This season's Boise State team could have been one of history's special teams.
An unbeaten record potentially would have enabled the Broncos to play for the national championship, which would have made Boise State the ultimate "BCS buster" and a team for the ages. At the very least, a perfect mark would have guaranteed Boise State a spot in the Rose Bowl, a first for a non-Big Six program.
But an overtime loss at Nevada on Nov. 26 ended the Broncos' dreams.
"I'm at a loss for words," said Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore following the loss to the Wolf Pack. "Hopefully we'll learn something from this."
The lesson: It's a fine line between a place in history and the nondescript MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, which is the Broncos' postseason destination.
When Boise State gets there, it will play Utah (10-2). The Utes are ranked No. 19, with their losses coming to unbeaten TCU and at Notre Dame. Boise State is 11-1 and ranked No. 10.