2007 Fiesta Bowl
2010 Fiesta Bowl
2010 Maaco Bowl
2011 Maaco Bowl
2000 Humanitarian Bowl - Boise State 38, UTEP 23 Boise State MVP: Bart Hendricks, Quarterback
1999 Humanitarian Bowl - Boise State 34, Louisville 31 Boise State MVP: Brock Forsey, Running Back
Bronco football is one of just 10 teams nationally who have made bowl game appearances in each of the last 11 years. Boise State has also become one of the most watched and eventful teams during the college football bowl season, with dramatic finishes, big wins on the BCS stage and history seemingly being made with each bowl game.
The dramatic finishes started in 2003 as TCU missed a field goal in the closing seconds of the Fort Worth Bowl that would have tied the game, carried through the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl as Boise State held on for a 17-10 victory with an interception in the closing seconds and TCU driving for a potential game tying score, and held true at the 2012 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas with a clutch field goal and game securing interception in the final minute for a 28-26 win over Washington.
In between those games, heart stopping moments against Louisville, Boston College and East Carolina have kept the hard core fan and even the casual observer locked to their seats till the final play. And, who can forget the now historic 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, a game that changed the landscape of college football. Anchored by the "Hook and Ladder" to tie Oklahoma in the closing seconds of the game, and culminating with the "Statue Left" overtime two-point conversion, the Broncos stunned the Sooners and became the darlings of college football.
The 2012 season marked Boise State's 13th bowl game since joining the Division I-A ranks in 1996 (now known as FBS). Performing on the biggest stage hasn't fazed the Broncos, with two BCS bowl wins in that span, capturing coveted Fiesta Bowl championships in 2007 and 2010, and facing nationally ranked opponents in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In all, Boise State has appeared in a different bowl game in seven of the past 10 years, reflective of a program that has become a sought after commodity come bowl season and a television ratings dream.