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Boise State Broncos Football Schedule 2014
Over the years since the
Boise State Broncos shocked the Oklahoma Sooners and the world in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl with their masterful trick plays, the
football program has gone on to prove that their victory was no fluke. The Broncos have since moved to the Mountain West Conference
and have continued to play great football, putting their name in with the most consistent programs of the last six years.
The Mountain West Conference has become increasingly competitive as the Broncos endure battles up and down the schedule to
stay at the top of the MWC standings.
The Broncos begin their Mountain West Conference home schedule on "The Blue",
their famed blue turf, against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Bronco Stadium on October 4. Boise State got the best of the Wolf Pack
in 2013, but the Wolf Pack will no doubt be looking for revenge, especially in Boise in front of the home crowd. The Broncos
did a lot right in 2013, from scoring better than 37 points per game to rushing for just shy of 200 yards per game. They will
be looking to dominate their Mountain West opponents in every category in 2014 and this matchup with the Wolf Pack will be
one step along their journey to the top.
The biggest road block for the Broncos' quest for the Mountain West title comes
from the reigning conference champions, the Fresno State Bulldogs, who make their visit to Boise on October 18. The Broncos
were the #1 passing team in the NCAA in 2013, but are returning to MWC play in 2014 without their star quarterback, Derek
Carr, who will be wearing an NFL jersey in 2014. The Broncos and the Bulldogs will be sure to bring their best to "The Blue"
in Boise, knowing that this game in October will be a huge boost for the winner. Don't miss the chance to see two of the marquee
teams in the Mountain West face off in this epic clash.
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is a long history of exceptional football at Boise State University, where the once mid-major school won a David and Goliath
bowl game against one of the marquee college football programs in the sport's history. Boise State has seen some extremely
talented players don the blue and orange and many have gone on to great success at the next level. The most notable former
Bronco in the NFL is NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Wilcox. After two years at Boise State University when it was known
as Boise Junior College before transferring to the University of Oregon. Wilcox was drafted in the third round of the 1964
draft by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to seven Pro Bowls and was a two time All Pro. Wilcox spent his entire 10 year
career with San Francisco, retiring in 1974, before being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Other notable
Broncos to play at the professional level in the NFL are wide receiver Titus Young, running back Doug Martin, offensive tackle
Ryan Clady, and free safety Quintin Mikell.
Boise State Broncos Football Rivalries
As with all successful
sports programs, the Boise State Broncos have quite a few rivals who make the sports so thrilling for the players and fans.
The biggest rival for the Broncos were their in-state rivals the University of Idaho Vandals, in a battle for what is known
as the Governor's Trophy. The rivals competed in conference games as members of the Big Sky Conference, Big West Conference
and Western Athletic Conference, but this rivalry that has spanned 40 games ended in 2010 when the Broncos made their move
to the Mountain West Conference. With the absence of the Governor's Trophy, the Broncos clashes with the Nevada Wolfpack have
become quite the rivalry. Like the rivalry with Idaho, the games against the Wolfpack have spanned many difference conferences,
and now as members of the Mountain West Conference, these two teams clash in games that mean quite a bit. The most notable
game between these two rivals took place in 2010, when the Broncos took the field with a perfect season and possibly a BCS
bowl berth hanging in the balance. The Wolfpack pulled off the upset, defeating the Broncos in overtime 34-31 after trailing
17-0 in the second quarter. Led by current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Wolfpack ended a 10 game
slide to the Broncos in what has been called the biggest win in program's history.
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What Boise State hero scored the winning touchdown in the thrilling 2007 Fiesta Bowl and then immediately proposed
to his cheerleader girlfriend on National Television?
Bronco running back Ian Johnson is one of the program's best running
backs of all time, and whose 58 career rushing touchdowns broke Marshall Faulk's WAC career mark. Johnson memorably proposed
to his girlfriend, Chrissy Popadics, in one of the buzzed about bowl moments ever.