2006 Boise State Broncos Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Boise State Broncos season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Boise State Broncos Football Schedule. If you are wagering on college football this season consider using Maddux Sports' College football picks for the added edge over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to visit our college football odds line service for the upcoming season.

Coach: Chris Peterson (1st year at Boise State)
Team Name: Broncos
2005 Overall Record: 9-3
2005 WAC Record 7-1
Returning Starters: 18

To say that QB Jared Zabransky (202 COMP, 342 ATT, 2,562 YDS) had an off-season in 2005 would be an understatement. Along with connecting for 18 touchdowns, he threw 16 interceptions. Look for him to go back to the run and take command of the field like he did in 2004.

The Broncos have a solid frontline and an experienced receiving corps. But the receivers have to be more productive. The tough offensive line bodes well for the team, as does the fact that they have a running game that’s 4-deep. Sophomore RB Ian Johnson (119 CARR, 663 YDS, 4 TDs) averaged 5.6 yards per carry and will lead the attack.

The Broncos return a total of 15 starters, including 8 on defense. MLB Korey Hall, a senior, made 106 tackles last year and senior SLB Colt Brooks had 6 sacks. Together, they are the most potent linebacking tandem in the conference. The secondary returns four starters, including safety Marty Tadmen (5 interceptions), and is deep, while the defensive frontline, led by senior Andrew Browning, should be tough.

Last year, Boise State lost to Boston College 21- 27 in the MPC Computers Bowl after a solid season. This year, with a refocused quarterback, they should be even better, but they will be tested by Utah and Fresno State. Another bowl bid should be in this team’s future in 2006.

Boise State Broncos 2006 Schedule

Aug 31
Sacramento State
Sep 7
Oregon State
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Oct 7
La Tech
Oct 15
New Mexico State
Oct 21
Nov 1
Fresno State
Nov 11
San Jose State
Nov 18
Utah State
Nov 25


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2006 Non BCS Team Previews

There are always a few teams not in the major BCS conferences that are major BCS bowl game contenders or popular teams to write about it. We have listed 12 of those teams below. For teams other than these contenders check out the main 2006 college football preview section of Maddux Sports.

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