Boise State was left out of a lucrative BCS bowl appearance last season by the slimmest of margins.
Two missed chip-shot field goals against Nevada, a very suspicious calculation error in the final BCS standings and an overall jobbing by the BCS Selection Committee prevented the Broncos from making their second straight appearance in a big-money game.
Will this season be any different? Boise State currently sits at No. 7 in the polls, putting it in good position for the bid.
But a few things need to happen to ensure the Broncs find themselves playing in a big-boy game come January.