BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise State's second consecutive Western
Athletic Conference title was clinched without a lot of suspense.
Ryan Dinwiddie threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns and also
ran for two scores as the No. 18 Broncos beat Nevada 56-3 Saturday.
"Repeating is harder, no doubt about it," Boise State coach
Dan Hawkins said. "It's sometimes hard to find a freshness and an
intensity, but out guys did an awesome job and got better
throughout the season."
Boise State was expected to accept an invitation to the
Boise-based Humanitarian Bowl after its title-clinching victory,
but the invite was postponed as the Broncos decided to weigh their
"I think we're holding off and seeing what the possibilities
are," Hawkins said. "We want to play the best opponent at the
best place possible. If it ends up being the H-Bowl, that will be
Boise State (11-1, 7-0) took a 42-0 halftime lead on its way to
its 17th straight conference victory and 18th straight win overall
Dinwiddie, playing in his final regular season home game, became
Boise State's all-time leading passer with 9,165 yards, surpassing
Bart Hendricks (9,020 yards from 1997-2000). His 3,702 yards this
season also broke Hendricks' single-season mark of 3,364 in 2000.
Dinwiddie threw four touchdown passes in the first half,
including a 46-yarder to Lawrence Bady with 42 second remaining in
the half to make it 42-0.
Dinwiddie, who can add to his totals with next week's
regular-season finale at Hawaii and a bowl game, also ran for a
pair of 1-yard scores.