The Boise State Broncos have turned into America's favorite underdog. Boise State has turned into a dynasty in the Mountain West, regularly running the table and factoring into the National Championship discussion at the end of every year. Quarterback Kellen Moore is gone, but coach Chris Petersen still has a very solid team. The Broncos are ranked No. 22 in the SB Nation poll and are picked to win the conference.
Still, Petersen spent media day on Tuesday talking about how his team needs to win to move up the polls and get more respect. Said Petersen:
@BroncoSportsFB coach Chris Petersen: "Preseason polls are given, not earned. We have a chip on our shoulder about preseason polls."— Mick McGrane (@MWCMick) July 25, 2012
Speaking of respect, New Mexico coach Bob Davie sure gave the Broncos some: