Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Broncos vs Predator

The Western Athletics Conference has had a rough start to 2005, but things can turn around in the next six days. The WAC's top two teams host the Mid-American conference's two best teams. Tonight Boise State hosts Bowling Green, and on September 27 Fresno State host Toledo.

Boise State started 2005 with much promise, but a devastating loss at Georgia in the opener ended any hopes at a Bowl Championship Series bowl game. The following week Boise State led Oregon State the entire game, only to lose on a last minute field goal.

At the beginning of the season I expected Boise State to lose to Bowling Green, but the Falcons defense is worse than anticipated. Bowling Green's offense is led by All-American Omar Jacobs. Jacobs is arguably the second best quarterback in college football behind Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, but is considered a better pro prospect by some.

Boise State looked dismal against Georgia. The offense never got going and quarterback Jared Zabransky was out of synch throwing four interceptions and fumbling twice. Zabransky played a lot better against Oregon State, and will continue to improve this week at home versus Bowling Green.

The Broncos' defense is not spectacular, either, especially against the pass. This game will be a shootout; the team with the ball last probably wins. The Broncos are not used to starting the season 0-2 and are always tough at home, winning 26 straight on the Blue Rug.

Bowling Green blew its shot at a BCS bowl, as well, with its opening loss at Wisconsin. What looked like a game of potential BCS busters before the season started, is nothing more than just an ESPN 2 Wednesday night game. Tonight's game still will be a great offensive showcase, and will still be a great indicator of what conference is better the WAC or MAC.

Jacobs will pass for over 500 yards, but Boise holds home court and wins 41-38.

Boise State Football Release(PDF)


Blogger collegefootballNW said...

Omar Jacobs threw three TD passes in a losing cause for Bowling Green (1-2). He was 18-of-36 for 220 yards.

It was LOUD.

Blogger mdg said...

Boise is back, well at least at home.........they need to blow out Hawaii on the Island

Blogger Nick Miller said...

Team Manslaughter kills BGU! Rah Rah!

I still can't believe they activated Cam Hall.


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