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It knocked off the eventual ACC champ in what amounted a road game on opening night, and reeled off...

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It knocked off the eventual ACC champ in what amounted a road game on opening night, and reeled off nine straight as a double-digit favorite without encountering anything that even resembled a challenge. All things considered, it was probably a better team than the '09 edition over the course of the entire season – except for the season-killing collapse in Reno, which slammed the window shut, possibly forever. This time, ten starters will be moving on in 2011, including Brotzman, prolific receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis and All-WAC defenders Ryan Winterswyk, Winston Venable, Brandyn Thompson and Jeron Johnson. The lineup they leave behind faces the first of a couple crucial rebuilding seasons to sustain the consistency that put the 2010 edition on the cusp of a once-a-generation breakthrough. Odds are, though, that tonight was Boise's final hurrah as a serious national player for the foreseeable future.

Dr. Saturday offers his thoughts on Boise State. I'm not sure whether they make me feel better or worse about next autumn's season opener in the Dome. Go 'Dawgs!
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