2001 Boise State Broncos Football Team
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2001 Boise State Broncos Football Team
2001 Boise State Broncos football
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ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2001 record8-4 (6-2 WAC)
Head coachDan Hawkins (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorChris Petersen (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Gregory (1st season)
Home stadiumBronco Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
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2001 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Louisiana Tech $   7 1         7 5  
Fresno State   6 2         11 3  
Boise State   6 2         8 4  
Hawaii   5 3         9 3  
Rice   5 3         8 4  
SMU   4 4         4 7  
Nevada   3 5         3 8  
San Jose State   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 9  
Tulsa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion

The 2001 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Broncos competed in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and played their home games at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos were led by first-year head coach Dan Hawkins.

The Broncos went 8-4 overall and 6-2 in WAC play, in a tie for second place. This was their first year in the WAC after leaving the Big West Conference, which dropped football. Despite finishing bowl eligible, Boise State was not invited to a bowl game.

The loss to Washington State of the Pac-10 on September 8 was BSU's last regular season loss at Bronco Stadium for over a decade. Two weeks later, they began a regular season home winning streak that continued through October 2011 (BSU lost a bowl game at Bronco Stadium

This was the first season that BSU and rival Idaho were not in the same conference since 1969, when the Broncos were an NAIA independent. the introduction of the Governor's Trophy by UI alumnus Dirk Kempthorne to continue the series. The first game for the trophy was easily won by BSU and ironically played out of state, in Pullman, Washington. Idaho joined the WAC in 2005 and it returned to a conference game for six seasons. BSU joined the Mountain West Conference after the 2010 season; that was the most recent meeting and the Broncos hold a twelve-game winning streak over the Vandals, who last


September 15:00 pmat No. 21 South Carolina*L 13-3283,019
September 86:00 pmWashington State*L 20-4127,697
September 226:00 pmUTEP
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 42-1723,517
September 298:00 pmat Idaho*W 45-1320,359
October 66:00 pmat RiceL 14-4514,630
October 135:00 pmTulsadagger
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 41-1023,123
October 196:00 pmat No. 8 Fresno StateESPNW 35-3042,881
October 276:00 pmNevada
W 49-724,298
November 311:00 amat Louisiana TechL 42-4816,621
November 109:00 pmat HawaiiW 28-2145,012
November 171:00 pmSan Jose State
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 56-624,388
November 241:00 pmCentral Michigan*
  • Bronco Stadium
  • Boise, ID
W 26-1019,963


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