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Screw U

Boise State has built an entire program around its outsider status

Originally Published: August 8, 2013
By Steve Wulf | ESPN The Magazine

IT IS NOT TRUE that birds dive to their death at the Blue, mistaking it for a lake. But the field here at 37,000-seat Bronco Stadium did have something to do with the demise of the BCS.

This is the home of Boise State University football, a team that has gone 84-8 with two perfect seasons since Chris Petersen took over as head coach in 2006; that has produced 18 current NFL players, two of them Pro Bowlers; that beat Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime of the 2007 Tostitos ...

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