Is Boise State A Real Threat To The National Championship Game?

Ryan HealeyCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2009

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 20:  Running back Jon Helmandollar #33 of Boise State is hoisted up by teammates Andy Weldon #80 and Jeff Cavender #54 after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Louisiana Tech at Bronco Stadium on November 20, 2004 in Boise, Idaho. Boise State defeated Louisiana Tech 55-14. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

BYU, Utah, TCU, and Boise State were the mid-major conferences teams that were supposed to make a difference in the way the BCS runs things this year. But now there are only two undefeated teams left which are Boise State and TCU that can still make a difference. BYU did a good job of stunning Oklahoma and TCU still has to play BYU and Utah. 

For the Broncos on the other hand have a pretty easy schedule and hold one of their highest rankings in school history and deserve it. If the voters don't bump Boise State out of the top five for the remainder of the season and some of the teams ahead of them lose, who says Boise State can't go to the National Championship game?

Remember when Boise State stunned Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, when Utah beat Pittsburgh in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and then stunned Alabama in the Sugar Bowl? 

Clearly the BCS wants teams from the mid-major conferences going to the big games or doesn't according to some people but regardless if they do or don't they sure deserve to be there. 

If all goes well this year for Boise State and they still get the run around when it comes to the National Championship don't look past them come next year. If Boise goes undefeated (that includes beating Virginia Tech at FedEx field) they have a much much stronger case to go. 

So good luck to the Broncos and lets hope the BCS doesn't over look them or any other team this year or any year when they go undefeated.