2013 Boise State Broncos football team

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2013 Boise State Broncos football
Boise State "B" logo.svg
Hawaii Bowl, L 23–38 vs. Oregon State
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain Division
2013 record8–5 (6–2 MW)
Head coachChris Petersen (regular season, 8th year)
Bob Gregory (interim HC, bowl game)
Offensive coordinatorRobert Prince (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorPete Kwiatkowski (4th season)
Home stadiumBronco Stadium
(Capacity: 36,387)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Utah State x   7 1         9 5  
Boise State   6 2         8 5  
Colorado State   5 3         8 6  
Wyoming   3 5         5 7  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Air Force   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Fresno State x$   7 1         11 2  
San Diego State   6 2         8 5  
UNLV   5 3         7 6  
San Jose State   5 3         6 6  
Nevada   3 5         4 8  
Hawaii   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Fresno State 24, Utah State 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Broncos were led by eighth year head coach Chris Petersen and played their home games at Bronco Stadium. They were members of the Mountain West Conference in the Mountain Division. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in Mountain West play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Hawaii Bowl where they were defeated by Oregon State. The 5 losses matched the total of losses that the Broncos had posted in the five previous seasons combined.

On December 6, it was announced that head coach Chris Petersen would resign to take the head coaching job at Washington. In eight seasons at Boise State, he posted a record of 92–12, won five conference titles and two BCS games. Associate head coach Bob Gregory served as Boise State's interim head coach in their bowl game.[1] On December 11, The Broncos hired former offensive coordinator and Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin as their permanent head coach.

Conference shuffle[edit]

Boise State was originally set to join the Big East Conference, along with fellow Mountain West member San Diego State, for football in 2013; however, after the Big East announced a split between its FBS members (which eventually became the American Athletic Conference) and its non-FBS schools (which kept the Big East name), Boise State announced on December 31, 2012 that it would stay in the Mountain West Conference.[2] San Diego State would later announce they would stay in the Mountain West as well, making the Mountain West a 12 team conference. The Mountain West formed divisions for the first time, with Boise State as part of the Mountain Division, and will conduct a conference championship game for the first time.

As part of the conditions for Boise State to stay in the conference, the Mountain West lifted the ban on the Broncos wearing their all blue uniforms at home during conference games.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 318:00 p.m.at Washington*No. 19FS1L 6–3871,963
September 71:00 p.m.UT Martin*ESPN3W 63–1433,293
September 136:00 p.m.Air Force
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
ESPNW 42–2036,069
September 207:00 p.m.at No. 25 Fresno StateESPNL 40–4141,031
September 288:15 p.m.Southern Miss*
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
ESPNUW 60–735,356
October 126:00 p.m.at Utah StateCBSSNW 34–2325,513
October 196:00 p.m.Nevadadagger
CBSSNW 34–1735,843
October 256:00 p.m.at BYU*ESPNL 20–3762,954
November 26:00 p.m.at Colorado StateCBSSNW 42–3021,133
November 168:15 p.m.Wyoming
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
ESPN2W 48–733,992
November 238:30 p.m.at San Diego StateCBSSNL 31–34 OT33,161
November 308:15 p.m.New Mexico
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
ESPN2W 45–1731,645
December 246:00 p.m.vs. Oregon State*ESPNL 23–3829,106

Game summaries[edit]

at Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Broncos 0 3 3 0 6
Huskies 7 3 14 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2012 BSU, 26–24
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

This was the second consecutive meeting between the Broncos and the Huskies as they met at the end of the 2012 season in the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. The 32-point loss is the worst loss under Chris Petersen. The previous highest margin of defeat was 14, also coming against Washington in 2007, Petersen's second year as head coach. Prior to this game, the Broncos' previous five losses had been by a combined 11 points. It was the Broncos worst loss since a 35-point loss to Georgia to open the 2005 season. This was also the first time the Broncos failed to score a touchdown since a 58–0 loss to Washington State in 1997.

UT Martin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 7 0 0 7 14
Broncos 14 35 14 0 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants
Boise State players during pregame.

Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 10 0 3 20
Broncos 7 14 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 BSU, 37–26
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants
Boise State kicking an extra point in the second half.

Quarterback Joe Southwick set a Boise State and Mountain West record for completion percentage completing 27 of 29 passes (93.1%). The Broncos were allowed to wear their all blue uniforms for the first time during a home conference game since joining the Mountain West in 2011.

at Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 9 7 14 40
No. 25 Bulldogs 10 14 10 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–4 2012 BSU, 20–10
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
Broncos 7 23 17 13 60
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2012 BSU, 40–14
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants
Jack Fields scoring a TD in the 4th quarter.

at Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 14 10 0 34
Aggies 0 10 0 13 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–4 2010 BSU, 50–14
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Utah State chose to wear white at home. The win was the Broncos 21st straight win over a team from Utah with the last loss coming in 1997.

Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 3 14 0 0 17
Broncos 0 7 20 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–13 2012 BSU, 27–21
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants
Dan Goodale kicking an extra point in the second half.

at BYU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 3 10 7 20
Cougars 7 17 10 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2012 BSU, 7–6
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

The loss to BYU ended a 21-game winning streak against teams from the state of Utah dating back to a 1997 loss to Utah State. It was also the Broncos first loss in the month of October since a loss to Rice in 2001, a span of 50 wins.

at Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 21 7 7 42
Rams 10 7 0 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 BSU, 42–14
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7
Broncos 14 14 17 3 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 2012 BSU, 45–14
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants
Boise State offense in the redzone in the second half. They failed to score on this drive.

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Broncos 7 0 14 73 31
Aztecs 7 7 0 146 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2012 SDSU, 21–19
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

This loss marked the first time that Boise State lost to the same opponent in consecutive years since losing to Washington State in 2000 and 2001.

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 7 0 3 7 17
Broncos 14 7 7 17 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2012 BSU, 32–29
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Oregon State (Hawaii Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 3 7 10 23
Beavers 17 14 7 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2010 BSU, 37–24
Uniform Combination
Helmet Jersey Pants

Rankings[edit]

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 15 Final 
AP 19 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' 19 RV RV RV NR NR NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Statistics[edit]

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Boise State 93 153 140 973 486
Opponents 87 103 44 816 321

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cripe, Chadd; Murphy, Brian; Southorn, Dave (December 7, 2013). "Chris Petersen Surprises Boise State Football Community, Leaves for Washington". Idaho Statesman. Boise. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  2. ^ McMurphy, Brett (December 31, 2012). "Boise State Spurns Big East". ESPN. Retrieved August 23, 2013.