Louisiana Tech Can Fix BCS By Beating Boise State Tonight

Pete DymeckAnalyst INovember 6, 2009

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 20:  Cornerback Austin Smith #37 of Boise State practices catching before facing 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)
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There are an abundance of issues with the Bowl Championship Series from who gets in, to how they get in. Usually, however, the BCS corrects itself through upsets.

For the most part, the teams that get into the BCS do so with little controversy, although there is always a reason to go to blows with the system itself.

Tonight, Boise State travels to Louisiana Tech in a game of epic proportions. Seriously,this will be the last game where Boise State could go home defeated.

Wins don't come easily at Louisiana Tech, especially under the lights in Ruston.

Louisiana Tech is 3-0 at home this season. The Bulldogs are 11-1 in their last 12 games at home.

Since 2003, Boise State has lost just 10 games, but they have all come on the road, away from Boise.

Luckily for the Broncos, the Bulldogs may be without running back Daniel Porter and wide receiver Phillip Livas. Both Porter and Livas are 50-50 to go after being injured in last week's loss at Idaho.

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore is a dark horse Heisman candidate. His best games have all come on the road. In Boise, Moore has 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. On the road, he has 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Even Las Vegas thinks Louisiana Tech doesn't have a chance.

Still, with their backs to the ropes, the Bulldogs usually find a way to win at home under the lights. Their home record precedes them and everyone in America aren't even going to watch this game because they think Boise State will treat Louisiana Tech like a shopping cart and push them around.

Despite its faults, unknown powers have been able to "push" the best teams into the national championship more times than not. Take for instance, last year when Iowa knocked off then-undefeated Penn State. If Penn State beats Iowa, they likely run the table and create a controversy within the halls of the BCS.

The question remains: Will Lousiana Tech beat Boise State tonight? My money isn't saying so, but then again, crazier things have happened. Everything from total defense to total offense, points in the direction that this should be a blowout, but I am second-guessing that belief system.

Everything that is known conventionally is thrown out of the window when a fellow-WAC school travels to Ruston, La. to bang heads with the Bulldogs. Boise State, ranked No. 7 in the BCS poll, is no exception.

Chris Peterson's Boise State Broncos are officially on upset alert.


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