Strength in (returning) numbers
When The Sporting News ranked Boise State No. 3 in the nation in its preseason poll, the magazine had 20 good reasons for picking the Broncos so high. The team returns 20 of 22 starters, and in one WAC preseason preview, eight of the 11 all-conference offensive players were from Boise State.
Boise State’s Kellen Moore is again a Heisman Trophy contender, after finishing seventh in last season’s Heisman balloting. He threw 39 touchdown passes last year.