Boise State junior linebacker Ben Weaver went through the first 34 games of his career — 26 of them starts — without an interception.

And now he has a three-game interception streak.

Weaver picked off San Jose State’s Kenny Potter in the fourth quarter Friday at Spartan Stadium moments after the Broncos took a 23-10 lead. The turnover resulted in a field goal as the Broncos pulled away for a 40-23 win.

“I guess three years of preparing finally started to pay off a little bit, cheap ” Weaver said.

Fellow linebacker Joe Martarano (Fruitland High) made a one-handed interception later in the quarter — the first of his career. The Broncos have 22 interceptions this season.

“Joey Martarano might have had one of the most spectacular catches I’ve ever seen by anybody, let alone a linebacker,” coach Bryan Harsin said.