Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier put the “student” in student-athlete before Thursday night’s game against UCF.
The start of the game between the Golden Knights and Broncos was delayed nearly three hours by lightning. Bachmeier passed the newfound time before the contest attending a class via Zoom.
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A photo of Bachmeier attending assistant professor Ray Fang’s class surfaced just before the game officially kicked off. The quarterback was seen wearing his full pads and uniform on camera.
He even left a message for his classmates in the lecture’s group chat.
That’s some strong effort and dedication to learning from Bachmeier. Eventually, though, he signed off from the class to lead the Broncos in their first game of the Andy Avalos era.
Bachmeier posted solid numbers against UCF, going 25-of-39 for 263 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. However, UCF had the last laugh, overcoming a 21-0 deficit in Gus Malzahn’s debut to earn a 36-31 victory.
“There wasn’t any panic,” Malzahn said of the comeback win, per ESPN. “It was a quality victory that will help us moving forward.”
Perhaps Boise State will learn something from the loss as well. Either way, Bachmeier learned something during this game — on the field and off it.
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