back Ashton Jeanty handed the rock right back to the Beavers, who marched 98 yards in four plays to go up 24-0.

Despite the disappointing start and just 116 first-half yards for the Broncos, the energy shifted in Boise State's favor inside Reser Stadium in the third quarter, sparked by a Caleb Biggers' interception.