Whadda Weekend!

Wow.. it's Wednesday and the rush of this weekend's results are still spinning around in most Bronco fan's heads.<br><br>Boise State is charting new territory with the 2nd youngest team in the Nation, busting into the Top 10 in <u>both</u> polls, looking at a possible BCS bid, announcing ground-breaking ceremonies for new facilities, and...<br><br>Whoa.. here comes that spinning sensation again...

New Bronco Kareem Lloyd has 
helped offset the loss of 4 seniors

Boise State began the weekend by beating Idaho in Basketball, and then turned their focus to LaTech, beating the Bulldogs in impressive fashion on the Blue.  Then, at halftime of the LaTech win, the Bronco Athletic Department announces that a new indoor practice facility would be built at the North End of the Stadium where the grass field currently stands.  Then, as if that weren't enough, the Broncos moved into the top10 in both polls and moved within 1 spot of a BCS berth with some teams ahead of them facing 2 more games in the season.  The Broncos are currently ranked #10 in both the AP and ESPN/Coaches Polls, and are #7 in the BCS rankings.  The Broncos should continue to be a hot topic in every broadcasted college football game as they invariably begin discussing the BCS situation.  The latest hot topic is Boise State knocking on the BCS door, and what that would mean for Cal and/or Texas.

Coach Hawkins leads the 
Broncos to new heights


Of course, the men's Basketball team did lose to SouthEast Louisiana, but that was the only downer on what has to go down as one of the best weekends Boise State and its fans have ever experienced.  Now, speculation swirls as the Broncos wait to find out where they'll play in their Bowl game.

Then.. news today that Tyler Jones has been named as a Lou Groza finalist.  The Lou Groza award is awarded annually to the best kicker in NCAA football.  Boise State has had kickers named to the watch list before, but Tyler is the first Bronco to make the final list.  Bronco Quarterback Jared Zabransky is currently a semi-finalist for the Davey O'Brien award, given annually to the NCAA's best QB.

Broncos have dominated on the Blue.

Not to be lost in all the hoopla and celebration is the fact that the Broncos still face Nevada in Reno on Saturday.  That game was moved to 5:45 pm MST Saturday to accommodate the Nations desire to see the Bronco's prolific offense yet again on a national broadcast, putting the Broncos on ESPN yet again, for a school record 3rd time, the Broncos have also been on ESPN2 3 times this season, and turned down another broadcast request last weekend.  (Check out the Nevada pregame stats here.) 

Boise State fans hope to Orange-Out Nevada's Mackay Stadium... so whether you're in Reno, watching at Buster's, or from the comfort of your own living room.. make sure you wear your Orange.. and Go Broncos!!

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