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Dec 1

Miller continues to make “big boy plays” according to Ajayi

Boise State wide receiver Matt Miller continued to add to his record-setting season with nine catches for 111 yards against New Mexico on Saturday.

Miller recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game of 2013 and scored for the ninth time in the last four games.

His three touchdown catches against the Lobos tied a career-high.

"I feel like Matt is an essential part to his offense," runningback Jay Ajayi said after the game. "He just makes those big boy plays."

Miller also moved passed former Bronco standout wide receiver Titus Young into second place on the career receptions list. Miller has hauled in 205 catches in 38 career games. He is just 24 catches shy of Austin Pettis’ school-record (229).

Miller also has a career-high 934 yards receiving (77.8 yards per game) this season. He is just 66 yards short of the 10th 1,000-yard performance in Boise State history.

The Broncos are bowl eligible and still have one more game this season.

- Miller’s 11 touchdown receptions on the season are tied for the 12th most in the NCAA.
- He tied Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams for the most receiving touchdowns in the month of November with nine.
- Miller has been getting more and more involved recently. His catch totals over the last five games (in order): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Since junior Grant Hedrick replaced senior Joe Southick at quarterback, eight of Hedrick’s 14 touchdown passes have been to his roommate - Matt Miller.
- All four of Miller’s 100-yard games this season have been at Bronco Stadium. Also, eight of his 11 touchdown passes have been caught on The Blue this year.

All-time Boise State Career Record Lists
1. Austin Pettis (2007-10) - 229
2. Matt Miller (2011-present) - 205

Receiving Yards
1. Titus Young (2007-10) - 3,063
2. Austin Pettis (2007-10) - 2,838
3. Ryan Ikebe (1993-96) - 2,751
4. Don Hutt (1970-73) - 2,728
5. Lou Fanucchi (1999-2002) - 2,554
6. Matt Miller (2011-present) - 2,382

Touchdown Receptions
1. Austin Pettis (2007-10) - 39
2. Don Hutt (1970-73) - 30
3. Ryan Ikebe (1993-96) - 27
4. Matt Miller (2011-present), Tyler Shoemake (2008-11), Titus Young (2007-10) - 25

— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)