The Boise State problem


Published: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 12:04 p.m.

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For everyone already getting excited about a pulsating road to the BSC Championship Game this fall, here is some potentially disheartening news: We may pretty much know who one of the title-game teams is going to be one week into the season.

Yes, that would stink.

But it could happen.

Boise State figures to begin the season in the No. 2 or No. 3 spot in the polls. And the Broncos have what amounts to a one-game schedule — against Virginia Tech, which will be ranked, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. This game was originally scheduled for Oct. 2, but was moved up to Labor Day, which is Sept. 6.

If the Broncos win this game, the suspense might be over — they could be headed to the national title game.

Boise State has proven over the past few seasons that it is a legitimate team and a legitimate player on the national stage. But the schedule is plain lame.

How lame is it?

Check it out. After the Virginia Tech game, here's what's left for the Broncos: at Wyoming, Oregon State, at New Mexico State, Toledo, as San Jose State, Louisiana Tech, Hawaii, at Idaho, Fresno State, at Nevada, Utah State.

What the hell is that? Vanderbilt could run the table against that slop.

All I've got to say, and I say it for college football fans everywhere, is: Go Hokies!

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