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Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

Posted on: November 28, 2009 6:38 pm
 

It was like old times heading into Saturday: Oklahoma and Nebraska holding the key to the college football season.

For Boise State.

The Sooners came through for God, for country, for the Broncos who were down to their last BCS chance. Either Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State on Saturday or the Broncos might have been relegated to bowl purgatory.

For the love of all that is decent, Detroit? Really?

The BCS critics’ flamethrowers were at the ready before Oklahoma slogged through a somewhat boring 27-0 decision over Oklahoma State.

The result, though, meant a whole lot more in Idaho and in the Prairie Village, Kan. office of BCS executive director Bill Hancock than it did anywhere in Norman.
The Broncos are going BCS bowling for the second time in four years. Tentatively. The OU win knocked out Oklahoma State (9-3) and probably locked up a spot for Boise in the Fiesta Bowl against what looks like either TCU or Iowa.

Tentatively, because there is one more hurdle to clear. If Nebraska upsets Texas next week in the Big 12 title game then Boise’s spot in the BCS will be taken Texas. The Horns would most likely go as an attractive 12-1 at-large team.

For Boise, Oklahoma and Nebraska have become teams of the century. If form holds – Texas will be a prohibitive favorite next week – then all five current undefeated I-A programs would be in BCS bowls. (TCU, Cincinnati, Boise, Texas and the Florida/Alabama winner)

Relieved: BCS bosses were ready to take more hits if Boise had been shut out despite a second consecutive undefeated regular season by the Broncos.

Comatose: Oklahoma State which shouldn’t have bothered to get off the bus. With a Fiesta Bowl berth staring them in the face, the Pokes choked.

What else do you call it? Sure, quarterback Zac Robinson was banged up, but didn’t we see a former minor league pitcher Brandon Weeden rally Okie State against Colorado?

As we’ve learned, the BCS has different affects on different people.

Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2009 6:11 pm
 

5 undefeated teams in the BCS

Yep, corona79, it could happen.
... and taken further two teams from Texas could end up undefeated in the same season.
Let wait and watch.  We're got some good games coming up.

I just wish we had a non-BCS conference playoff to gain entry to the BCS.  Boise State and TCU would be a fun game to watch.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2009 5:56 pm
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

Since several BCS conferences have Championship games and these are essentially BCS playoff games, shouldn't the top 2 non-BCS conference Champions have an elimination game?
Boise State and TCU would be an excellent game.  Too bad it won't happen.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2009 12:25 pm
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

yes it would be a nightmare...or revelation... if 5 undefeated teams play in 4 different bowls with an undefeated team winning each bowl. Preferably all BCS games.


corona79
Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2009 12:22 pm
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Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2009 11:55 am
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

you haters are idiots. If Boise Doesn't go who does? Virginia Tech, Miami, USC, BYU? Maybe Cincinnati if they lose that is it. Or Texas if they lose and Nebraska get in too.



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2009 2:10 am
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

what i meant was a team that plays in the "bcs" should at the least have a little more competition. to afford them the right-even the auotamatic bib



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2009 2:10 am
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

what i meant was a team that plays in the "bcs" should at the least have a little more competition. to afford them the right-even the auotamatic bib



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:57 am
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

most schedules are set by the "dominating team" and are picked up by the networks



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:56 am
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

I don't think Dodd was really kicking Detroit, the city.

There was talk that if Boise was undefeated and not in the BCS, that they'd play in the Pizza Bowl in Detroit against the MAC champion.



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:49 am
 

Boise State going to the Fiesta (tentatively)

Good! They deserve it. I am sick of everyone complaining about how easy their schedule is, which is not their fault. I hope they go kick some butt.



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