The record shows no team in the nation can match the winning percentage of the Boise State Broncos during the coach Chris Petersen era. "Coach Pete" has won 50 of his 54 games as a head coach.
Whether showing determination and heart to defeat Oklahoma and TCU in Fiesta Bowls, coming back to "will" themselves a victory against Virginia Tech on Labor Day, slapping around with impunity the Oregon Ducks the past two seasons, or just yanking Western Athletic Conference domination away from Fresno State and Hawaii over the course of time, the Broncos have proved their skill and determination on the field with performance results.
Brigham Young won the national championship in 1984 and now have declared themselves to be an independent football team. However, this season they will play in the Mountain West Conference, and that means facing league foes Utah and TCU.
The Cougars began the 2010 season with a bang, tagging the great Jake Locker and his Washington Huskies with a loss, but the schedule is a killer. Immediate road games at Air Force and Florida State and later at TCU, Utah, and Utah State concern even the most optimistic BYU supporter.
While BYU's day in the sun may be short-lived, Utah has a good stretch ahead of them. The Utes do play Air Force, TCU, and Notre Dame in succession, but that is much later in the season.
Coach Kyle Whittingham of Utah would like a little time to enjoy his 27-24 win over Big East favorite Pittsburgh. His Utes were impressive in defeating the highly touted Panthers.
The celebration for the Wyoming Cowboys following this past week's 28-20 victory over Southern Utah was cut short by dreadful news.
The Cowboys suffered tragedy Monday morning when true freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse died in an automobile accident.
Hearts everywhere will be with the Narcisse family and Wyoming teammates.
The Top Three
No. 1: Boise State Broncos
No. 2: Brigham Young Cougars
No. 3: Utah Utes