2007 Boise State Broncos Football Preview

2007 Boise State Broncos season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Boise State Broncos football preview as well as the 2007 Boise State Broncos Football Schedule. If you are college football betting against the college football odds consider Maddux's winning NCAA football picks.

Coach: Chris Peterson (2nd year at Boise State)
Team Name: Broncos
2006 Overall Record: 13-0
Returning Starters: 11

The question for the Boise State Broncos (13- 0 overall, 8- 0 WAC), who have been to five straight bowls, is will they hold onto the WAC title? The Broncos, who beat Oklahoma 43- 42 in the Fiesta Bowl last year, face tough competition from Hawaii's powerful offense this year.

The offensive schemes of the Broncos are highly creative, leaving opponents off-balance. Junior tailback Ian Johnson (277 CAR, 1,713 YDs, 6.2 AVG, 25 TDs) is an offense-and-a half, helping to make the Broncos' scoring game second (39.7 PPG) in the nation and the rushing game sixth (214.2 YPG). In a four-way battle for starting QB, inexperienced junior Bush Hamdan stood out in spring practices. Senior back-up Taylor Tharp has taken limited amounts of snaps in games. The offensive line is filled with tough veterans and will offer important support to Hamdan. Two wide receivers return ready to break out—junior Vinny Perretta (17 REC, 124 YDs, 2 TDs) and sophomore Jeremy Childs.

The Broncos' defense was rated 8th versus the run and 45th versus the pass in 2006. The Broncos allowed opponents only 17.6 PPG. Senior safety Marty Tadman (53 tackles, 39 solo, 6 INTs) is an aggressive playmaker. Outside LBs Kyle Gingg and David Shields, both juniors, are solid athletes, while the Bronco defensive ends are fine pass rushers. Junior DE Mike T. Williams returns as the clubs' sack leader with four. The middle of the line is the weak part of this team and of concern.

With two swing games—one against Hawaii and the other Southern Miss—and a tough opponent in Washington, the Broncos will not have an easy road. Although the club has a strong running game, they'll be breaking in an inexperienced QB. This team will be vulnerable in early games against Southern Miss and Washington.

Boise State Broncos Football Schedule

Aug 30 Weber St Home
Sep 8 Washington Away
Sep 15 Wyoming Home
Sep 27 S Mississippi Home
Oct 7 New Mexico St Home
Oct 14 Nevada Home
Oct 20 Louisiana Tech Away
Oct 26 Fresno St Away
Nov 3 San Jose St Home
Nov 10 Utah St Away
Nov 17 Idaho Home
Nov 23 Hawaii Away


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2007 Football Team Previews

Maddux's coverage of the Non BCS conference teams are listed under team previews. Each link gives our individual team preview for the college. Coverage includes teams from the WAC, Mountain West, Conference USA, & Independents. For all BCS teams visit our 2007 college football preview page.

Just because a team doesn't reside in the SEC, Big East, Pac-Ten, Big Ten, Big 12, or ACC conference doesn't mean they can't play for the national title. Look for either Boise State or Hawaii having the best shot at playing in a BCS bowl game this January. For a more broad look at these teams view the Non BCS Conference Teams Preview page of Maddux Sports.

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