Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Boise Bottomline

Boise State's National Championship, gone. For four days the dreams of a National Championship bid were alive and well in Boise, Idaho. Then Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg, James Madison University stunned Virginia Tech and in doing so evaporated the National Championship hopes of Boise State. The non-BCS Broncos were planning on riding their September 6th victory over the Hokies all the way out and letting the polls do the talking, now that's gone. On the same day as the Hokies were stunned, both the #2 ranked Buckeyes of Ohio State and #1 ranked Crimson Tide of Alabama put their best foot forward and made a statement from coast to coast: Your going to have to beat us, to stop us. As the Buckeyes leaned on their Heisman candidate Terrelle Pryor to throw for 233 yards and rush for another 113, the Crimson Tide held Penn State to just three points and punished the Nittany Lions offense. With Boise State out of the picture and these two titans of college football looking as good as they do, the next three months might just be foreplay.

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