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.
BALL STATE WON'T PLAY BOISE STATE
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 4, 2008, 1:45 AM EDT