Boise State and the scariest 5-3 season ever

In the spirit of Halloween, the Broncos have a terrifying, nighmarish 5 wins and 3 losses. Time to overreact!

No. 19 Boise State goes into Husky Stadium and lays a giant egg on national television, losing 38-6 to a hungry Washington team. It is the largest loss of the Chris Petersen era.

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Boise State abandons its classic shifts-and-motions pro-style offense in favor of a series of fullback dives out of the Pistol.

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Robert Prince says the following:

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Washington looks unbeatable for three weeks, giving Bronco fans confidence that the loss to the Huskies wasn't that bad, then Washington has all its wheels fall off, losing three in a row, including a 53-24 loss to Arizona State.

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One of California's top prep running backs and Boise State commit Squally Canada decommits from the Broncos.

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A hot dog race on the new Bronco Stadium JumboTron excites and delights a near-capacity crowd. The hot dogs are never heard from again.

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Boise State loses to Fresno State.

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The Carr family will have bragging rights over Boise State forever.

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Boise State bobbleheads are released, and there is no Marty Tadman.

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Joe Southwick breaks his ankle on the first play from scrimmage against Nevada.

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The Broncos lose wide receiver commit Shay Fields to USC.

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Boise State plays its most complete half against Nevada, pulling away to win 34-17. The following week, Boise State plays one of its most sloppy games, losing to BYU 37-20. It is the Broncos' first loss ever to the Cougars.

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Boise State has the same overall record as ... UNLV.

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Idaho is 1-7.

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(Images found here and here.)

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