2002 Boise State Broncos football team

The 2002 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Boise State competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos were led by second-year head coach Dan Hawkins. The Broncos finished the season 12–1 and 8–0 in conference to win their first WAC title and played in the Humanitarian Bowl, where they defeated Iowa State, 34–16. The 2002 marked the first season that Boise State was ranked in the top 25 since moving to Division I-A in 1996.

2002 Boise State Broncos football
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WAC champion
Humanitarian Bowl champion
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 15
2002 record12–1 (8–0 WAC)
Head coachDan Hawkins (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorChris Petersen (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorRon Collins
Home stadiumBronco Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 15 Boise State $   8 0         12 1  
Hawaii   7 1         10 4  
Fresno State   6 2         9 5  
San Jose State   4 4         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         5 7  
Rice   3 5         4 7  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
SMU   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Tulsa   1 7         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:05 PMIdaho*W 38–2130,878
September 75:00 PMat Arkansas*KBCI-TVL 14–4170,142
September 142:00 PMat Wyoming*KBCI-TVW 35–1316,256
September 286:05 PMUtah State*
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 63–3825,161
October 56:05 PMHawaii 
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 58–3125,857
October 125:00 PMat TulsaSPWW 52–2415,079
October 186:05 PMFresno State
ESPNW 67–2130,924
October 263:00 PMat San Jose StateKBCI-TVW 45–810,497
November 27:05 PMat UTEPKBCI-TVW 58–321,689
November 91:05 PMRice
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 49–723,962
November 161:05 PMLouisiana Tech
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 36–1028,413
November 231:05 PMat NevadaNo. 23KBCI-TVW 44–720,247
December 3111:00 AMIowa StateNo. 18
ESPNW 34–1630,446
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

RosterEdit

2002 Boise State Broncos football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 89 T. J. Acree So
OG 70 Michael Ansel So
TE 86 Rocky Atkinson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 55 Chauncey Ako Sr
CB 18 Gerald Alexander Fr
DT 90 Paul Allen Jr
CB 31 Brad Allen Fr
DT 51 Tony Altieri Sr
LB 52 Jared Aurich So
LB 40 Andy Avalos So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-12-01

ReferencesEdit