Line is Boise -8.5 or -9 from what I'm seeing. I'm also seeing 49.5 to 51 as the O/U.
I'm hoping for an outright upset, but in reality, I see Boise beating the spread handily. Game starts at 8pm. Discussion falls here.
Considering that OU blanked Tulsa without Bradford, I don't see any way that Boise doesn't blow Tulsa away. Personally, I think that Boise would give OU a run for its money.
Easy cover, IME.
when we're busy preparing for Delaware State!
We must focus!
This might be the last chance for someone to upset them this year, but I don't see it happening.
Tulsa isn't bad, but they aren't that good, either. I'm thinking something like 42-21.
that can put up big numbers - I like the over in this one.
Both offenses have been slayin' fools. Gimme over 50.
Yeah, Tulsa got pantsed by OU, but that OU's D is friggin' sweet.
Now the interesting part, Tulsa's D is pretty good, I think better than Boise's. Tulsa's D has only given up 9 TDs all year and 6 of them (!) were to Oklahoma. Boise St.'s D has only given up 9 TDs also but they've been more spread out. Yardage is a similar story 529 of 1496 yads allowed by Tulsa were to Oklahoma. Boise St.'s defense has been more consistent in giving up yards.
Strength of Schedule is pretty even.
Interesting little spot for Boise...
scratch that...SOS isn't all that close. Boise's has been tougher.
I think that Lou Holtz is wearing bronzer, seriously.
I really hope Tulsa wins. I don want to hear Boise State whine when they go undefeated and arent playing in the NC game.
Play 3 good teams in your non-conference and maybe you'll have an argument. When your toughest conference foe is Fresno State or Nevada or hey, Idaho (5-1 baby!), you don't have a leg to stand on. So until you schedule 3 worthwhile opponents, pipe down!
(For reference, BSU's non-conf sked is: Oregon, Miami (NTM), Bowling Green, and Tulsa)
They are in a tough spot. They need better OOC games, but they are good enough that top teams are not going to want to risk losing to them, especially in a home-and-home situation. Also, since their stadium is only about 35K, top teams will not want to play there.
BYU got OU to play them (at Jerry World).
Boise probably would have to forgo the home-and-home to get a top team to play them (as you mentioned).
Basically, I think they will be in this situation often.
to play against them. Oregon was a preseason top 15 team. As of now, Oregon is looking very good as of late. If Oregon upset USC which is a possibility given that this isn't the strongest USC compared to the past few years. Boise State have Oregon as their marquee win.
TACOPANTS pulls it down!
... we'll see Shavodrick (aka "Shav'd") Beaver?
know that catching a punt is a problem for other teams, too.
wow, fantastic call, tulsa goes up by 7
As the play went on I was thinking, "Wow, that is a cool option wrinkle but they totally have it sniffed out oh shit he's gonna throw it and that guy is all alone."
Very cool play.
went for the big play right after Boise coughed it up - smart decision.
on Tulsa has impressed me - dude is really quick.
hope Tulsa can keep this up. Has the Beave been in?
I dont think so, but he may come in soon.
Not that I have seen. AFAIK he has only played in mop-up duty. He appears to be 3rd string.
Rece Davis just said that Kinne had 47 TDs for every INT in high school.
That is just ridiculous.
Kinne character has some elusiveness. Good pocket awareness to avoid the sack and make something with his feet.
just should have been on the wide reciever
Boise's non-conference schedule in 2012 is pretty damn formidable:
9/1 - vs Miami (NTM)
9/15 - at Oregon St
9/22 - vs BYU
9/29 - at Utah
Did Lou Holtz just relate calling a sideline infraction penalty to a little kid bringing a toy gun to school... poorly? Oh that Lou, he says things