1. Boise State Football Ranked 22 in USA Today Poll; Key Players out

    For the fourth straight year, Boise State has been ranked in the Top 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll . The poll, released Wednesday, placed the Broncos at No. 22, down considerably from previous preseason rankings...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,194 reads 6 comments

  2. BSU Football: Broncos' 5 Most Daunting Big East Roadtrips

    Is it the opponent or the trip itself that makes going on the road a tough task for college football teams? In most cases, it is both. You also have the hostile crowds and the accommodations—so, it all adds up...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,585 reads 13 comments

  3. Boise State Football: Under Pressure from the Opening Whistle

    When the bright lights of the new seasons blink on and the Broncos and Spartans take to the field, there will be some trepidation carried onto the gridiron in East Lansing...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,689 reads 3 comments

  4. Boise State Football: Legacy of the Running Back

    When Doug Martin was selected in the first round of the NFL 2012 Draft, it marked the first time that a Boise State running back had gone that high in the draft...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,729 reads 1 comments

  5. Boise State Football: Broncos' Toughest Road Trips of 2012

    Home-field advantage—there is nothing like it. There is the noise that lifts up the home team and threatens to submerge the opposition… And the opportunity to sleep in ...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,071 reads 5 comments

  6. Boise State Football: Will Matt Miller Be One of BSU's All-Time Top 25

    What, in the scope of a football team, constitutes a "star player"? Is he the guy that is on the Heisman watch list, or any of the college postseason watch lists? Is he the guy that ...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,682 reads 2 comments

  7. Why Boise State Should Be Chomping at the Bit to Play Michigan State

    The nerves are probably starting to kick a little stronger throughout Bronco Nation. After all, it’s just a smidgen over one month away from Boise State traveling to East Lansing to play the Michigan State Spartans...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,720 reads 1 comments

  8. Boise State Football: Beating the Rankings

    It’s roughly seven weeks until the 2012 college football season kicks off and prognosticators are ramping up their preseason picks...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,528 reads 3 comments

  9. Boise State Football: Why the Broncos Should Stay in the Mountain West

    In the 2013 football season, the Boise State Broncos will make the leap from the Mountain West Conference to the Big East Conference...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,584 reads 3 comments

  10. Boise State Football: Focus on the Kicking Game

    Twenty-six yards, middle of the field…a chip shot. In golf, it would be a pitching wedge from the fringe of the putting green. In baseball, it would be a bunt to squeeze home the winning run...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,276 reads 3 comments

  11. Boise State Football: What the Broncos Need to (Re)Establish in 2012

    It was a calculated risk—one that didn't quite pay off in a perennial automatic qualifying berth. When the Boise State Broncos joined the Big East for football, there was the ...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,917 reads 3 comments

  12. Boise State Football: Breaking Down the Secondary

    In 2010, Nevada's Colin Kaepernick found holes in the Boise State defense late in the game, setting up go-ahead scores for the Wolf Pack...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,306 reads 2 comments

  13. Boise State Football: Why Broncos' Success Will Continue Without Kellen Moore

    The old adage is that the "more things change, the more they stay the same." That could well apply to college football—the yearly migration of athletes in and out of the programs and the way the teams chug along...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,861 reads 15 comments

  14. Will the D-Line or Secondary Be More Important to Boise State in 2012?

    D-fence! OK, maybe that image doesn't translate so well in words. But the sentiment is simple—if you want to win a football game, you need to stop the other team's offense...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 890 reads 4 comments

  15. Boise State Football: Picking Every 2012 Game on the Board Against the Spread

    The point spread is tentatively in place, so step up to the window and place your bets. Actually, with the college football season a scant two months off, it seemed inevitable that the bookmakers would start offering point spreads...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,504 reads 0 comments

  16. Boise State Football: Broncos' 5 Most Important Players on Defense

    Most people have heard the saying that offenses sell tickets while defenses win championships. Certainly, without a good defense, regardless of the number of points the offense puts up, the outcome will be in jeopardy...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,305 reads 1 comments

  17. Boise State Football: Rating the Wide Receivers

    Kellen Moore was renowned for his accuracy and the way he spread the ball around. Of course, to do that, there has to be a good pair of hands on the other end of the pass and receivers ...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 1,950 reads 3 comments

  18. Boise State Football: Which Incoming Freshmen Will Broncos Count on Most?

    From being a big deal in high school to the scramble to determine which college to attend and finally to the letter of intent and enrollment—moving from high school to college is full of stress and expectations...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,907 reads 3 comments

  19. Boise State Football: 5 Players Nobody Is Talking About

    They fly under the radar. Nobody sees or appreciates their contributions until they have what is known as a "breakout game." But there are just some players that seem poised on the edge of being water-cooler subjects following game day...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,349 reads 0 comments

  20. Boise State: The Broncos' Best New Big East Rivalries

    The Big East Conference should be renamed. The term "Big East" is somewhat of a misnomer simply because the geographical location of many of the teams entering the upcoming seasons is anything but east...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,495 reads 6 comments

  21. Boise State Football: 5 Reasons the Broncos Will Be Back in the BCS by 2015

    Some folks feel that with the graduation of Kellen Moore and Co. that the Broncos run at the Bowl Championship Series has gone on hiatus. One person who doesn't is BSU head coach Chris Petersen ...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about 2 years ago 2,918 reads 5 comments

  22. Boise State Football: 5 Players Poised to Break Out in 2012

    Define the term "break out" and one definition might be to have the kind of season that has fans cheering every down that player is on the field or watching in anticipation...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about over 2 years ago 1,345 reads 0 comments

  23. Boise State Football: 5 Reasons the Broncos Should Stay in the Big East

    Is the grass greener—or in this case, bluer—on the other side of the fence…err, country? Boise State will find out in 2013 when the Broncos' football program hops from the Mountain West to the Big East...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about over 2 years ago 1,602 reads 4 comments

  24. Boise State Football: Which Former Player Will Have the Best Rookie NFL Season

    Ah, college football…the glory days, days of being BMOC, worrying about rankings and bowl games—oh, and school work. Well, kiss them goodbye, because it is now the real world and that means working for a paycheck week in and week out...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about over 2 years ago 905 reads 3 comments

  25. 2 Former Boise State Football Players Ink NFL Contracts

    According to a report by the Idaho Statesman , former Boise State defensive players Shea McClellin and Billy Winn have signed four-year contracts with the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns, respectively...

    Michael Lafferty Written by Michael Lafferty about over 2 years ago 2,500 reads 1 comments