Boise State Broncos Football Details
It says a lot about how far the Boise State University football program has come when, after an excellent 10-3 season in 2016 that saw the Broncos beat multiple major-conference opponents, few analysts in the college football world seemed to take notice. It's just what we've come to expect from the Broncos at this point: double-digit wins and an appearance in the heart of bowl season. After wins over Washington State, Oregon State and, most thrillingly, BYU to start 2016, Boise State sat at 7-0 and No. 13 in the country. A late-season slide brought disappointment, but also room for growth as the Broncos look to field yet another elite football team in 2017. Most importantly, head coach Bryan Harsin's team returns Bret Rypien, one of the best quarterbacks in the country, period. Rypien will once again join forces with 1,000-yard receiver Cedrick Wilson to propel an offense that no one else in the Mountain West wants to play.
Once an afterthought in the landscape of big-time college football, Boise State has become a mainstay in the Top 25 in the last decade thanks to above-its-weight recruiting, shrewd coaching and, of course, fantastic efforts from its players. The program's breakthrough moment came in January of 2007, when a Statue of Liberty play gave the Broncos a thrilling upset victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. 2010 marked two significant milestones for the team: A shift to the Mountain West Conference and a No. 2 ranking to end the season. Of course, one cannot discuss Boise State without mentioning the signature blue turf of their home stadium, Albertsons Field..