12 November 2011
Are Boise State's BCS Hopes Done?
For Boise State to even have a shot at receiving a bid to one of the BCS bowls, they need Houston to lose. Houston right now is in 11th in the BCS standings so they will qualify for the BCS if they win out because in order to qualify for a BCS bid for a non qualifier, they must finish in the top 12 in the final BCS standings. So Houston is safely in if they win out. But if Houston loses, which is certainly possible hosting SMU and Gameday, heading to Tulsa, and in all likelihood playing Southern Miss in the championship game, that opens the door for Boise. There's no chance at all of there being two non qualifying BCS clubs this year so Houston must lose. And Boise needs to win the Mountain West so they need TCU to lose once. Not likely, but possible.
Obviously Boise also has to win out but it depends how far they fall after this loss to a good TCU club. Granted I highly doubt they would fall so far that if they won out they still wouldn't be in the top 12 of the BCS standings anyways but it would be assured if Houston were to lose. So you gotta believe that Chris Peterson and crew will be rooting for the Cowboys, Golden Hurricane and possibly the Golden Eagles down the stretch.