To say that Boise State is one of the most dominate teams outside of the Power Five conferences would be an understatement. Since the 2007 season, the Broncos have become a household name. They defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in upset fashion in the Fiesta Bowl that year.
There had even been talks of Boise State being the in the BCS national championship for many of those seasons afterwards. Now, with the College Football Playoff in place, it is hard to believe we will ever see Boise State competing for a national title.
According to College Football Talk, the Broncos are pretty proud of being part of the Group of 5. They showed that when they carried a big Group of 5 banner to the Mountain West Conference media days.
The Group of 5 consists of the AAC, Conference USA, Sun Belt, MAC, and the MWC. These conferences are considered the smaller schools, almost like mid-majors in the basketball. It is hard to believe that a national champion would ever come out of the Group of 5.
An undefeated season for Boise State could state otherwise. The Broncos went 12-2 last season, won the Mountain West and beat Arizona in the Vizio Fiesta Bowl, in which they now have a 3-0 record.
The Broncos don’t have much of a challenge in going undefeated. If Chuckie Keeton is health for Utah State, the Broncos could be in some trouble, but other than that, I would expect Boise State to dominate again this season.
The Broncos open the season on September 4 when they host Washington, the school where former head coach Chris Petersen now coaches.
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