The Broncos captured their fifth Mountain West title with a 44-20 win over UNLV at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 2. That victory brought more news — the elevation of Interim Head Coach Spencer Danielson to Boise State permanent head coach. Danielson is the first interim coach in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision to win a conference championship.
Sophomore running back Ashton Jeanty from Jacksonville, Florida, became Boise State’s 29th Bronco in school history to earn First Team All-America honors thanks to his efforts on the turf this season. Jeanty was named best in the all-purpose category by USA TODAY Sports’ College Football. The 5’9,” 210-pound running back totaled 164.9 all-purpose yards per game this season and 1,814 yards from scrimmage, ranking him second in those two categories out of all NCAA
Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. Jeanty also reached the end zone 19 times, 14 via rushing and five receiving.
His impressive 2023 season performance led to him becoming the only player in the country with more than 1,200 (1,262) rushing and 500 (552) receiving yards. The biggest news from Jeanty, to the thrill of Bronco fans, is that he will return to The Blue for his junior season, making the huge announcement via a letter on social media that stated, “I will be a Bronco for Life!”