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Boise State’s loss a bad sign for Non-AQs in the BCS

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Ohio’s loss to Miami (OH) last week was Boise State’s gain when it came to qualifying for a BCS bowl this season. Because the BCS works with a short-term memory, the Broncos’ loss at the beginning of the season to an average Michigan State team would be forgiven provided Boise State won out and either 1) finished in the BCS top-12 or 2) finished in the BCS top-16 and ahead of the champion from an automatic qualifier conference.

Guess we won’t have to worry about that anymore.

The No. 19 Broncos made good on their pattern of dropping one conference game a year by losing 21-19 at home to San Diego State. The loss all but officially picks up Boise State and places them on the outside of the BCS looking in.

The non-AQ’s best hope for a representative in a BCS bowl now? Louisiana Tech is ranked in all three polls. Still, the Bulldogs would need help. The lowest-ranked AQ team that currently leads its conference is No. 20 Nebraska, which squeaked out a win over Michigan State on Saturday.

If you’re Louisiana Tech, you have to hope that someone┬ábeats the Huskers between now and early December in addition to rising nine more spots in the BCS. Right now, it’s not looking good for the so-called “little guys” of college football. Conversely, it is good news for AQ conferences looking to get another team into one of the five big games.

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13 Responses to “Boise State’s loss a bad sign for Non-AQs in the BCS”
  1. hovenaut says: Nov 4, 2012 1:01 AM

    It’s like that little girl from Colorado crying over Bronco drama….

  2. ryanw822 says: Nov 4, 2012 1:06 AM

    Awesome! It’s bad enough the Big 10 and Big East will be sending someone to play in the BCS, having Boise playing FSU would have made 3 BCS blowouts for sure.

  3. truefootballinsight says: Nov 4, 2012 1:25 AM

    I wonder is anyone actually watched their games? They sucked, they lost, move on.

  4. susanvmayer says: Nov 4, 2012 1:30 AM

    Louisiana Tech is ranked #22 in the AP.

  5. timh1955 says: Nov 4, 2012 1:32 AM

    -8 of the 12 teams BSU has played (or will play) do not have a winning record.
    -0 of the 12 teams BSU has played (or will play) are ranked (as of today)
    -5 of the 12 teams BSU has played (or will play) have 2 or fewer wins
    -BSU has only won ONE game against a team with a winning record.

    Ranked? Why? What happened yesterday (or in previous seasons) should have no bearing on the absolute trash schedule BSU has.

  6. timh1955 says: Nov 4, 2012 1:32 AM

    -8 of the 12 teams BSU has played (or will play) do not have a winning record.
    -0 of the 12 teams BSU has played (or will play) are ranked (as of today)
    -5 of the 12 teams BSU has played (or will play) have 2 or fewer wins
    -BSU has only won ONE game against a team with a winning record.

    What happened yesterday (or in previous seasons) should have no bearing on the absolute trash schedule BSU has.

  7. cpfirish says: Nov 4, 2012 2:46 AM

    Timh1955

    I love your post! I live out here in
    Idaho and I am so sick of boise st! You wouldn’t believe the talk that the fans out here say. And that would of sucked if they played in a BCS game what a waste. Great comment bro. Go Irish!

  8. pedagoguish says: Nov 4, 2012 7:10 AM

    Good thinking, CP. Now Idaho can go back to being famous for its potatoes–and nothing else.

  9. neighborjones says: Nov 4, 2012 7:30 AM

    Uh, Louisiana Tech IS No. 22 in the last AP poll. Your blog just lost credibility with me.

  10. sbuel2 says: Nov 4, 2012 7:56 AM

    Great, now Nebraska is not just responsible for winning out to win the B1G Legends division but now a loss will assist Louisianna Tech’s future as well.

    Nebraska has Penn State this weekend in Lincoln which could be a tough game, then Minnesota in Lincoln and finishes with Iowa the Friday after Thanksgiving in Iowa City.

    Nebraska has great offensive weapons and the defense is coming along but has great self-destructive tendancies with interceptions, penalties, fumbles and special teams issues.

    We are our own worst enemy. I hope we win out without continuing the problems.

    Penn State should be a good game.

    I hope that we don’t assist Louisiana Tech, sorry

  11. Ben Kercheval says: Nov 4, 2012 9:05 AM

    “Uh, Louisiana Tech IS No. 22 in the last AP poll. Your blog just lost credibility with me”

    If this is the moment that made us lose credibility, I am beyond grateful that you’ve stuck with us for this long.

    That being said, thanks to you and susanvmayer for pointing it out. It’s been corrected.

  12. burlyisatruefan says: Nov 4, 2012 9:50 AM

    To bad Kellen Moore graduated last year. If Southwick could hit a receiver this game wouldn’t have been close. BSU would have won hands down. Southwick better plan on going to accuracy summer school because he won’t be starting next season with his overthrows.

  13. neighborjones says: Nov 4, 2012 10:26 PM

    You lost credibility cuz you decided to write about the non-AQs and didn’t do your homework.
    Nothing more, nothing less.
    Tell me more about those LA Tech Bulldogs now.

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