(1-2, 0-2 away)
(1-1, 1-0 home)
Coverage: NBC Sports Network
4:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Passing: J. Southwick (BSU) - 304 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: D. Harper (BSU) - 16 CAR, 162 YDS, 3 TD
Receiving: A. Cruse (M-OH) - 6 REC, 42 YDS, 1 TD
BOISE, Idaho -- D.J. Harper rushed for a career-high 162 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Boise State past Miami (Ohio) 39-12 on Saturday.
Harper, a sixth-year senior who was granted a medical redshirt and an extra year of eligibility, also caught a 21-yard pass from Joe Southwick and ran for a 2-point conversion.
Boise State (1-1) won its eleventh straight home opener, overcoming a pair of first-half turnovers before pulling away for good in the second half.
Miami (1-2) took a 9-8 lead in the second quarter after Pat Hinkel's fumble at the Boise State 9 set up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Treadwell to Andy Cruse.
Boise State responded with seven-play, 75-yard drive, culminating with a 1-yard scoring run by Harper to retake the lead.