Boise State’s BCS Watch Vol. 2

14 10 2011

Boise State faces its greatest foe in week 7 of the 2011 season.  No, not the Colorado State Rams.  Are you kidding me?  No, the BCS system.

Everyone’s favorite controversial, crazy, comical, chaotic, cockamamie system returns to spoil Boise State’s quest at a National Championship.

It’s pathetic that one of the decade’s most winningest programs had never been given an opportunity to play for a national title.

Since 2000, Boise State are 133-18, and have four undefeated seasons (not including bowl games).

To put that into perspective, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes have both had one undefeated season, Oklahoma have had two, and LSU…well…the Tigers have had no perfect seasons, but, have played for the BCS National Championship twice (2003, 2007).


Boise State Broncos at Colorado State Rams

This is definitely unchartered waters for both programs, as the Rams get their first look at the Boise State machine.

The Broncos bring their Mountain West Conference leading offense that averages 40.6 points per game, and a defense that is stymie to say the least (14.8 points allowed per game) to Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado on Saturday.

Will Colorado State’s Nordly Capi, the nation’s top sack producer, get to Kellen Moore?

Highly unlikely.  Moore’s offensive line has been extremely protective of their prolific star quarterback, as this unit has only allowed one sack all season.

Kellen Moore will put down the cupcake, cream puff defenses he’s feasted on in the past and will get a look at the 12th-ranked pass defense in the nation.

There’s no doubt that Moore will have to put it all on the line this weekend as he and the Broncos offense must produce heavily to stay afloat in the BCS rankings.  Remember, style points are Boise State’s only option from here on out.

Is this the weekend that Kellen Moore surpasses Tommy Chang for fifth on the all-time career touchdown passes list?  Moore is sitting on 116 career touchdown passes, and needs just one more to pass Chang, and 16 more to become the NCAA’s all-time touchdown passing leader (Colt Brennan, Hawaii, 131 touchdowns).

Moore is also two wins away from surpassing Colt McCoy of Texas as the winningest quarterback in college football history.

If you’re a betting person, bet the farm, and your family that Moore will smash both records, with ease.


Stat Pack:  Colorado State Rams are 5-21 at home against a ranked opponent since 1993.  


It’s inconceivable that the Broncos will fall to the Rams, okay, if someone drives a Mack truck onto the field and runs Kellen Moore over, along with Doug Martin, and Tyler Shoemaker, then, yes, fine, however, there is no way Boise State drops their first Mountain West Conference game.

Boise State wins in a landslide.


Somewhere Out There


Looking around the league this week, things don’t look like they favor Boise State in the slightest.

Oklahoma State visit a Texas Longhorns team that were manhandled and destroyed 55-18 by the Oklahoma Sooners last week in the Red River Rivalry game.  This week the Longhorns will get a taste of the explosive Oklahoma State offense that hung 70 points on Kansas- 56 of which were accounted for in the first half.  Mack Brown may be thinking “upset”, but, the unfortunate reality for Brown, the Longhorns and the Boise State Broncos is that Brandon Weeden is for real, and so are the Cowboys of Oklahoma State.  Sadly for the Broncos, Oklahoma State will win this game, and by considerable numbers.

Wisconsin are home this week to Indiana.  Yes, THAT Big Ten program that allowed 83 points against the Badgers last season.  Could we be in store for an encore performance by Wisconsin at Camp Randall?  With Russell Wilson at quarterback, more thank likely.

He’s been deemed as RussellManiaXVI across the media, and for good reason.  Since transferring from NC State this past winter, Wilson has found himself as part of something big, and playing on the grandest stage of them all…in the Big Ten.  Wilson has completed almost 75 percent of his passes this season, 1391 yards passing, and has 13 touchdowns.  Is Wilson “the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be” at Wisconsin?  Is he truly “the show-stopper”?  Time will tell.  This week against the Hoosiers, we can expect Wilson and the Badgers to put on quite the air raiding performance for all the Russell-maniacs across the nation.

Since 1999, the Badgers are 8-2 against Indiana, and have won their last six meetings against the Hoosiers.  Might as well chalk another win up for Wisconsin. It’s going to be a long day.

Kings of the AP 25 Poll, LSU Tigers, are in Knoxville to take on a beaten up, injury plagued Volunteers squad.  It’s never a good idea to let a tiger smell blood.  Or is that a shark?  Maybe both?  Let’s go with both.  Poor Boise State won’t catch a break here, or anywhere in the SEC this week.  If you think Alabama is going to lose to Ole Miss, think again.  The Crimson Tide have won seven in a row against the Rebels.

Lastly, there’s the Oklahoma Sooners.  Okay, moving on.

So, what exactly are we watching this week?

Well, to be honest, nothing.


Boise State’s Projected Movement


Stanford will more than likely take the six spot in the BCS Poll for week one after they annihilate the Washington State Cougars.  Yes, the clock has struck 12 for the Cougars Cinderella run as they come back to reality.  With that in mind, Boise State will cash in their style points for this week and take the seventh spot in the BCS Poll, as they will probably hover around that position until November.

7. Boise State Broncos





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