Boise State smashed Arizona State 56-24 in the 2011 Maaco Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game was never in doubt, and the Broncos took out their frustrations on the Sun Devils.
The Smurfs, of course, were left out of the BCS for two consecutive seasons, though this time it was much more glaring compared to last season.
Boise State came prepared as expected under Chris Petersen, and next season could be interesting without the likes of Kellen Moore, Doug Martin, Nate Potter and and a cast full of defensive stars.
They open the 2012 season at Michigan State, but before I talk about that, we must go over the five things we learned in the Broncos' dominating bowl victory.