Blog Entry

Boise State stumbles

Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:22 am
I want to see some attitude. I want someone pop off, demand that Boise get to the BCS championship game.

I want to see someone throw a punch at the system. Oops, been there done that.

You know what I mean. I want Boise State to own its struggle. I want it to pass out flyers door to door. Do infomercials. Something. Instead, all we get after games like Wednesday's middling 28-21 victory over Tulsa is the same old stuff. "We'll see how it shakes out." "We'll know at the end of the season." "Tulsa's a good team."

Tulsa's a good team but you should have blown them out, Chris Petersen. Oklahoma did. That's who Boise State fancies to be, or at least to play. Heck, it's already beaten the Sooners and OU beat Tulsa 45-40. The Broncos struggled. The problem is, they're willing to lay back and take their fate which is most probably the Fiesta Bowl. Not a bad end to the season but not what Boise deserves, at least not without a fight.

At least 50 percent of rankings are about what programs have done in previous years. My old line about 13 decades of football excellence counting more than 13 years still applies. That essentially is what Boise is fighting. It has the best winning percentage this decade. Only Oklahoma has won more games. Hell, the difference is Boise beating Oklahoma.

What we're left with is the same old week-by-week fashion show. Boise now goes on an awful slog during which it will play Hawaii, San Jose State, Lousiana Tech, Idaho and Utah State. Good luck coming out of that stretch still in the top 10 of the BCS.

The first set of standings come out this week. Boise will debut somewhere around sixth, which is about as high as it will get. I just want to hear some outrage from someone official within the program.

"We need to get better or we're going to get passed by," Petersen said after Wednesday's game.

Wow, that's a start. 

Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2009 12:57 pm

Boise State stumbles

Boise doesn't deserve to go to the BCS Championship game. I thought the argument was whether or not they deserved a BCS bid at all.

TCU beat a mediocre AF team 20-17.

Mr. Dodd, in the TU-BSU preview video, you said Tulsa doesn't have a defense: TU has the #1 Defense in C-USA!
They have been top-25 in yards allowed per game, rushing yards allowed per game, points allowed per game most of the season.
Only 2 teams have not allowed a rushing TD this year: OU & TU.

Say what you want but after 6 games no one has been able to rush into the end zone against Tulsa. They have tried again and again.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 11:22 pm

Boise State stumbles

OU beat Tulsa 45 - 0 as in a shutout....not 45-40 as stated in the blog entry.

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