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Predictions 101 — MAACO Las Vegas Bowl

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No. 20 Boise State vs. Washington
Sat., Dec. 22 — 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Las Vegas — Sam Boyd Stadium

Everyone knows that there’s no place like home, but the Huskies seriously need to broaden their horizons beyond Seattle.

Washington (7-5) was miserable on the road this year, losing four games in spectacular fashion. Getting blown out by LSU, Oregon and even Arizona is one thing, but squandering an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead against downtrodden rival Washington State was absolutely criminal.

Excuse us if we don’t consider the Huskies to be trustworthy enough to handle the distractions that naturally accompany a few days in Sin City.

For Boise State (10-2), which reached double-digits in wins for the seventh consecutive season, facing the big Dawgs from a neighboring state is something truly worth embracing and counteracts the humdrum feeling of playing in this bowl game for a third consecutive year.

By the way, the Broncos cruised to victory in both of those previous postseason contests against teams that are currently members of the Pac-12.

Opening point spread: Boise State by 7 1/2

The pick: Boise State 30-17

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8 Responses to “Predictions 101 — MAACO Las Vegas Bowl”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 5, 2012 1:41 PM

    John:

    I agree. The Broncos should not have much trouble with the Huskies.

    Boise State 35 – 17

  2. timh1955 says: Dec 5, 2012 1:48 PM

    Does anyone give a flip about this game outside of people in Washington and Idaho? Is it even televised? Two meaningless teams that would be beaten by 90% of the teams in college football.

  3. dgee56 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:46 PM

    Tim you’re so right. This is the worst bowl ever. I mean we’re treated to Rice vs Air Force, Pittsburgh vs Mississippi, Iowa St vs Tulsa and Cincinnati vs Duke. But this HAS to be the worst one. I mean there’s only 1 team in this game that has won multiple BCS games in the past…they’re a joke though and don’t even deserve to field a team. How ignorant are you? You could say that about any game outside of the national camp game…so I fail to see any grain of logic in your statement.

  4. boisehockeyref says: Dec 5, 2012 3:48 PM

    Obviously you are an uninformed idiot. Chris Petersen has only lost 8 games in 7 years. Beaten the likes of Georgia, Virginia Tech, Oregon…on the road mind you. Oh, yeah almost forgot… 2 Fiesta Bowl wins. Nuff said.

  5. hahapapa says: Dec 5, 2012 10:11 PM

    Timh1599 is just a SEC chump any way. He hates on the Broncos constantly on this site.. He’s just a chump that has nothing better to do.

  6. txnative61 says: Dec 7, 2012 1:20 AM

    The Huskies do have that signature win over Rose Bowl bound Stanford to hang their hat on, although inconsistency on the road has indeed been their downfall. The Broncos particularly relish smacking down Pac 10-12 teams, with good reason. Ridiculous that Pac 10 expanded with Colorado instead of Boise State, presumably because they offer too much competition. If the Huskies can find their A game it might be worth watching, but honestly look for the Broncos to deliver a swift kick in the mouth, or somewhere. The game is indeed relevant in the Northwest, which is still quite a large geographical area of the country.

  7. theotherpatrick says: Dec 7, 2012 3:23 PM

    timh1955 isn’t just an SEC fan, that is Tim “Tiny” Hammond, an over the top, pathetic and insecure Alabama fan that trolls any and every sport site to bash on Boise State, even bashes BSU on Alabama blogs. He apparently feels any sort of recognition that the Broncos get is taking something away from his “beloved” Tide. Little does he realize that no matter how many sites he frequents and repeatedly posts his drivel, no one will ever care what he thinks. We just appreciate the fact that you care enough to run around and acknowledge us. Living rent free, right between your shallow, beady, little eyes…

  8. docwat says: Dec 12, 2012 10:12 AM

    Steve Sarkisian is a very astute coach; he will have a good game plan for the Broncos – knowing that these two teams inaugurate the newly remodeled Husky Stadium next fall. It will be closer than many think; the Huskies have some serious offensive weapons despite their rookie O-line, and the defense is ‘way beyond the sad performance of last year’s track meet with Baylor.

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