By Jason Tang
HONOLULU (KHNL) - It was one of the most memorable games in the history of college football, Boise State beating Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime to claim the Fiesta Bowl. One year later, it's the Warriors looking to accomplish the same feat at the Sugar Bowl against Georgia.
"As long as they don't make this thing bigger than it is, since there's so much hype surrounding it and if you can just stay focused and just play football like they've done all year, they're going to do a great job, there's not question about that," said Broncos head coach Chris Petersen.
There's also no question that there will be some big time critics who don't think a mid-major school belongs in a big bowl game. something Boise says it felt last year.
"They can expect a lack of respect probably from a lot of people which will be good for them because it will motivate them you know?" said Boise senior defensive end Nick Schlekeway.
However, most importantly, Hawaii's conference rivals just say to enjoy the experience and the atmosphere.From the national television audience to the tens of thousands of fans who will be there in person.
"With all those fans, those great fans, and all that energy it just changes the environment, it'll be that and then some at that sugar bowl," said Petersen.
"For them I'd say just really enjoy the experience and recognize what a great opportunity it is for them to take their great program and put it on the map playing a team like Georgia in the Sugar Bowl is an absolutely unbelievable opportunity," added Schlekeway.
For the 2nd year in a row a team from the WAC will try prove that some of the best teams in the country can come out of a non-BCS conference.