If history is any indication, Boise State will make the kind of fixes that make differences in games. In Petersen’s six years as head coach, the Broncos are 22-2 when they have more than 10 days to prepare for opponents, including bowl games and season openers.
The game could also include a little history making.
Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore needs one more victory to put him atop the all-time list for most wins by a college quarterback. With 45 under his belt, Moore is now in a tie for first with former Texas star Colt McCoy.
Moore has played down the record all season, content instead to credit the coaches and teammates who have made so many wins possible. But teammates such as Tyler Shoemaker, who has 28 catches and nine touchdowns this season, say Moore’s nonchalance is the real deal.
“I’ve talked to him about stats, and I think he understands and is appreciative of what he’s done here,” Shoemaker said. “But, really, he’s more worried about UNLV and winning that game than how many he’s won in his career.”