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MAACO Bowl Gives Boise State, ASU Singular Focus

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas wasn’t the send-off No. 8 Boise State originally imagined for quarterback Kellen Moore, the NCAA’s winningest player at the position.

But coach Chris Petersen says the 11-1 Broncos aren’t thinking about those expectations, their opinions of the BCS or a pending move to the Big East in 2013 as they prepare to play Arizona State on Thursday night.

He said Wednesday that he’s told his players to live in the moment and just think about their next game.

Arizona State is taking the same approach after a season where both teams expected to finish by playing in a bigger bowl.

Finishing 6-6 cost Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson his job, though he stayed on to coach his team in its first postseason appearance since 2007.

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