Saturday, September 21, 2013

Boise State Is In Trouble, But Not Dead Yet

The King is dead, long live the king!

Or is he?

After Fresno State's thrilling 41-40 victory over Boise State in front of a raucous San Joaquin Valley crowd Friday night, it sure appears that the Broncos' days as the top dog of BCS busters are over.
But as Lee Corso might say ... not so fast, my friend!

Already with two losses this season, Boise State certainly seems to be rebuilding after seven straight seasons with at least 11 wins. In fact, since the BCS adopted the current format to add a BCS bowl in 2006, the Broncos have been in contention for a BCS berth every single year:

  • In 2006 and 2009, they earned a BCS bid and won the Fiesta Bowl each time.
  • In  2007, they lost to Hawaii in the last regular-season game and the Warriors got the BCS buster bid (then promptly got thrashed in the Sugar Bowl).
  • In 2008, they finished the regular season undefeated but was relegated to the Poinsettia Bowl when Utah finished higher in the BCS standings.
  • In 2010 and 2011, they were on course for a BCS buster bid when their undefeated seasons were derailed in November on a missed field goal (vs. Nevada in '10 and TCU in '11).
  • In 2012, they lost the season opener at Michigan State but still had a chance for a BCS bid until a 21-19 home loss to San Diego State.


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