I am writing this post to set the record straight, for once and for all.
Boise St. is overrated. Period.
Here are the FACTS: Boise St. has played 2 quality schools since the season began. Virginia Tech was struggling at the beginning of the season, as evidenced by their loss to James Madison the following week. Oregon State has lost to pretty much every good team they have faced. The rest of the Broncos games? CUPCAKES. Give me a break.
I heard this kid the other day boldly declare the Boise St. would go undefeated in any other conference if they had the chance. It was at this moment that I knew he must be on some sort of strong, powerful narcotic that makes you not think clearly - a drug that most broncos fans seem to be smoking these days.
Let's ruminate for a bit on his statement. First conference to examine: SEC. Are you kidding me? Alabama played a brutal stretch of three straight games versus ranked teams, and they won 2 of them. Auburn? It's only a matter of time before they fall. You CANNOT go through a schedule like the SEC unscathed. Just won't happen. Every single week.
I would make similar arguments if BSU were in the Big 10, Big 12, or even the ACC. They would drop at least 1 game. And where would that put them? In the discussion with all the other one loss teams, NOT in the discussion with Oregon, MSU, Auburn, and other undefeated schools in quality conferences. Thus, at the end of the season, if there are three teams that are undefeated, and BSU is one of them, they should be the odd man out. Furthermore, if TCU were to be undefeated at the end of the season, they should leapfrog BSU for SURE, thanks to their big win in Salt Lake over Utah.
This nonsense must stop. For all you Boise St. fans out there, put a CORK in it until you join a bigger, more competitive conference - preferably one in which no school you play every year has the word "tech" in their title.