@busterYou are correct that BSU is a team that must be respected. I
watched the BSU-UW game and was impressed with the Dawgs, but their defense has
been exposed, for sure.I foresee a good game, possibly won by a
break or two. BYU will be the best defense BSU plays this year. Not sure
BYU's offense today is better than UW's on opening day, but Hill is
very much the real deal. If BSU thinks that history predicts the future,
they'll get spanked, but I'm pretty sure Petersen knows what
they're up against and will have them ready.You can be sure
Bronco and Robert are taking BSU seriously. I'm looking forward to this
game. I grew up in Boise and used to go to the Boise Junior College games. BJC
won a couple of NC's. Later Boise State won a couple of Div II NC's.
Then came the best bowl game ever played, BSU vs Oklahoma.BSU has
earned their stripes. This could become a great rivalry.
Typical smack talk from the State of Utah. Hear it everytime before utah or BYU
plays Boise State. How many top 50 Deffenses has BYU played? Granted its a
rebuilding year for BSU however Petterson is the better coach and will put up a
great game plan. Being a fan of both teams I Know (at least hope) it will be a
great game and will be decided late in the fourth. Hopefully its more exciting
then the 7-6 thriller last year. For BYU and especially Ute fans to not give BSU
any respect is completley ridiculous. At least BYU has kept the games (well most
of them) competitive unlike Utah who Boise has absolutley destroyed everytime
This will be a rough game no matter how you slice it. If BYU get a good win on
this team there will be no question this team is on a roll to being in the top
25. Still BYU needs to win it first.
If BSU's Hedrick can pass the ball with the efficiency that John
O'Korn of Houston did, BYU will be in trouble. BYU's defense can stop
a good running QB but it can't stop a very good passing QB.
I think the Cougars run Boise St off the field and win going away. That would
really make my day.
The thing to remember is that Boise has faced only two teams presently rated in
the top 50 defensive teams in the nation. Washington, presently rated #50
(after giving up 129 points in their last three games to Stanford, OR and AZ
St.), blew out a healthy Boise team 38-6. Boise beat a banged up USU team
(presently the #22 defense in the country) 34-23. None of the other teams Boise
State has faced is anywhere near the top Defensive teams in the country. The
point is that Boise State may be ranked as the #18 best offenses in the country,
but, only two teams they've faced were very good defensive teams. I think
that's significant.BYU's defense took a tumble after last
week to being ranked the 37th best defense in the country while it's
offense is ranked #14. What this means is that BYU will be the best overall
team Boise will face since its blowout loss to Washington the beginning of its
season.Of course, the reason we play the game is that anything can
happen and the best team doesn't always win. But, I like BYU's
chances this year.
If BYU wins this game and a few teams lose they may sneak into the top 25 - if
they win this one and the next the will move to 20.If they lose -
well that will be a real drag.
This is the year BYU ends the BSU win drought.by 3 scores.