So, what was going on with the two defensive delay of game penalties called against Fresno State nose guard Tyeler Davison in the Bulldogs' victory over Hawaii?
Two days later, they still were not entirely sure.
Davison throughout the game made simple move calls, which shouldn't be confused or conflict with anything the Rainbow Warriors were doing. They snapped the ball on "go."
"We're not the only team that does that," coach Tim DeRuyter said. "We call defensive calls. It's kind of a gray area for some officials and in his impression (Davison) was having our guys move to disrupt their snap count. He made those calls a dozen times and a few times they jumped, so I don't know what the difference was. Hopefully, we can get more clarity."
The first of those delay of game calls came in the second quarter, after Hawaii had already been called for four false start penalties. It had seven false starts in the game.
DeRuyter's double duty
Fresno State has not played the same opponent twice in one season since 1945, but DeRuyter did it in 2008 when the defensive coordinator at Air Force.
The Falcons won at Houston 31-28 in the third week of the season -- record-setting quarterback Case Keenumn completed only 59.6% of his passes (34 of 57) for 362 yards and his third lowest passing efficiency rating that season at 132.6.
But Houston came back in the Armed Forces Bowl and beat the Falcons 34-28 at the end of the year despite the fact Keenum and the Cougars gained a season-low 415 yards and 20 first downs.
Broncos RB strong in red zone
Boise State has scored on its past 42 trips into the red zone including 34 touchdowns, getting a big push from running back Jay Ajayi. The redshirt junior is averaging 3.8 yards on 72 rushing plays inside an opponents' 20-yard line and has scored 22 of his 24 touchdowns there.
"You do a lot of work to get down there, and so when you do get down there I think there's a different focus in that area," Broncos coach Bryan Harsin said.
"I think we've run the ball effectively. Jay has really been effective down there running the football and the O-line, everybody; it's just everybody kind of comes together in that one particular zone. They understand that we've worked this hard to get there. We're going to get there and it's a matter of putting points on the board. And I think as you gain confidence as a player, you gain confidence in a system, then you start getting confidence that we are going to get down there and when we do we're going to score, and there's a mindset that goes along with that of getting six points rather than three."
The Broncos have scored a touchdown on their past 16 red-zone trips and last settled for a field goal in a victory against San Diego State on Nov. 15, three games ago.
Boise State last failed to score in the red zone in a 28-14 loss at Air Force on Sept. 27, scoring on two of their four red zone trips in that game.
And the Bulldogs D in the red zone ...
The Fresno State defense is ranked eighth in the Mountain West in red-zone scoring percentage: Opponents have scored on 85.4% of their trips inside the 20, 41 of 48.
The Bulldogs are, however, second in red-zone touchdown percentage: Opponents have scored a touchdown on only 58.3% of those red-zone trips, 28 of 41.
They have allowed an average of only 2.9 yards on 92 rushing plays in the red zone and opponents have completed only 51% of their passes (25 of 49).
Around practice ...
• Davison, who had three sacks in that victory over Hawaii, is leading the team with 7.0, one more than he had over the past two seasons. The three sacks were the most by a Bulldog in a single game since Chris Carter had three against New Mexico State in 2010.
• The Broncos have allowed only 208 first downs this season, 17.3 per game, and are leading the conference for the third time in four seasons. They are not close to Texas Christian, however. The Horned Frogs led the Mountain West three years in a row from 2008 to '10, allowing an average of 12.1, 12.4 and 12.0 first downs per game.
• Fresno State quarterback Brian Burrell has attempted 366 passes this season, one more than Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick, but Hedrick has 50 more completions, 993 more passing yards and one more touchdown.
• Bulldogs strong safety Dalen Jones, who entered the starting lineup when Charles Washington went back to cornerback against San Jose State at the start of this three-game winning streak, has been credited with four pass breakups in those three games. Despite playing sparingly early in the season, Jones ranks fourth on the team behind free safety Derron Smith (seven), Washington (seven) and cornerback Curtis Riley (six).