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2012 Boise State Broncos football team

The 2012 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Broncos were led by head coach Chris Petersen and played their home games at Bronco Stadium. This season was Boise State's second in the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 11–2, 7–1 in Mountain West play to share the conference championship with Fresno State and San Diego State. They were invited to and were champions of the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, this year defeating Washington 28–26.

2012 Boise State Broncos football
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Mountain West co-champion
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas champion
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 18
2012 record11–2 (7–1 MW)
Head coachChris Petersen (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorRobert Prince (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorPete Kwiatkowski (3rd season)
Home stadiumBronco Stadium
(Capacity: 36,387)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 18 Boise State +   7 1         11 2  
Fresno State +   7 1         9 4  
San Diego State +   7 1         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Wyoming   3 5         4 8  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
New Mexico   1 7         4 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Broncos opened the season ranked #5 and #7 in the AP and coaches polls, respectively, by far the highest season starting ranking in school history and the highest starting position for a non-BCS team. They opened the season with a win against #19/#22 Georgia at Georgia Dome in one of the nation's premier games of the opening weekend. The Broncos would win their next nine games and climbed to #2 in the coaches, AP and Harris polls and #3 in the BCS poll for their highest ranking ever in all four polls. On November 12, #5 Boise State lost to their rival #24 TCU, ending the nations longest home winning streak. They were invited to the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas for the second consecutive year where they defeated Arizona State 56–24 to finish the season 12–1 and ranked #6/#8 in the coaches/AP polls.

Boise State set two records in 2011. The Broncos became the first team in FBS history to win 50 games in a four-year span (2008–2011). Additionally, Kellen Moore became the winningest starting quarterback in FBS history with 50 wins. He passed former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (45 wins).

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released.

Outland Trophy – Sr. G Joe Kellogg[1]

Lombardi Award – Sr. G Joe Kellogg[2]

Fred Biletnikoff Award – So. WR Matt Miller[3]

Doak Walker Award – Sr. RB D.J. Harper[4]

Lott Trophy – Sr. LB J.C. Percy[5]

Mountain West media daysEdit

At the Mountain West media days, held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Broncos were picked as the overwhelming favorites to win the conference title, receiving 27 of a possible 30 first place votes. This was the fifth straight year that Boise State was picked as the preseason champion of their conference.[6] So. WR Matt Miller and Sr. OL Joe Kellog were selected to the all-conference first team offense. Sr. DL Mike Atkinson and Sr. DB Jamar Taylor were selected to the all-conference first team defense. Sr. WR Mitch Burroughs was selected as the returner of the year and as the special teams player of the year.

Media pollEdit

  1. Boise State – 296 (27)
  2. Nevada – 244
  3. Fresno State – 231 (2)
  4. Wyoming – 213
  5. San Diego State – 173 (1)
  6. Air Force – 170
  7. Hawaii – 116
  8. Colorado State – 111
  9. UNLV – 63
  10. New Mexico – 33

Preseason pollsEdit

On August 2, Boise State was ranked #22 in preseason Coaches' poll.[7] Their opening season opponent, Michigan State, debuted at #13. This will mark the fourth straight season that Boise State will start the season against a ranked opponent from a BCS conference (they won the previous three).

On August 18, Boise State was ranked #24 in the preseason AP poll.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.at No. 13 Michigan State*No. 24ESPN[8]L 13–1778,709
September 152:00 p.m.Miami (OH)*NBCSNW 39–1234,178
September 207:00 p.m.BYU*No. 24
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
ESPN[9]W 7–636,864A
September 294:00 p.m.at New MexicoNo. 24KTVBW 32–2928,270
October 610:00 a.m.at Southern Miss*FSNW 40–1425,337
October 131:30 p.m.Fresno StateNo. 24
NBCSNW 20–1035,742
October 201:30 p.m.UNLVNo. 24
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
NBCSNW 32–736,012
October 271:30 p.m.at WyomingNo. 21CBSSNW 45–1417,855
November 38:30 p.m.San Diego StateNo. 19
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
CBSSNL 19–2136,084
November 105:00 p.m.at HawaiiNBCSNW 49–1429,471
November 171:30 p.m.Colorado State
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
NBCSNW 42–1433,545
December 11:30 p.m.at NevadaNo. 25ABCW 27–2130,017
December 221:30 p.m.vs. Washington*No. 20ESPNW 28–2633,217
  • ^A Denotes the largest crowd in Bronco Stadium history. Previous high was 34,196 vs Air Force in 2011. This record stood until October 12, 2019 (36,902).

[10]

Game summariesEdit

at Michigan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Broncos 3 10 0 0 13
No. 13 Spartans 10 0 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 9 0 3 12
Broncos 8 7 21 3 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 BSU, 48–0
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

BYUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 6 6
Broncos 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2004 BSU, 28–27
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

at New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 22 0 7 32
Lobos 0 0 14 15 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2011 BSU, 45–0
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

at Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Broncos 7 16 7 10 40
Golden Eagles 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2008 BSU, 24–7
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 3 7 10
No. 22 Broncos 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–4 2011 BSU, 57–7
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

UNLVEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0 0 0 7 7
No. 22 Broncos 8 17 7 0 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2011 BSU, 48–21
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

at WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 18 Broncos 7 10 21 7 45
Cowboys 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 2011 BSU, 36–14
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

San Diego StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 0 7 7 21
No. 14 Broncos 6 7 0 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 BSU, 52–35
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

at HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Broncos 21 14 7 7 49
Warriors 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–3 2010 BSU, 42–7
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 7 7 14
No. 22 Broncos 14 21 7 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 BSU, 63–13
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

at NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Broncos 7 10 7 3 27
Wolf Pack 0 0 7 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–13 2011 BSU, 30–10
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Washington–Maaco Bowl Las VegasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 3 14 6 3 26
No. 15 Broncos 9 9 7 3 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2007 WASH, 24–10
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

RankingsEdit


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 24 RV RV 24 24 RV 24 24 21 19 RV RV RV 25 20 18 
Coaches 22 25 RV RV RV 25 22 22 18 14 24 22 22 15 15 14 
Harris Not released 22 23 19 17 23 23 21 17 15 Not released 
BCS Not released 22 21 19 NR NR 22 20 19 Not released

StatisticsEdit

Scores by quarterEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Boise State 100 154 91 49 394
Opponents 27 30 51 97 205

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FWAA > News > Outland Trophy Watch List". Sportswriters.net. January 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Walker Award Watch List released". July 19, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ Cripe, Chadd (July 24, 2012). "Boise State Football Team Picked to Win Mountain West; Mitch Burroughs Honored; Here's An Early BSU Depth Chart". Idaho Statesman. Archived from the original on August 3, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Big Ten Schools Announce Primetime Games to appear on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, or BTN". Bigten.org. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  9. ^ Drew, Jay (May 3, 2012). "BYU at Boise State game moved to Thursday, September 20". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  10. ^ [4]