No time to dwell: Broncos looking towards next opponent

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - It wasn't the start to the year players and fans wanted.

"As an offense, and me as an Offensive Coordinator, we are here to score points, and a lot of them, and we didn't," Mike Sanford said.

Thursday's 35-13 loss to 18th-ranked Ole Miss may look a bit lopsided, but the Broncos trailed just 7-6 after three quarters.

"I think the effort was the same," said sophomore linebacker Tanner Vallejo about the team's fourth-quarter performance. "It was just people missing by an inch, missing their job. Just trying to do too much and trying to make a big play."

But good things were taken from that nationally-televised game, and will be put to use going forward.

"We kind of see what your team does and how they handle certain situations," said head coach Bryan Harsin. "I thought we handled things well."

"We watched the film the day we got back," Vallejo said. "Just watched it and put it behind me."

Now, it's already time for conference play, as Colorado State comes to town.

"Those guys are really good," Harsin said. "They are really well coached and we are glad that we have them at home."

The game is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. and air on ESPN2.