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Boise State Committs to Mountain West-Shuns the Big East

January 31st, 2013 at 2:23 PM
By Mike Timothy

Most fans were looking forward to the Broncos joining the Big East. Originally it seemed like a good move.  Mostly because it was more competitive; there was more exposure on a national level, and it would have strengthened future recruiting classes. But Boise State President Bob Kustra decided to part ways with the Big East and rejoin the Mountain West Conference.  As usual it comes down to money and the revenue and stability of the conference persuaded Kustra to cancel the Big East contract. "I was committed to the Big East decision and thought it was a good decision," Kustra told reporters. "But this thing started changing, and then it became a different matter. That's where the Boise State and the Mountain West Conference renewed their ties and come together with an innovative approach."

This innovative approach comes with a better television contract and a more even split in other league games. Those financial incentives and giving Boise State the flexibility to control its own television destiny were more appealing than anything the Big East was prepared to offer. There is however an exit fee for the Big East is which $5 million, but Kustra said the contract has language that could lower that amount. Under the new arrangement, the Mountain West Conference has agreed to pay up to $3 million toward those exit fees. Kustra said he expects to honor the Big West contract and its $1.5 million exit fee.

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Boise State Broncos Football Team Once Again Finishes a Winning Season

December 30th, 2012 at 2:47 PM
By Mike Timothy

Hats off to the Boise State Broncos football team. Another successful season completed under coach Peterson. Finishing with a win against the Washington Huskies in the Las Vegas Bowl the Broncos did have to work hard for the win. A 27-yard field goal by 5-foot-5 Michael Frisina with 1:16 left sealed the victory. It left them feeling good about a game and a season when, unlike the last two years, there was hardly any talk about Boise State being in a BCS game.

"The most satisfying thing about this season was each week you'd see us get just a little bit better," Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. "These guys, they don't go through the motions. They have a chip on their shoulder."

Bronco Nation must be feeling good about this season, especially with the departure of Kellen Moore and all the uncertainty surrounding this team in the pre-season. The one player that was missing was the backup Donkey Teeth. Maybe there was some discipline problems with him that Coach Peterson kept him from playing, but for those that want to see him play he will be a starter in the East-West Collegiate Bowl. You can see him in the video below.

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Boise State Broncos Prepare for Texas-Arlington

December 29th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
By Mike Timothy

The Boise State Broncos play Corban on Sunday and then head off to play a road game at Texas -Arlington. The Broncos are 2-2 on the road this season. A tough loss at Michigan State and a big time win at Creighton have given notice to upcoming opponents that Boise is a team not to be taken lightly. Next week the Broncos travel to Texas to play the Mavericks of Arlington.  The Mavericks who play in the Western Athletic Conference are five and three this season. A bit undersized from other teams the Mavericks will be a tough team that Boise can not overlook. The Mavericks nearly beat Oklahoma and have played both Texas and Oklahoma State.  Boise State needs to win these next few games before Conference play begins. Keeping the ball in Derrick Marks hands has been the key to the Broncos success.  Anthony Drmic and Ryan Watkins tough defense and inside play  must be consistent allowing others like Mikey Thompson and Jeff Elorriaga to score from the outside.                                                                                   

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Boise State Broncos Prepare for Fresno State and the Spread Offense

October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 AM
By Mike Timothy

Boise State and Fresno State meet today on the Blue Turf in a Mountain West conference game. Both teams are playing well and are coming off impressive wins. The Bulldogs at 4-2 beat Colorado State 28-7 by forcing turnovers and playing solid defense. The bulldogs defense currently ranks first in turnovers with 18. Will their defense be enough to stop the slide of seven consecutive losses to the Broncos? Maybe, and when Junior Bulldog linebacker Patrick Su'a  was asked about it he said, "I'm tired of that you know, I personally am. They've got a great program over there, no doubt. But we're the 2012 Bulldogs here. We've got a new strategy…some new plays, new players. For me I'm tired of it. I want it done."

For the Broncos they seem to have found a rhythm and are beginning to click offensively. They are a different team then last years that dominated the bulldogs winning easily 57-7.  Today the offense will face a much faster and stronger Fresno defense than last year. Ball security will be key and keeping those turnovers to one or two could be the difference in this game. 

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Boise State Must Fix Their Red Zone Play to Win Against Southern Miss

October 5th, 2012 at 12:45 PM
By Mike Timothy

The Broncos roll into Southern Miss this weekend with a record of 3-1. The team has been a mystery and for Bronco Fans we are still unsure which team will show up.  Their defense has been solid at times and for the first three-and-a-half games they forced 12 turnovers and held opponents to 35 points. But then against New Mexico they allowed 29 points, on four consecutive touchdown drives all in the second half. On the other side of the line their offense has put up big yardage and moves the ball well, but their drives always end in the red zone. They have only scored 5 offensive touchdowns in 16 quarters of play. 

From a fans perspective it comes down to execution and fundamentals of the offensive schemes Coach Peterson has in place. Its not like they don't have the athletes or the talent.  Coach Johnson of the Golden Eagles makes a good point  when he said, "They are probably not as flexible and as versatile and wide open as they were, but they still give you a multitude of formation movement and motions that make it very difficult for a defense to adjust to. They've still got talent. They are very aggressive in their play calling."

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