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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.


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


Robert Prince says the following:


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.


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


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.


Boise State loses to Fresno State.


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


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


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


The Broncos lose wide receiver commit Shay Fields to USC.


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.


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


Idaho is 1-7.


(Images found here and here.)