What a great week for Boise State Football. Thursday night offered Boise State a clear shot to break into the BCS with the BYU Cougar’s convincing win over the TCU Hornfrogs. As of Friday night the #22 Ranked Boise State Broncos were a 4-point underdog to the Utah Utes. The overall sense among Bronco Fans was this is by far the most important week of the season. Utah boasted the Mountain West’s top ranked offense and a defensive standout in Eric Weddle a recent Walter Camp Player of the Week with 3 touchdowns against San Diego State. To top it all off, Utah was celebrating Home Coming Week. So to all the “critics”, what happened? Boise State proved once again why they rule the WAC and are the best non-BCS college football program. Even in there extremely unlucky orange pants, the Broncos were flying all over the field. The defense got back on track as I predicted in a recent Bronco Nation Podcast. The offensive lineman proved that anybody in the Boise State backfield can be a superstar as virtually every back got a carry and contributed to the offensive ground attack. With that all said BSU controls its own destiny and they must now focus on the WAC by taking care of business. GO BRONCOS!!!!
With the start of WAC play upon us and dreams of a BCS Bowl Game, the Boise State Broncos need this Jared Zabransky to show up for his Senior Year. Great commentary by Dan Hawkins and Coach Peterson. I can’t believe how humble Zabransky is in this clip.
“Broncos happy to get out of Laramie with a Victory”, that was headline from the Idahostatesman this weekend as the Boise State Broncos brought there record to 3-0 and entered the top 25 on both the Coach’s and AP poll. I would say of course the Broncos were happy to get a victory. Should the Broncos feel anything else? Granted it wasn’t a typical blow out win, but are we fans expecting too much. After all the Wyoming Cowboys have only given up an average of 10 points per game this season compared to the Oregon State Beavers who have given up 29.5 points a game. Wyoming was also an extra point away from tying the BCS Virginia and sending the game to another overtime.
The point of the matter is Boise State went into Laramie and played a far better opponent then it had the two previous weeks. Had the game been a National ESPN game on the Blue maybe the score and excitement may have changed, but it doesn’t change the fact Boise State won the game. It should also be noted that the Boise State coaching staff and players have for the first time video in which they were tested. Learning from any mistakes early will only make the team better for the future.
It should also be noted that Boise State has a huge bulls eye on the there back. The games will only get tougher down the road. BSU will have to fight and claw its way into BCS contention and expect more games like this week in the future, but remember a win is a win at the end of the day and you take them whenever you can.