Boise St wins their 1st game and is now a front runner for the NC game

Submitted by ChicagoB1GRed on September 6th, 2010 at 11:39 PM

which says it all as far as their schedule, who else would be in the conversation for the NC game after winning ONE GAME?

 

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maizenblue92

September 6th, 2010 at 11:48 PM ^

I am tired of Boise State. They have the system figured out. They circle the wagons for one big game over an overrated team and then punish the WAC. The WAC!!! Their conference schedule consists of NMSU, Hawaii, and a toughie, Nevada. They would be a 5th place team in the Big 10 or SEC.

clarkiefromcanada

September 6th, 2010 at 11:56 PM ^

Boise State is the real argument for a playoff system with, say, 16 teams using the top 8 bowls.

I cannot be convinced that Boise State, who play in the eighth or ninth (depending on how you feel about CUSA) best conference are somehow qualified for National Championship consideration by beating an over rated Va Tech team.

Common sense tells you that team loses 3 games in the Big 10 and the SEC and at least two in the PAC 10.

If anything should enable a playoff it's this sort of BS.

dnak438

September 7th, 2010 at 12:05 AM ^

That's why they located themselves in Idaho, purposefully gave themselves no football tradition to speak of, and no booster money.  They don't want to be in a good conference.  They did it on purpose! It's all a master plan to annoy big-time schools and their fan bases.

4godkingandwol…

September 7th, 2010 at 1:11 AM ^

... plus they figure out what team will be really overrated a few years beforehand, because they're, like, clairvoyant, so they can schedule their first game of the year against them. 

simple fact, if they win out, they have done enough to at least be considered for a chance.  They truly are the best example of why a playoff is needed.

 

 

maizenbluedevil

September 7th, 2010 at 12:07 AM ^

Yet whenever they do play the big boys they almost always get it done.

Oklahoma a few years ago, Oregon last year, Va. Tech now, I'm sure there are others but those are just 3 off the top of my head.

They belong in the discussion.  To say they don't is to ignore what they've actually done on the field.  

It's week 1.  There's tons of football left to be played, so, to say they belong in he discussion after week 1 isn't saying a whole lot, but they did make a statement tonight.  

StephenRKass

September 8th, 2010 at 6:17 AM ^

if the Big Boys were willing to schedule Boise State for a non-con game. As long as BSU is willing to play with anyone, anywhere, without a return date (no home and home,) I think they should be rewarded. It isn't their fault that their schedule is so weak. They should be on the schedule of teams within reasonable distance . . . Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Utah, UNLV, Colorado, ASU. Looking at the polls, Utah, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Oregon are all in the top 25. I would bet cold cash that Boise State would have been willing to go to play ANY of those teams, in place of the weak teams on their schedule.

NomadicBlue

September 7th, 2010 at 9:20 AM ^

That the big time time teams don't want to play them anymore?  They should be applauded for seeking out big time games with teams that are expected to compete at the top each year.  They play a tougher non-conference schedule than just about any auto bid teams.  When the whole conference shake up was happening, I was hopeful that the PAC10 would bring them into the fold but that didn't happen.  So, they took the next best option and joined the mountain west.  What else are they suppose to do?  They continue to beat the big guys year after year whether it be at the beginning of the season or in a bowl game.  They deserve to be respected and deserve to be in the discussion as one ot the best teams in the country.  Period. 

UMichGA

September 6th, 2010 at 11:44 PM ^

I don't really agree with that.  Boise St will have to play the wait and see game.  They will have to wait and see if Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, or any 2 or more other surprise "establishment" teams go undefeated.  I just don't they will get the nod if 2 big name teams go undefeated.

-UMichGA

jtmc33

September 6th, 2010 at 11:51 PM ^

Boise St. is No. 3 in both polls.  They only have to wait for 'Bama and/or Ohio St. to lose.

Considering their track record, and beating VT, and assuming they beat Oreg. St, I don't think anyone (or any computer) would keep them at No. 3 and have them leap-frogged by an "established" team.  That would have happened 2, 3, 4 years ago... but not this year.  They are media darlings and America's "Darkhorse".

I personally hope they lose to Oreg. State so this debate can be settled soon.  And I hope TCU gets beat by BYU and/or Utah.  Navy lost, so at least S.I.'s "BCS Buster" pick is out of the picture.

JT4104

September 6th, 2010 at 11:53 PM ^

Which is the sad part..because you have been able to beat a few "name" teams in bowl games suddenly your the darling of the fans... Fact of the matter is that they are a WAC team, football is an easy game when you will face one ranked team all year long and a bunch of tomato cans the rest of the way.  Like someone said in an earlier thread that is like Michigan played OSU and 11 UMass the rest of the way.

steviebrownfor…

September 7th, 2010 at 9:40 AM ^

yesterday was their one game season.  It's gotta be pretty easy to get amped up to play 1 game a year. We as Wolverines know that coach Rod has to keep some tricks up his sleeve, so to speak; Boise was able to leave every schematic trick and adjustment on the field - comfortable in the fact that no one will be able to slow them down the rest of the year.

snowcrash

September 7th, 2010 at 12:28 AM ^

They're still behind any potential unbeaten team from one of the big 6 conferences or the Mountain West. If Boise, OSU, and Georgia all go unbeaten the "championship" game will be OSU-Georgia. For OSU and Georgia you can substitute Wisconsin, Texas, Florida State, West Virginia, Oregon, Utah, or any other team from those conferences.

What's different this year is that Boise will get the nod over a 1-loss major conference team if they run the table.

ChicagoB1GRed

September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 AM ^

and won't lose again.....since they don't play anybody else....or I forgot OREGON ST....they are a frontrunner for sure, not like they'll drop in the ratings a whole lot after they win the rest of their games.

Its stupid, but there you have it.

ixcuincle

September 6th, 2010 at 11:52 PM ^

Before the game today I blasted them as scheduling too many cupcakes

Now that BSU has won today I can see they are a pretty good team in a crap conference.

If they don't trip up they are pretty much going to the national title game, considering OSU probably won't go undefeated (Wisconsin, Iowa)

Les Miles

September 6th, 2010 at 11:50 PM ^

a free ride to the NC game. Does anyone else think that Denard would shit on BS' slow defense 10 times better than Taylor? If only their academics were 1/5th as good as the worst school in the pac 10 they might go 8-4 like every other DECENT team.

OSUMC Wolverine

September 6th, 2010 at 11:51 PM ^

The computer poles with eat them alive.  I dont think its an issue that they could make the MNC game undefeated over any BCS conference one loss team.  Unless VT goes 11-1 or 10-2, I dont think they would even get in over two 2 loss BCS conference champions.

Nosce Te Ipsum

September 6th, 2010 at 11:51 PM ^

I am ridicuously tired of the hate that Boise is getting. They are an amazing team that consistently proves themselves every year but they are still ridiculed. The only thing all of the detractors can hang their hat on is the fact that "if" Boise was in a BCS division then they would be exposed because of the week in and week out battles with respectable teams. If they were in a power conference then they would get better players on the team. Peterson is doing some incredible coaching with sub par talent and beating national powers. What could he do with talent equivalent to that of an Oklahoma or Texas? Please shut up.

Nosce Te Ipsum

September 7th, 2010 at 12:04 AM ^

They win the games they're supposed to and the toss ups. That's what a great team does. I guess it's one of two things. Either it is complete jealousy or people who feel that life is better when they can complain about even the most voluntary things. Sounds like a lot of people want Cinderella to get trapped in the pumpkin carriage and sufficate at midnight.

Nosce Te Ipsum

September 7th, 2010 at 12:16 AM ^

You have your opinion and I have mine. We could go back and forth forever but it won't change the fact that they have a class act as a coach, beat some great schools in their OOC games and only have one more big game this year in the way of their MNC game hopes.

ChicagoB1GRed

September 6th, 2010 at 11:58 PM ^

I mean they just beat a VT team that beat my Nebraska team 2 years straight. They're a good team. No problem there.

 

But what other team would instantly be the NC game  frontrunner after winning ONE GAME? Michigan? OSU? Only a team with a crappy schedule where you know they're pretty much certain to run the table now. That's BS and I dont mean Boise State.

BlueVoix

September 7th, 2010 at 12:31 AM ^

The post I responded to was entirely based on rankings.  Rankings that are arbitrarily set before the season.  A team can be a MNC contender, but it doesn't mean they deserve to be in the game after one win in the first week.  If Boise runs the table, hey, we'll see.  But beating a team with a high ranking at the beginning of the season should mean a lot less than beating a team with a high ranking at the end of the season.

Not a Blue Fan

September 6th, 2010 at 11:59 PM ^

Peterson is doing some incredible coaching with sub par talent and beating national powers. 

This is an argument for Peterson being a good coach, not for BSU being an elite team. I mean, look at Mount Union: Larry Kehres is a fantastic coach. Imagine what he could do with talent like Texas or Oklahoma. Does this mean we should rank Mount Union #1 in the BCS? Fuck no. So why should the same argument work for BSU? Peterson is a great coach. BSU plays 1-2 football games per year, and then plays a shamefully terrible schedule the rest of the time. If any major program played that schedule, there would be congressional hearings over it. Yet they get a free pass? Forget that. Play the same schedule as everyone else (or at least  something comparable), or shut up. It's that simple.