Next up for our preview on this weekends games is #3 Boise State hosting #24 Oregon State. Kickoff will be at 7pm CST on ESPN.
While I'm not exactly a fan of Boise State, you have to admit that going undefeated since December 23rd, 2008 is impressive. Granted, they play schools like St. Mary's School for the Blind and Deaf to keep their undefeated streak alive. Also, keep in mind that St. Mary's is an all girls school. While most BCS teams in the nation play BCS level competition, BSU chooses to play their one "upper tier" opponent the first week of the season, giving them an entire summer to prep. After having a preseason ranking in the top 5-10, this one win propels them to the top, where they will stay due to playing middle school and peewee type teams throughout the year.
I knew this preview would be tough for me to do, given my absolute hatred for Boise State and their insanely soft schedule, but I'll bite the bullet. Regrettably, I may not be as unbiased as others.
Broncos junior quarterback Kellen Moore looks to keep the streak alive this weekend against the #24 Oregon State Beavers. Moore, a potential Heisman candidate, was 20-30 last week with 370 yards, 2 TDs, 1 interception in BSU's 51-6 win over Wyoming. Look for senior WR Titus Young (4 catches, 94 yards, 1 TD last week) to have another big game this weekend. Seriously, this dude is fast. Like, damn. Will Boise State be able to keep their streak alive? Will Kellen Moore fall and break his ankle, taking him out of the Heisman race and ensuring that the Broncos loose at least one game this season, dropping them to #15? Man, I sure hope not. Really.
On the other side of the ball, the Oregon State Beavers will be looking to make a statement. I have no idea who plays for OSU so I'll only be copy/pasting stats from ESPN.com, but I'm sure they have some fine athletes. At least they play decent schools, 6 of them being ranked in the top 25. If OSU doesn't win this game, it'll drop them out of the rankings and they'll become irrelevant until the Civil War on December 4th against Oregon.
Unfortunately, I expect BSU to win this game, despite cheering for OSU. In fact, I doubt it'll really be all that close. I could be wrong though. Actually, I'm usually wrong, but that's not the point.
Tomorrow evening I'll be previewing #17 Auburn hosting #12 South Carolina. This should be a good game.