Boise State Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Nevada

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Boise State Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Nevada
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Boise State travels to Reno in Week 14 of the college football season to take on Nevada. It is the final regular season game for both teams, but it probably means more to the Broncos than it does the Wolf Pack.

For Boise State (9-2, 6-1 MWC), a win Saturday would give Chris Petersen and his team a share of the Mountain West Conference title. The title would be shared with Fresno State (9-3, 7-1 MWC) and San Diego State (9-3, 7-1 MWC), but the Broncos would have a better overall record at 10-2 should they win.

The last time Boise State played at Nevada it suffered one of their most heart breaking losses in school history. Most fans of the Broncos choose to forget that cold painful night when not one, but two field goals missed their mark. It is the kind of loss that sticks with a fanbase.

However, the team itself can't live in the past, and it won't. Nevada always plays Boise State tough, and this year will be no exception. The 2012 Boise State squad is playing to create its own legacy, not to avenge the loss of another.

Look for Chris Petersen and his team to be ready to play as they take on Nevada for their place on the Mountain West Conference trophy.

With that in mind, let's breakdown the five keys to this game for the Broncos, and what it will take to bring home a victory and a conference title.

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