WAC Back-to-Back-to-Back!!!

Boise State could have celebrated another WAC Championship after their victory over LaTech but Coach Hawkins and the team said they still had 1 more game to win, 1 more part of their perfect season to finish, 1 more brick to lay in the Bronco Football foundation.<br><br>Well if that mission consisted of a shellacking of Nevada to go undefeated in WAC play for their 3rd straight season, and more importantly undefeated overall for the 2004 season, then the Broncos can call it Mission Completed.

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On a cold and snowy field at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Cam Hall and Jared Zabransky led the Broncos to a dominating victory in front of a sparse crowd that was well over 50% Bronco fans.  Cam had 2 INT's, returning the first 52 yards for a TD and the other 64 yards to inside the 10-yard line for an eventual Tyler Jones FG.  Jared threw for 3 TD's, (Lawrence Bady, T.J. Acree, and Jason Murray), and was 17-25 for 244 yards.  Acree led all recievers with 105 yards on 6 receptions, and Lee Marks led all rushers with 93 yards on 15 carries, (6.2 ypc).

Hawkrates has led the
Broncos to the Top 10

The Broncos accomplished a number of things Saturday night in Reno, they broke the old WAC record set by BYU for 25 straight conference wins, with their 26th WAC win.  They also became just the 4th WAC Team to win 3 straight WAC Titles, (the others are Arizona State, Wyoming, BYU.)  They kept their NCAA best overall win streak alive at 22, their NCAA best in-conference win streak alive at 25.  They also have the NCAA's best home win streak, currently standing at 21 straight.

The Broncos now boast some incredible numbers.  Since joining the WAC 4 seasons ago. they've finished 2nd once, and 1st 3 times.  They've lost a grand total of 2 games in conference since joining the WAC, (30-2).  As stated above, they're undefeated in conference over the past 3 complete seasons.  Boise State has won 35 of its last 36 games.  

The Defense is in the top 3 in the Nation against the Rush, and leads the WAC yet again in both Rush defense, and overall defense.  They held Nevada to 70 yards on the ground, and held the Wolf Pack's #1 rusher Chance Kretschmer to a paltry 38 yards on 17 caries.  (2.2 ypc)

2002-04, complete Bronco
domination of the WAC (24-0)

The Offense ranks #1 in the NCAA in PPG at 48.9, (although that could be lost to probably Bowl opponent Louisville), #2 in Total Offense (507ypg), #12 in Rush Offense (238 ypg), and #14 in Pass Offense (268.7).  Boise State has also scored over 55 points in 4 straight games.  What is important to remember is that this Bronco team also ranks in another area, they are the 2nd youngest team in the NCAA's, with the vast majority of players either Sophomores or Freshmen. 

The Bronco's future now lies in the hands of the Polls and Southern Miss.  If the Golden Eagles can knock off Cal in Hattiesburg, then the Broncos could end up in one of the BCS bowls.  However, that is very unlikely as Cal has been virtually unstoppable this season with only 1 loss to #1 USC.  The likely outcome will result in a Top-10 matchup of Non-BCS powerhouses as Louisville, (Currently #10 in the BCS), and Boise State, (Currently #7 in the BCS), could meet in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl in Memphis on December 31st.

 


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