Yesterday I was internet-less as my provider was under construction and I was experiencing an intermittent site viewing . Good thing I suppose, as this time allowed for a more realistic perspective. However, I was able to read to read this post on twitter and it encapsulated a great perspective on the outcome of Saturday’s game.
Boise State lost a match up with a Non-AQ powerhouse. TCU and Boise State are two of the best mid-major programs in the nation and TCU was much better than their 2-loss record showed. As for the game itself, it was one of the best games witnessed on the blue turf since 2007 and the 4-OT 69-67 win over Nevada.
I can be said that our loss resulted from errors committed by two walk-on players. I’m pretty sure there was 60-minutes of football played and to narrow it to any specific play, series or individual player is unfair. There are many factors that could have caused the outcome. The all orange uniforms? It was simply our turn to lose? A less expensive way out of the MWC? Injuries? And heaven forbid, coaching?
In fact the talk on twitter immediately after the game one of the things in question was the coaching. I have to completely disagree with those statements. There were also many comments about the millions of dollars lost as a result of last years Nevada game and Saturdays TCU match up. TCU played one amazing game and as a result they were the last man standing.
Boise State fans in shock from the outcome seemed to stay in their seats long after the final whistle blew. Having experienced so few losses it’s difficult to know what to do and that feeling is still lingering. The good news is there is plenty more football to be played and plenty of support still needed from the fans. Boise State has three more games yet to play, followed by a bowl appearance. Looking to next Saturday Boise State faces a tough San Diego team on the road followed by the much improved Wyoming at home and the season ends at home honoring our many departing Seniors with New Mexico.
The BCS will not allow a one loss Boise State in because they are not conference champs or co-champs. As a result of Saturdays outcome with TCU we most likely be in one of the other MWC bowl alliances. SanDiego or Las Vegas are the two venues that will be fighting over the Broncos. So with things in perspective let’s support the Broncos as they work to finish the season strong and look to the future.