- 10/24/2011, 12:50PM ET
DGrizzle2013 - Go Cavs! said 10/24, 12:50 PM
How long does it take for a team to finally get some respect?? I mean come on, they've been doing this since '07, and haven't skipped a beat. But still they aren't considered has a high caliber team.
What does Boise have to do? Can't help that they have a sup-par schedule.
HawksFanz said 10/24, 01:34 PM
Easy pickin's here - the answer is simple
Boise State is a talented and well-coached football team that just needs to join a 'real' conference in order to gain the type of national/BCS respect they seek. The Mountain West is why they don't get any national respect. That conference is loaded with a bunch of weak teams that any decent, mid-level team Div I team in the country would beat on a regular basis.
It's true that BSU does beat teams like Georgia (who really isn't that good this year) and the folks they get 6 weeks to game plan for in a bowl game. But they play a powder-puff schedule when it comes to conference play.
BSU is rated behind folks in conferences that have a bunch of ranked teams. If BSU had to play Alabama and LSU, or Oklahoma and Oklahoma state when they entered conference play, I doubt very seriously that they would win those games and have the ranking they now enjoy.
DGrizzle2013 - Go Cavs! said 10/24, 02:05 PM
If they HAD to play Oklahome this year BSU would win. They are very reminscent to the '06-'07 OU team that had Jermaine Gresham and Adrian Peterson.
Boise is ranked #10 in the nation in points for and 13th in passing yards with their Heisman contender KELLEN MOORE.
Not only did they beat Georgia in virtually a home game for UGA, but they controlled that game all the way through.
Since '06 Boise has only lost 5 games. Consistent? I think so. What other team in the NCAA D-1 has been that consistent?
HawksFanz said 10/24, 02:18 PM
13th in passing yards?! Seriously?? Well, yeah - they should be against the likes of Toledo, Tulsa, Nevada, Colorado State, and Air Force!
And if you don't beat those kinds of teams on a consistent basis, then you shouldn't be asking for any type of respect to begin with!
So play Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State and see what kind of numbers you put up.
Any team in the country can get up for a big game once or twice a year. Take the pounding of going through a typical SEC, Big 10 or Big 12 schedule and let's see what you're made of.
BSU hides in the Mountain West and beats up a bunch of pansies and cries about not getting respect?? Enjoy your #4 ranking and stop with the whining!
DGrizzle2013 - Go Cavs! said 10/24, 02:29 PM
Oklahoma lost.. ranked #3 then dropped to #11 in the AP poll. Boise State WINS. ranked #5 coming into their game.. and where to they move.. NOWHERE! Oklahoma State jumped them. As well as Standford. What respect that is. Smh
Every team Stanford has played, Georgia could beat.
It looks like Coach Peterson is cool from the outside, but in the inside I know he is fuming.
BSU comes out every weekend and plays to their potential. They take no days off and looks past no opponent (Like Oklahoma).
Yeah sure they had a battle with Air Force. But Air Force is 2nd in the nation in rushing yards per game.
Boise has proven day in and day out that their legit contenders, and yet they still get looked over.
HawksFanz said 10/24, 02:38 PM
Hmmmm.... Let's look there at that traditional powerhouse, Air Force....
105th in passing yards allowed, and 113th in points allowed. They are 3-4 on the year and have victories against South Dakota, Tennessee State and Navy. Their losses have been against #25 TCU, Notre Dame, and San Diego State. Wow - they really strike fear into an opponent's heart, don't they???
Oklahoma State has no losses and has beaten Texas A&M (ranked #8 at the time) and Texas (ranked #22 at the time). OSU is 2nd in passing and 2nd in points scored. Both better than BSU. They have quality wins over quality teams in a quality conference.
Again, BSU should enjoy being ranked as high as they are, but until they actually win consistently in a conference that matters, they won't and rightly shouldn't get a National Championship game invite.
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