By Ken Pomponio
Record: 12-1, 6-1 to finish second in MWC
Final Coaches’/AP poll ranks: 6/8
Postseason: Defeated Arizona State, 56-24, in Las Vegas Bowl
Guided by senior QB Kellen Moore, senior tailback Doug Martin and six other eventual NFL draft picks during the ensuing two seasons, the Broncos were boffo in their MWC debut season. Their only defeat was a 36-35 overtime loss to visiting TCU, but they still finished the year ranked higher than the Frogs (13/14) in the final polls.