In so many ways, it's safe to say things have worked out better than Petersen - or any Broncos fan - could have expected.
DeMarcus Lawrence leads the Mountain West Conference with six and a half sacks this season, and nearly half of them came last weekend against the Nevada Wolfpack.
Life is about to change for the redshirt junior, and with it the expectations that come with holding the keys to Boise State's high-scoring offense.
Behind quarterback Taylor Kelly and touchdown-maker Marion Grice, the Sun Devils raced past Washington, scoring the most points they had ever scored against the Huskies.
Boise State running back Jay Ajayi ran for a career-high 222 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 34-17 win over Nevada.
Boise State picks up votes, but can't crack the USA Today preseason Top-25 Poll.
The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they'll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football's national title next year.
The game will be rotated among teams from five conferences: Mid-American, American Athletic, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Conference USA.
Football rivalries are usually based on beating each other up on a pretty even basis, but that's not the case with Boise State and Utah State. The Aggies have lost all but three of their 17 meetings with the Broncos, including the last ten.
Boise State men’s basketball was picked to finish in a tie for second in the Mountain West preseason media poll, released Tuesday. Juniors Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks were selected to the 2013-14 Preseason All-MW Team.
Utah State junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee Friday night in the first quarter of the Aggies' home loss to BYU.
Idaho (1-5), coming off a win over Temple in coach Paul Petrino's first season, didn't score until the fourth quarter against the first ranked opponent to play in the Kibbie Dome since Boise State in 2010.
Taysom Hill threw three touchdown passes to Mitch Matthews, and linebacker Kyle Van Noy scored on an interception return to help BYU rout Utah State 31-14 on Friday night.
Shane Williams-Rhodes is the smallest guy on the Boise State football team, and it really isn't close; 5'6" and 157lbs. But the man they call SWR is also a fan favorite, because he's just so fun to watch.
Joe Southwick threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns and Jay Ajayi rushed for 83 yards and another touchdown to help Boise State get back on track with a 60-7 victory over Southern Mississippi Saturday night.