By Brian Murphy
Boise State coach Chris Petersen met with local media Monday to discuss the Broncos' 7-6 victory against BYU and this week's game at New Mexico.
Listen to Petersen's press conference here.
Petersen started off his remarks by again thanking the record-setting crowd at Bronco Stadium on Thursday night for its effort in the win against BYU. He also pointed out the terrific play from the defense, while acknowledging that it might get overshadowed by questions about the poor offensive performance.
• Petersen said it was his decision to run a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal at the BYU 1. Quarterback Joe Southwick was stuffed for no gain.
• Petersen said he should have attempted a field goal from the BYU 20, rather than go for it. He said he told kicker Michael Frisina that the lack of a field goal try wasn't on the kicker. "That has nothing to do with you (Frisina), that has something to do with me being hard-headed," Petersen said. Frisina had missed from 33 yards earlier in the game.
• Petersen said former Boise State coach Dirk Koetter put the win in perspective for him. Koetter reminded him that when Utah — a Pac-12 school — beat BYU, the fans rushed the field. When Boise State did the same, everybody was disappointed. Koetter said that if he had beaten BYU during his Boise State days, he wouldn't have been able to get into his office because "everybody would have been so excited to beat them."
• Petersen said he had heard rumblings about firing coaches or changing players, but that's not what he is going to do. "That's not what this is about," he said.
• Boise State has done extra work with its red-zone and goal line offensive packages. In 12 red-zone possessions (inside or at the opponent 20), the Broncos have three touchdowns and three field goals.