Boise St. Is This the Year?

Adam FisherContributor IIJune 11, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04:  Jeron Johnson #23 and Titus Young #4 of the Boise State Broncos celebrate 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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It's the question that's on every college football fans mind. Can Boise State bust through the BCS shell and get into the National Title? Boise State will start in the top 5 this year but if they want to stay in the top 5 all year and have a chance at the national championship, 3 things have to happen.

1. All 21 starters back must stay healthy

2. Beat Virginia Tech

3. Hope Ohio St. or Alabama loses a key game

Let's start with the first one Boise has to stay healthy and they usually do year after year, but if Kellen Moore somehow got hurt boise wouldn't be in a good spot, or if Jeron Johnson went down. I'm very optimistic though Boise will be healthy all year again, and will continue to dominate in WAC play.

I have been saying it all along Boise St. and Virginia Tech will be top-10 teams, and whoever wins that game, will join the national championship race. If Boise can stop Tyrod Taylor and the Virginia Tech offense they will win and they're toughest game of the season will be over. If you look at it Boise St. will cross 3 time zones to play this game. Boise State is playing at Virginia Tech which is always a loud crowd and is a solid team.

Lastly, you have to have a little luck on your side I think Boise St. will start off in the polls at number 3 that's just me. My top 2 teams are Ohio St. at number 2 and Alabama at number 1. I do not see Alabama losing a game at all this year with Mark Ingram returning and Julio Jones, Greg McElroy, and fast defense. Ohio St. could possibly lose two games or one but I just don't see, and Boise will need another team to beat one of those two teams.

If you look at the rest of Boise State's schedule the only games I see challenging are Oregon, St. Louisiana Tech, and Nevada.

If this is the year the Broncos get in the National Title picture, they better take full advantage of it.