September 12, 2007
On a day where the Oregon Ducks ran a successful Statue of Liberty play showing just how much the nation still loves Boise State, the Broncos failed to extend the nation's longest winning streak.
So now what?
Gone is a perfect season. Gone is the hope of a second consecutive BCS game. Gone are the chances of running back Ian Johnson winning the Heisman Trophy this year (he only had 81 rushing yards and no touchdowns).
"You know, it was tough. I mean, not winning, obviously," said Bronco receiver Vinny Peretta, who had four catches for 44 yards in Saturday's 24-10 loss at Washington. "Whenever you don't win it's tough."
Especially when you consider that Boise State isn't accustomed to losing. The Broncos hadn't lost a game since the 2005 MPC Bowl.
"You know, that's one thing around here that whether we win or lose we're all about getting better every week," said defensive end Nick Schlekeway. "And that's just gonna be our goal, to fix the things we need to fix and get better from here on out."
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