Why Boise State Vs. TCU Fiesta Bowl Is Not a Cop Out

Robert BContributor IDecember 7, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of  the Boise State University Broncos throws against the TCU Horned Frogs during the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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When the announcement for who would be playing in the Fiesta Bowl, the whole college football world stood in shock.  Boise State vs. TCU both teams unbeaten will not be playing a BCS school in their bowl game.  This has caused many to accuse the BCS of protecting the BCS schools and that they are afraid of Boise and TCU.  But, I see it in completely different way.  With 5 unbeaten teams, two playing for the national title, everybody knew they could not face each other.  First off, anybody that would say they would rather have Boise or TCU play Georgia Tech or Iowa is crazy.  TCU has been thought by some to be the best team in the nation and Boise has proven they deserve to be in the conversation.  So, why put them against a two loss team that TCU and Boise would probably beat and prove what they are better than a team ranked ahead of them, most people think TCU and Boise are better than Georgia Tech and Iowa anyway.  Another of those undefeated teams Cincinnati, is trying to prove that the Big East does deserve an automatic bid in the BCS and that it is not a weak conference.  Some college football fans look at the Big East like they do the Mountain West and WAC; saying that they are not relevant and do not deserve BCS automatic bids.  So, what you have is 3 teams trying to prove that their conference is just as good as the top conferences in college football.  As I said before many think TCU is the best team not in the title game, if they were to beat a one loss Florida team what would that have done for them?  It would have done nothing beating the second best team in the SEC, so why not put TCU against another undefeated team that has something to prove?  And, that is where Boise comes in, some believe Boise does not deserve to be in the BCS so what better way of proving they are worthy than beating a team a lot of people believe should be in the title game.  For many that would say why not put TCU against Cincy? Neither team wins in this scenario because Cincy is in the weakest BCS conference and TCU is not in a BCS conference and it would not prove how good any team is.  When you look at it these matchups actually give each team to prove something and maybe one day the TCU's and Boise State's will finally get the respect they deserve.