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Sept.15, 2012; Boise,ID, USA; Boise State Broncos running back D.J. Harper (7) runs for gain during first half action at Bronco Stadium verses the Miami Redhawks.  Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE
Sept.15, 2012; Boise,ID, USA; Boise State Broncos running back D.J. Harper (7) runs for gain during first half action at Bronco Stadium verses the Miami Redhawks. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

It's rivalry time! Yes, that was last week, but it's also this week! Thursday's game against Boise marks the first in a 12-game series. For better or worse -- Boise State is 19-0 against teams from Utah -- we'll see a lot of the Broncos, starting with tomorrow. Here is your bio blast for Boise State:

BIO

Name: Boise State University
Nickname: Broncos
Colors: Blue and Orange
Conference: Mountain West, en route to Big East
Location: Boise, Idaho

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Enrollment: ~20,000

Venue: Bronco Stadium, cap. 37,000 (Blue Field Turf)

Bowl Appearances: 12* (8-4 record)
Last: 2011 (defeated Arizona State 56-24 in the Las Vegas Bowl)

*-In 17 years at Division I-A / FBS level.

Best seasons:
2009: Boise State finished 14-0 and ranked #4 after beating #3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Scored 42.2 ppg, allowed 17.1.

2006: The Broncos finished 13-0 and #5 after becoming the nation's darlings in a 43-42 OT win over #7 Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. Scored 39.7 ppg, allowed 17.6.

Player-Alumni
Boise State has sent a slew of players into the NFL in recent years, which includes several first-round draft picks, including DE Shea McClellin, RB Doug Martin, OT Ryan Clady, and CB Kyle Wilson. WRs Titus Young and Austin Pettis went in the 2nd and 3rd rounds in 2011. QB Kellen Moore left Boise as the QB with the most all-time wins in college football history (50).

Coach: Chris PetersEn, 7th season. (74-7, .914, also known as BOW DOWN BEFORE ME)

Last 5 Years: 60-6 (.909 or LOL OPPONENTS)

History vs BYU: 2-0
2004: Boise 28 BYU 27
2003: Boise 50 BYU 12

2012

Record: 1-1
Ranked: #24 AP, NR Coaches
Sagarin Rating: 18

AVERAGES (2 games)

POINTS

Scored:

26.0

Allowed:

14.5

YARDS/GM

Gained

Allowed

Rush

Pass

Total

Rush

Pass

Total

168.5 (61)

239.0 (60)

407.5 (65)

138.5 (52)

213.0 (54)

351.5 (48)

CURRENT STAT LEADERS

PASSING
2012: Joe Southwick | 39-62 (62.9%) for 478 yards, 2 TD 2 INT
Career: Southwick | 79-116 (68.1%) for 878 yards, 4 TD 3 INT

RUSHING
2012: DJ Harper | 170 yards, 3 TD on 31 carries
Career: Harper | 1,812 yards, 27 TD on 350 carries

RECEIVING
2012: Matt Miller | 130 yards, 0 TD on 9 receptions
Career: Miller | 809 yards, 9 TD on 71 receptions
Mitch Burroughs | 719 yards, 2 TD on 72 receptions

TACKLES
2012
DL Demarcus Lawrence | 16 tackles, 1 for loss
Career:
LB J.C. Percy | 190 tackles, 12 for loss
DB Jamar Taylor | 92 tackles, 8 for loss
LB Tommy Smith | 81 tackles, 3 for loss

TIME/TV

Kickoff: Thursday, 7:00 p.m. MT
TV: ESPN

Watch for the Game Thread on Thursday, where you can join fellow Cougar fans in discussion throughout the game.

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