When you step back and look at the feats accomplished this past season by the football team, the list is dizzying...

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When you step back and look at the feats accomplished this past season by the football team, the list is dizzying...

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Bricks Added in 2004...

<p>The Bronco football team's motto this past season was "Building A Legacy...Brick By Brick". The motto, which originated from Head Coach Dan Hawkins, relates to the need to build the program from its' foundation, making sure each layer was cemented and secure before moving onto the next.</p><p>When you step back and look at the feats accomplished this past season by the football team, the list is dizzying...</p>

Ø      Start the season in the national top 30—the Broncos were 28th in the preseason poll this year. 

Ø      Defeat a PAC-10 team (Boise State defeated Oregon State this past season). 

Ø      Go undefeated during the regular season in Division I-A (Boise State was 11-0 this past season). 

Ø      Make the national top ten in the Associated Press poll. Likewise for the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll and the official BCS standings (they got as high as #7 before finishing at #9). 

Ø      Finish in the national top 15 in the Coaches' poll for 3 years in a row (Boise State finished the year 12th in 2002, 15th in 2003 and 13th in 2003.) 

Ø      Lead the nation in the longest streak of consecutive games won (Boise State won 22 straight games in 2003-04.) 

Ø      Lead the nation in the longest streak of consecutive games won at home (Boise State has won 25 straight games in Bronco Stadium.) 

Ø      Lead the nation in appearances on ESPN (Boise State was featured on ESPN a record 7 times in 2004). 

Ø      Draw over 200,000 fans to Bronco Stadium. The Broncos sold out every game but one, the Hawai'i game which missed out by 400 fans. 

Ø      Sell out 6 home games (The Idaho, Oregon State, BYU, SMU, Fresno State and Hawai'i games were all sellouts in Bronco Stadium). 

Ø      Average over 30,000 fans per home game (Boise State averaged 30,499 fans—499 over capacity). 

Ø      Recognition for a Boise State player as All-American in Division I-A (the Broncos just didn't have 1 but 3—placekicker Tyler Jones, tackle Daryn Colledge and quarterback Jared Zabransky, all of whom made at least one 1st or 2nd All-America team. 

Ø      Recognition for a Boise State player as 1st Team All-American (tackle Daryn Colledge made the College Football News 1st team). 

Ø      Recognition for a Boise State player as a finalist for a major college football award—placekicker Tyler Jones, who advanced to the top 3 for the Lou Groza award given to the nation's best kicker. 

Ø      Recognition for a Boise State coach as a finalist for a major college football award—Bronco head man Dan Hawkins was a finalist for nearly every head coaching award given out. 

Ø      Play a Top 10 opponent in a bowl game (Louisville in the 2004 Liberty Bowl). 

Ø      Raise funds and earn the approval for an indoor practice facility. 

Ø      Put plans into motion to expand Bronco Stadium to 40,000.


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