Octavious Evans equals freshman record with second touchdown
Boise State wide receiver Octavius Evans, a 2017 graduate of Center High School, is the first true freshman wide receiver at Boise State to have multiple touchdown catches in a season since 2009. If Evans gets another touchdown over the next three games, he will have the most at the school since 2007 when the feat was accomplished by Austin Pettis and Titus Young. Of course, two more and he breaks the current record.
No. 25 Boise State wrapped up the Mountain Division title of the Mountain West Conference Saturday with a 44-19 win over Air Force. That, coupled with Fresno State's 13-7 win over Wyoming, secure the title for Boise.
Against Air Force, Evans caught a 7-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. It was his only catch of the game.
Ironically, Boise will now face longtime rival Fresno on consecutive weeks starting Saturday in Fresno. Fresno State assistant coach Kirby Moore was the last Boise freshmen with multiple touchdowns back in 2009.
Fresno won the West Division title. They conclude the regular season by playing each other. They will then met again in the Mountain West Championship game. Boise will play in a bowl game, so Evans has three more games to play this season.
Evans has played in all 11 games for the Broncos this season. He has two touchdowns, 13 receptions and 114 receiving yards. His longest gain was 20 yards.