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1979 Boise State Broncos football team

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Conference  Big Sky Conference
Head coach  Jim Criner (4th year)
1979 record  10–1 (7–0 Big Sky)
Home stadium  Bronco Stadium
1979 Boise State Broncos football team

Offensive coordinator  Gene Dahlquist (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator  Lyle Setencich (1st year)

The 1979 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 1979 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Broncos competed in the Big Sky Conference and played their home games on campus at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. They were led by fourth-year head coach Jim Criner and an offensive backfield of juniors: quarterback Joe Aliotti, fullback David Hughes, halfback Cedric Minter, with halfback Terry Zahner in reserve.

The Broncos were 10–1 and undefeated in the Big Sky, but were on probation for a scouting violation in November 1978 and were ineligible for the league title or I-AA playoffs in 1979.

After an opening two-point loss at home, BSU won ten straight; the league opener in late September set a Big Sky attendance record at 20,712. A 14–0 shutout win for BSU, it was the only blemish for Montana State (6–1) in conference play, but three non-conference losses kept them out of the four-team I-AA playoffs; the western postseason bid went again to Nevada-Reno (8–3), who finished their first season in the Big Sky at 5–2.




1979 Boise State Broncos football team Wikipedia