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2003 PREVIEW: Boise State Broncos

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Maybe should get the benefit of the doubt. After all, the program has only won thirty games over the last three years and has been the WAC's top program. and have received more national respect and publicity, but has been better. The problem has been the lack of a big win over a non-conference power. Beating up on and winning a couple of Humanitarian bowls is nice, but it doesn't have the impact that a win over a team like Arkansas would have. Unfortunately, this year's version of the Broncos won't have the team to get that type of victory.

Team Information
Head coach: Dan Hawkins
3rd year: 20-5
8th year: 60-16-1
Returning O Lettermen: 12
Returning D Lettermen: 18
Returning ST Lettermen: 1
Lettermen Lost: 19
Ten Best Players
1. QB , Sr.
2. RB , Sr.
3. LB , Jr.
4. FS , Sr.
5. LB , Sr.
6. CB , Sr.
7. OT Daryn Colledge, Soph.
8. CB Gabe Franklin, Sr.
9. OT Rusty Colburn, Jr.
10. DT , Sr.
2003 Schedule
9/6 State
9/13 at
9/20 at St
9/27
10/4 at La Tech
10/11
10/18 at SMU
10/25 San Jose St
10/31 at BYU
11/15
11/21 at Fresno St
11/29
12/6 at
This isn't a big team and lost at least seven All-WAC caliber players, so if someone in the WAC wants to get the Broncos, now's the time. The offense should still be fine as long as quarterback can stay out of trouble and the defense should overcome the loss of and , but it's asking way too much for a repeat of last year's performance. Even so, it's time to assume the Broncos can reload and have a big season. The Schedule: Boise got the breaks last season, and now it's payback time. The toughest non-conference games are at and at BYU. The WAC slate is a as hard as it gets going on the road to play , and . Seven road games will mike life hard. Best Offensive Player: Senior QB . He came back from a broken ankle to have a huge season as the nation's most efficient passer. He doesn't have the receiving corps to throw to like he had last season, so he'll have to step up his overall play to come close to being as effective.. Best Defensive Player: Junior LB . With 156 tackles in the last two seasons, Avalos is an active player on the outside and should be in the hunt for All-WAC honors. Key player to a successful season: With the top three wide receivers and the top four pass catchers of 2002 gone, and have to become top targets for Dinwiddie. If they struggle and no one helps them out, the offensive production will take a mighty tumble. The season will be a success if: comes in second in the WAC. That might not be acceptable to Bronco fans, but the team lost too many playmakers and has too tough a schedule to reasonably shoot for anything higher. Key game: Nov. 21 at . After pasting the Bulldogs 67-21, is going to have to watch out for a fired up Fresno team. A loss here might kiss all WAC hopes goodbye. 2002 Fun Stats:
  • First quarter scoring: BSU 146 - Opponents 36
  • Average yards per game: BSU 501.5 - Opponents 340.8
  • Rushing touchdowns: BSU 43 - Opponents 9
    2003 Recruiting Class
    Star of the Class
    Brett Ralph, WR, 6-0, 180, Raymond, Alberta, Canada (Raymond HS/University of )
    Mike Altieri, LB, 6-0, 185, Vista, Calif. (Vista HS)
    Josh Bean, LB, 6-2, 215, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Bishop Carroll HS)
    Dallas Bernstine, RB, 5-10, 185, Vallejo, Calif. (Jesse Bethel HS)
    Sherm Blaser, TE, 6-4, 200, Meridian, (Eagle HS)
    Antwaun Carter, RB, 5-9, 210, Aiken, (South Aiken HS/Sac. City Coll)
    Jeff Cavender, OL, 6-2, 270, Elko, Nev. (Elko HS)
    Pete Cavender, OL, 6-2, 278, Elko, Nev. (Elko HS)
    Duran Cooley, S, 6-0, 204, Carson, Calif. (Cathedral HS)
    Dan Gore, DT, 6-5, 250, Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS)
    Jon Helmandollar, RB, 5-11, 215, Eagle, (Eagle HS)
    Quincy Lever, WR/DB, 5-11, 180, Santa Ana, Calif. (Foothill HS)
    Tad Miller, OL, 6-4, 270, Boise, Ida. (Bishop Kelly HS)
    Ashlei Nyong-Dunham, DB, 5-10, 185, Sacramento, Calif. (Luther Burbank HS)
    *Mark Onibokun, WR, 6-1, 203, Lakewood, Wash. (Lakes HS/Foothill College/Butte College)
    Ryan Putnam, TE, 6-3, 225, Chino, Calif. (Chino HS)
    Derek Schouman, TE, 6-2, 225, Eagle, Ida. (Eagle HS)
    Rashaun Scott, CB, 5-10, 175, Henderson, Nev. (Green Valley HS)
    Austin Smith, CB, 5-9, 165, San Bernardino, Calif. (Pacific HS)
    Taylor Tharp, QB, 6-1, 200, Boulder, Colo. (Fairview HS) *Potential Instant Impact Players
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