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An estimated crowd of 7,500, produced a sea of orange and blue at Tempe Beach Park on Sunday afternoon. The electric atmosphere came a little more than 24 hours before kick-off of the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
The pep rally featured musical numbers from the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band, comments from Boise State President Bob Kustra and Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier.
"Three years ago, the world was introduced to Bronco Nation," said Kustra. "We're back!"
But, the signature moment of the event was head coach Chris Petersen and game captains Kyle Wilson, Richie Brockel, Ryan Winterswyk, Jeron Johnson and Kellen Moore. All praised the fans for making the trek to Arizona and making sure they were prepped and ready to let loose tomorrow.
"I grew up a Cardinals fan," said Phoenix native Brockel. "But there's nothing better than blue and orange down here right now."
"All I have to say is to save it up and be ready to get loud on third down tomorrow. That's what we need," said Winterswyk.
"My motivational pep talk to you is simply to go back to your rooms and get some rest. We need all you've got tomorrow," said Moore.