Saturday, May 19, 2012

Boise State's 80th Season

This fall, the Blue & Orange will take to the gridiron for their 80th season.  

Bronco fans have seen some incredible football, being the passengers on one of the most high-energy, fasten your seatbelt rides of the last 100 years.  Beginning with Lyle Smith, all the team has done is win.  The BJC Broncos were 199-61-9 with a junior college national championship in 1958.  The Four Horsemen of Boise State won the national title in Division I-AA in 1980.  Since Boise State became a four-year school in 1968, it's been a climb to the upper echelon of college football, with the Broncos going 378-144-2 during that time.

That adds up to a sparkling record of 577-205-11, just 23 wins shy of 600 after only 79 years, and 22 wins shy of 400 wins as a four-year school after just 44 years.