Friday, December 24, 2010

Boise State Sets Modern Records

Boise State became the third team since 1898 to win 12 or more games in three consecutive years, joining Oklahoma (2002-2004) and USC (2003-2005). However, the Sooners and Trojans did not win as many games in three years. Boise State broke the modern record last night with their 38th win since 2008 last night. The Broncos are behind four legendary teams from college football’s early years--Pennsylvania (43-1 from 1895-1897), Yale (42-1-2 from 1894-1896), Yale (41-2 from 1898-1890) and Pennsylvania (39-4 from 1892-1894). Coach Chris Petersen's team also broke the modern record for wins in a five-year period, as the Broncos are 61-5 since Petersen took over.  Nebraska (60-3 from 1993-1997) and Oklahoma (60-7 from 2002-2004) were the existing record holders until Boise State came along. Boise State also tied Nebraska’s modern record for most wins in a seven-year period. Nebraska was 81-8 from 1993-1999 while the Broncos were 81-10 from 2004-2010.

Boise State broke modern records last year for the most wins in an eight-year period and the most wins in a 10-year period. With the slew of marks this year, the Broncos now own the modern records for most wins in 3 years, 5 years, 7 years, 8 years, 10 years, 11 years and 12 years.

Broncos Send Strong Message to Pac-12

The Pac-10 Conference had a chance to look at a team it recently invited into the league, Utah, and one it passed over, Boise State.  They didn't like what they saw.

With Boise State's overpowering 26-3 win in the Las Vegas Bowl, the Broncos sent a message to the Pac-12 Conference that perhaps they made the wrong choice when they invited Utah earlier this year instead of Boise State.  Earlier this year, the Pac-10 added Utah and Colorado despite the fact that Boise State's football team and athletic department as a whole is more successful than the two members they did add.