Boise St. keeps focus on Georgia, not 2005 loss



BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Coach Chris Petersen says redemption is far from his mind this week as No. 5 Boise State prepares for its season opener against 19th-ranked Georgia.

Georgia thumped the Broncos 48-13 the last time the two teams met in 2005.

At the time, Petersen was the offensive coordinator for Boise State, a small conference upstart that was ranked for the first time in the preseason polls and looking for respect against a Southeastern Conference powerhouse.

The Broncos were victimized by turnovers and a mismatch for Georgia’s speed in a game Petersen calls one of the most painful he’s ever coached.

Although Bronco fans might yearn for payback, Petersen says he doesn’t intend to focus on redemption this week to motivate players who had nothing to do with that loss.