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BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols admitted that last season he didnt spend as much time in the film room or with his offensive line. Cheap China Jerseys For Sale . Hes changed that this year and its paying big dividends.McNichols rushed for 206 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to power No. 20 Boise State past UNLV 42-25 on Friday night.Boise State (10-1, 6-1; ?No. 22 AP) kept its Mountain West title hopes alive and reached 10 victories for the second time in three seasons under head coach Bryan Harsin. After passing Western Michigan in the College Football Playoff rankings this week, the Broncos also remained in contention for a Cotton Bowl berth.McNichols set a school record for the most 200-yard rushing games in a single season with his third.You have to know your offensive line well, McNichols said. And last year I didnt watch as much film with them or spend as much time around them. But I changed that this year.Now even at our walk throughs, Ill go over and see what theyre talking about. Having a good relationship with your offensive line is huge. When they mean something and you show them they mean something, they feel like they scored a touchdown with you. They run down the field to try and catch me. Its fun.The Rebels (4-7, 3-4), who lost for fifth time in five tries at Boise State, didnt have much fun trying to stop McNichols, who entered the game as the nations fifth-leading rusher.(McNichols) did a good job of bouncing to the outside and breaking contain, UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said. We had him dead to rights a few times, but just werent able to tackle in space. And that killed us.UNLVs offense, which was missing leading receiver Devonte Boyd due to a broken hand suffered last week, didnt have any better luck either, managing only 302 yards of total offense, their second-lowest output of the season.Harsin said he planned on emphasizing the ground game against UNLV, but things went better than expected.We came in here with the game plan to run the ball, Harsin said, But the way Jeremy was just running it, when hes hot like that, you want to keep getting it to him.McNichols, a junior who could follow in the footsteps of former teammate and Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi and enter the draft after the season, said his last regular season game at home seemed different.I said before the game that something felt special about tonight, McNichols said. When you get in that groove, you feel like every touch could go the distance. And it felt like that tonight.After UNLV converted a fumble into a field goal on Boise States opening possession, the Broncos went on a 19-play, 74-yard drive -- their longest of the season -- and took a 7-3 lead on quarterback Brett Rypiens 1-yard run.The Broncos followed that drive up with their shortest after a 73-yard punt return by Cedrick Wilson set up Boise States offense at the UNLV 6. On the only play of the drive the Broncos ran, McNichols bounced outside and won a footrace to the corner of the end zone for the touchdown, giving Boise State a 14-3 first quarter lead.That early lead helped set the tone for Boise State as UNLV never really threatened to make the game competitive.Rypien finished with 109 yards on 10-of-20 passing. Career receiving leader Thomas Sperbeck had five catches for 47 yards in his final regular-season home game.UNLVs Kurt Palandech passed for 113 yards, completing 10 of 20 passes. He also led the team in rushing with 64 yards.TAKEAWAYSUNLV: The Rebels have already topped last seasons win total of three games, but they will look to finish strong with a win in their finale next Saturday. With a victory, the Rebels could lock up second place in the West division and set their eyes on getting bowl eligible next year.Boise State: The Broncos defense delivered one of their most dominant performances of the season as the entire team seems to peaking at the right time. In the three games since its last-minute loss on the road at Wyoming, Boise State has committed only one turnover and averaged more than 48 points a game, while limiting opponents to just over 21.POLL IMPLICATIONSBoise State isnt likely to impress the voters much with the victory, though the easy win shouldnt cost them any votes either. Dont expect the Broncos to move up in the poll much as most of the teams in front to them are all favored to win handily Saturday.UP NEXTUNLV: The Rebels host in-state rival Nevada in the regular-season finale for both teams.Boise State: The Broncos will travel to Air Force for their final regular-season tilt in a must-win game to keep their division title hopes alive.MORE McNICHOLSMcNichols entered the game leading the nation in scoring with 132 points. His four touchdowns put him at 156 points, 36 more than the next closest player. He also took the leading in rushing touchdowns with 22 for the season. However, hes still 42 points shy of the school single season record of 192. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. Cheap China Jerseys . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Match factsNovember 17-21, Visakhapatnam Start time 9.30am (0400GMT)Big PictureIt is a couple of thousand kilometres from Dhaka to Rajkot but England travelled even further in their attempts to banish the subcontinental homesick blues. The Saurashtra Cricket Association were welcoming hosts, it has to be said, and Alastair Cook had the fates on his side at the toss, allowing Englands batsmen to stockpile runs (and confidence) on a placid surface; but their display nevertheless exceeded all expectations, prompting Trevor Bayliss to call it the best performance since he took charge.For India, Rajkot was flat in more ways than one. Their much-vaunted spin attack collected figures of 9 for 521 and, having ground their way towards first-innings parity, a minor collapse on the final afternoon left them hanging on for a draw - a new experience for the team under Virat Kohlis captaincy. More than that, it was the first time since Englands visit in 2012 that India had been denied victory in a home Test (barring last years wash-out in Bangalore).Kohli has talked confidently and humbly about learning lessons and not taking England for granted - but there was also an undertone of irritation at the stultifying effect of the surface provided for the first Test. Visakhapatnam is expected to offer more for the spinners, as it did during an ODI on New Zealands tour last month, but the Andhra Cricket Association has publically promised a neutral pitch. In 2012, MS Dhonis call for more helpful surfaces backfired as Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar spun riot in Mumbai and Kolkata but, despite the improved display from Englands slow trio in Rajkot, India would be confident of winning a shootout this time around.Whatever the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium serves up, Indias prospects would certainly be aided by R Ashwin rectifying a dismal record against England (with the ball, at least). An average of 53.40 is comfortably his worst against any Test nation - though his first-innings 70 maintained a similar figure with the bat and may have been the difference between a draw and defeat. Five of Englands top six made significant contributions in Rajkot but, during a five-Test series, there is plenty of scope for the narrative to take a twist.Luck and judgement have played their part in England settling on a system to take on the might of India in India. The prodigious emergence of Haseeb Hameed may have solved a perennial problem at opener, while Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid showed the benefits of working with a spin coach as knowledgeable as Saqlain Mushtaq. Cooks England are on a four-Test unbeaten run in these parts but it will require another round of unstinting effort to keep the hosts at bay.Form guideIndia DWWWD (last five matches, most recent first)England DLWLWWatch out for...Indias champion and match-winner, R Ashwin was strangely subdued in the first Test. His match haul of three wickets was his lowest in a home Test since Nagpur 2012, on Englands last visit, though he was not helped by being asked to bowl first - 46 overs tells how heavy the workload was. In that first innings, Joe Root and Moeen Ali were particularly judicious in how they played him, finding gaps to rotate the strike and hitting over the top whenever the pressure needed releasing; of the left-handers he was supposed to gobble up, only Ben Duckett succumbed. More is expected of him in Vizag.The lissom figure of Haseeb Hameed looks set to accompany Cook out at the start of the England innings for some time to come after his enchanting debut. Cheap NFL Jerseys. The 19-year-old became the third-youngest Englishman to score a Test fifty and he belied the Baby Boycs tag bestowed on him by skipping out to hit Ravindra Jadeja for six - as Mark Butcher suggested on Switch Hit, perhaps the Bolton Breezeblock would be more appropriate. If he is bound to be bounced mercilessly at some point, it is probably unlikely to be in India, where he seems suitably at home given his Gujarati heritage.Team newsIndia have indicated that KL Rahul will come back into the side at Gautam Gambhirs expense - possibly signalling the end of Gambhirs considerable international career. Kohli hinted at a surprise or two, which may mean a debut for either Karun Nair or Hardik Pandya, with Amit Mishras place most vulnerable after a disappointing performance. Ishant Sharma could also contest a pace-bowling spot with Umesh Yadav, who was arguably the best quick on display in Rajkot.India (probable) 1 KL Rahul, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Karun Nair/Hardik Pandya, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 9 Ravindra Jadeja, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Ishant Sharma/Umesh YadavEnglands one quandary is over the fitness of Chris Woakes and whether to gamble on James Anderson, who has not played since August due to a persistent shoulder problem. The temptation would be to stick with an unchanged XI but Woakes is carrying a bowling niggle according to Cook, meaning Englands intention to hold Anderson back for the third Test in Mohali will be tested; Steven Finn could also come into the equation.England (probable) 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8 Chris Woakes/James Anderson, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Zafar Ansari, 11 Stuart BroadPitch and conditionsThere will be much scrutiny of the Vizag pitch over the next five days. On the eve of the match it appeared firm and true, without much grass, and is expected to play well initially before taking increasing turn. The last ODI played here saw New Zealand bowled out for 79, with Mishra taking 5 for 18, while Assam were dismissed for 69 in a Ranji Trophy match, also in October - although that was a different strip and down to variable bounce rather than spin. The weather is set to be hot and humid throughout and a lush outfield may test the ability of both teams to generate reverse swing.Stats and triviaVisakhapatnam has hosted seven ODIs and two T20 internationals but this will be the first Test at the ground - making it Indias 24th Test venue.Virat Kohli and Joe Root are both set to play their 50th Tests in Visakhapatnam.Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay are approaching 3000 career runs - Pujara is three short, while Vijay needs 20.Hameeds 82 in Rajkot was the highest score by a teenager for England.Three England batsmen (Jonny Bairstow, Root and Cook) have passed 1000 Test runs for 2016; Moeen Ali needs 186 more to get there as well.QuotesMany would have been looking at that situation in a different way, that we struggled and we were put under pressure, but as a cricketer internally we know what we learnt from that situation.Virat Kohli believes Indias second innings in Rajkot was a useful testThis side is growing all the time and theres a lot of talent in English cricket at the moment.Alastair Cook suggests there is more to come from England Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '