Saturday's game at Nevada was important to Boise State for so many reasons: win and get a share of the conference title, end a rivalry with a win, and do it at a place with some bad memories.
"You got texts, you got calls, you got it all," cornerback Jamar Taylor said about contact with players who were on the 2010 team. "(They said) 'do not lose to Nevada again, do not lose. Especially the ones who lost here."
It was the Broncos' first Mountain West title, and considering the team's stay in the league is likely only two years, ending next summer ...
"We’re the only football team in Boise State history to win the Mountain West and we’ll most likely be the only team," quarterback Joe Southwick said.
The Boise State faithful again traveled well to Reno. It also meant a lot for the players, who heard cheers to end the game, and not the insanity that ended the game two years ago.
"Whenever you can get a win at a hostile place it feels good," Taylor said.
DJ Harper's 130 yards give him 1,065 on the season, the 14th-best total in team history.
Matt Miller had seven catches for 127 yards (a career-best by 49 yards). He has 122 catches in his career, tied for No. 14 all-time. He is just a sophomore.
Check out the related audio from Southwick, Taylor and coach Chris Petersen.