Not that they’ve won over everyone. In the postgame quote sheets, Petersen was spelled Peterson. “They were very calm and the kids executed the plays like clockwork,” said Petersen, or Peterson, or whoever he is, about the final drive.
So the road is now open for this New Age power. Boise State as a genuine national heavyweight is only a slightly older idea than Twitter. The Broncos are seventh in all-time winning percentage, but own 422 fewer wins than anyone else in the top 10. Thirty-two percent of Boise State’s victories — 113 of 354 — have come this century.