2009 Boise State Broncos Football Preview
2009 Boise State Broncos season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Boise State Broncos football preview as well as the 2009 Boise State Broncos Football Schedule. Get Free football predictions against the sportsbooks college football betting line.
Coach: Chris Peterson (4th year at Boise State)
Team Name: Broncos
2008 Overall Record: 12-1
Returning Starters: 11
For the Boise State Broncos (12- 1 overall, 8- 0 WAC) the 2008 regular season was simply perfect, as the team finished first in the conference and did not lose a league or non-conference contest. The Broncos, who were ranked 9th nationally, found their way to the Poinsettia Bowl where they lost to the 11th rated TCU Horned Frogs 16- 17. It was the fourth time in five years that State lost a bowl game.
The Boise State Broncos posted an average of 37.6 PPG (T-12th nationally), totaling 288.5 YPG (13th nationally) in the air. Sophomore QB Kellen Moore (405 ATT, 281 COMP, 3,486 YDs, 10 INTs, 25 TDs) was the All-WAC Freshman of the Year in 2008. Junior wideout Austin Pettis (49 REC, 567 YDs, 9 TDs) is his go-to guy. Tight end Kyle Efaw (17 REC, 262 YDs, 0 TDs) is an able pass catcher. Junior Jeremy Avery (111 ATT, 614 YDs, 4 TDs) will lead the running attack this season. The offensive line is questionable. Three starters and six players with starting experience return but coaches are still searching for right combination.
The third rated Boise State defense, which allowed just 12.6 PPG, simply shut teams down. Eight opponents scored 10 points or less last season. The secondary is deep and tenacious. Corner Kyle Wilson notched five interceptions while sophomore safety George Iioka and junior corner Brandyn Thompson grabbed four picks each. Safety Jeron Johnson, a junior, took down three interceptions. The linebacking unit lacks a true playmaker at this point. Those spots are open. Upfront, DE Ryan Winterswyk returns as the leader in sacks with 4.5 and in tackles for a loss with seven. The junior will lead this group.
The special teams are rich. On punt returns, Kyle Wilson (33 Punt RET, 470 YDs, 14.2 YPR, 3 TDs) earned his second All-American honor. Both Jeremy Avery (10 Kick RET, 239 YDs, 23.9 YPR) and Doug Martin (10 Kick RET, 223 YDs, 22.3 YPR) proved to be able kick return men. Junior Kyle Brotzman (37 Punts, 1,693 YDs, 45.8 YPP, 14 In20) is a top punter. He also handles kicks. Brotzman, who was productive as a freshman, had a difficult sophomore season, missing nine of his 26 field goals. It’s hoped he can have a comeback season in 2009.
Coach Chris Peterson (35- 4 in three years) has once again brought in one of the best new classes of any non-BCS conference in the country. The Broncos have a solid foundation, decent depth and a fine coaching staff. The team’s big game is right at the top of the season when the Oregon Ducks visit on September 3. Last year, Boise State traveled to Oregon’s home turf and beat them 37- 32. If the Broncos win their home opener, it will be tough to stop them from notching another perfect season and earning a top 25 ranking. These guys could be bound for a BCS Bowl. They certainly hope that whatever bowl they attend, they will win it.
Boise State Broncos Football Schedule
|9/12/2009||Boise St.||Miami (OH)||home|
|9/18/2009||Boise St.||Fresno St.||away|
|9/26/2009||Boise St.||Bowling Green||away|
|10/3/2009||Boise St.||UC Davis||home|
|10/31/2009||Boise St.||San Jose St.||home|
|11/6/2009||Boise St.||Louisiana Tech||away|
|11/20/2009||Boise St.||Utah St.||away|
|12/5/2009||Boise St.||New Mexico St.||home|
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