Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2004 9:03 AM EST
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No. 10 Boise St (10-0) at Nevada (5-6)
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RENO, Nevada (Ticker) -- Still with an outside chance of playing in the Bowl Championship Series, 10th-ranked Boise State looks to complete the first perfect regular season in school history Saturday at Western Athletic Conference rival Nevada.

Boise State (10-0, 7-0 WAC) has climbed to seventh in the BCS standings and could move into the top six if one-loss California or Texas - fourth and fifth, respectively - were to lose.

If the Broncos finish in the top six they would be guaranteed one of the at-large spots in the BCS and could become the second school from a non-BCS conference to play in one of the four lucrative bowls. Utah, currently sixth, likely locked up a berth in the Fiesta Bowl with last week's win over Brigham Young.

While a win over Nevada would give Boise State its first 11-0 regular season, the Broncos have a chance to make more history. Their 25-game WAC winning streak is tied with BYU for the longest in league history. A victory also would give Boise State its third straight 8-0 finish in the WAC.

Last week, Boise State extended the nation's longest winning streak to 21 games with a 55-14 rout Louisiana Tech. Jon Helmandollar rushed for school-record five touchdowns as the Broncos gained 629 yards of total offense.

Boise State has relied heavily on its rushing attack as 21 of its 23 touchdowns in the last three games have come on the ground.

Nevada (5-6, 3-4) has dropped two straight, including last week's 54-17 loss at Fresno State that eliminated the Wolf Pack from bowl contention.

Boise State has won four straight against Nevada to open an 18-12 lead in the all-time series. Since joining the WAC, the Broncos have outscored the Wolf Pack, 149-17, in three meetings.


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