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Boise State’s win another reason for BCS inclusion
Posted by T.J. McAloon on September 4, 2011, 1:29 AM EDT
If you’re a Boise State Broncos fan, you can skip ahead a few paragraphs, as the following description of your team is already well-known to you. Or you can read it anyway and gloat. Your choice.
For three straight years, Boise State has had to prove to the college football world that their program wasn’t some fly-by-night fluke that benefited from playing in the Western Athletic Conference (and currently the Mountain West). For three straight years, they went out in the first week with their BCS aspirations hinging on defeating a BCS conference opponent. One loss and all of the preseason talk about how the Broncos could be a national championship contender would cease.
But what did Boise do each year?
2009: defeated Oregon 19-8; got sucker punched by LeGarrette Blount.
2010: defeated eventual ACC champion Virginia Tech 33-30 in Washington D.C.
And, tonight, Boise State had to prove once again that they were not some pushover that padded their record with conference wins against weaker opponents. Tonight they went to another “neutral” site in Atlanta against Georgia and 65,000 of their fans. And, once again, Boise State rose to the challenge with a dominating victory over the Bulldogs, 35-21.
To quote DJ Khaled, “All I do is win……..win…..win.”
So can the BCS elitists finally stop referring to the Broncos “BCS crashers” and “small school darlings” not deserving of a BCS bowl game? Instead, we should start seeing this team for what they are: a well-coached team with one of the best quarterbacks in college football today, Kellen Moore.
Moore took an offense that lost two of their best wide receivers to the NFL in Titus Young and Austin Pettis and manhandled a defense with “SEC speed”.
So it shouldn’t come as a shock that, once again, Boise State took care of their early-season business. Furthermore, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Boise State became the first non-BCS school to play for the national championship this year.
So go ahead and day dream now, Boise State fans, about coach Chris Petersen and the Broncos holding up the Coach’s Trophy, showing the world that you don’t have to be in a “big boy” conference to be the best team in college football.