TC-Who? Boise State Becomes Elite

Eric WordContributor IJanuary 5, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04:  Head coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos celebrates after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 17-10 during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 4, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Well, well, well.

Once again, the media know-it-alls, spectators and haters, were proven wrong.

Last night Boise State beat the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, a team that many believe were fit to be in the National Championship game, 17-10. Not only did they beat them, Boise St. dominated the game defensively. Thanks to a slow night by Boise's offense, the final score does not show how one-sided the game really was. But hey, defense wins championships, right?

If TCU was a team that deserved a shot at the big game, what does that say about Boise State?

A lot.

It says that not only is Boise capable of competing with, and defeating top-tier teams, it says that the Boise State Broncos are for real.

Who cares the game wasn't an offensive showcase? Who cares there wasn't a combined 87 points and over a thousand yards on offense? This game was classic January, championship football.

Everyone thought we would see the above, or a lopsided domination in favor of TCU. But, no, we got what I thought we'd get. Defense.

You can blame TCU's loss on a number of reasons... Boise came with a different look than what TCU  practiced for, they hadn't played in nearly forty days, TCU isn't the team we thought they were.  All of these things are true, except the latter. To quote Dennis Green, they are who we thought the were.

But in the end, Boise State is the team we (actually, YOU, I was pulling for Boise the entire time) didn't really know about. Now the nay-sayers know, now the critics know, now the skeptics know, now... the world knows.

The Boise State Broncos are here and for real, folks. It's only a matter of time before the BsCS knows.


Now excuse me while I go pray for them to get into the Big Ten.