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This is terrible news.Ball State and Boise State, the two undefeated teams that aren’t playing in a BCS bowl game, could have played each other in the Humanitarian Bowl, a battle of unbeatens that would have been the biggest of the pre-January bowl games. Ball State turned it down because the Humanitarian Bowl is played on Boise’s blue turf.”It’d be a fun game, no question about it, but not on their home field,” Hoke said. “That makes no sense to anybody, especially for us.”I couldn’t disagree more, coach Hoke. Boise State vs. Ball State makes plenty of sense to everybody who loves college football and wants to see undefeated teams play each other. It would be an exciting game, and if Ball State were to win in Boise State’s home stadium, the Cardinals would be making a huge statement and would finish the season as a Top 10 team.Instead, Ball State will play Buffalo in the MAC championship game on Friday night and then, most likely, a weak ACC team like North Carolina State in the Motor City Bowl. What a letdown.

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  1. LoneRhino says: Dec 4, 2008 9:03 AM

    It would be fun to see those two teams play, but I kind of agree with Hoke. Boise St is nearly invincible at home – I think I remember Boston College beating them there in the H-Bowl a few years ago, that’s about it, and really, who wants to play an outdoor game in Idaho in the dead of winter?
    I think a Boise St – TCU matchup in the Poinsettia Bowl would be equally compelling, and on neutral turf.

  2. SeanMartin says: Dec 4, 2008 10:02 AM

    And what if they lost to NC St! Ahaha

  3. ImagineJL says: Dec 4, 2008 5:32 PM

    Boise State still has a chance of getting into a BCS bowl game if things fall into place this weekend. Say Oklahoma or Florida loses they should jump them (with no losses) since both OU and UF would have two losses then.

  4. Charlie says: Dec 5, 2008 12:18 PM

    It makes NO sense for Ball State to play Boise at home, especially when you throw in that Boise is 49-1 at home since 2001. Boise will play TCU on a neutral field, but they won’t play Ball State at a neutral site? Florida wouldn’t want to play Oklahoma for the national championship in Norman.

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