What a great game to end College Football's opening weekend.
Boise came into the season with high expectations, returning 21 starters from an undefeated season last year. Coming in as the #3 ranked team in the AP Poll, people had high expectations for the Broncos. People thought a BCS National Championship could be attainable if they could get passed Va Tech on Labor Day.
Last night on ESPN, they did just that.
Boise came out strong taking advantage of Va Tech's mistakes with a 17-0 lead. Ryan Williams and Tyrod Taylor settled down and took the lead in the third quarter. Many believed that the game was over because Boise could not stop the dual-threat QB.
Tech came into the fourth quarter with a 30-26 lead. With two minutes left in the game, Tech punted to give Kellen More one more shot at a comeback. with a little more than a minute left, Moore threw his third touchdown pass of the game to give the Broncos a 33-30 lead. Virginia Tech had one more chance to get into field goal range to send it to overtime, but the Boise defense was not going to let that happen.
With a win against a top-ten team essentially on the road, what does this mean for Boise State?
The Broncos have one more tough test in their non-conference schedule against Oregon State. If they get past that game, they will most likely shred their conference opponents in their last season in the WAC.
What we learned from this game is that Boise State can play with anybody. If they run the table, it will be really hard to think that they don't deserve a chance to play in the BCS National Championship Game. We also learned that Kellen Moore is a true Heisman Candidate and has a great chance to be a future starting quarterback in the NFL.
As college football fans, we have to root for the Broncos this year. The importance of them making AND winning the BCS National Championship would create enough chaos to the BCS committee that they would have to create a new post-season format. Whether that may be a +1 or an eight team playoff, change would happen for the sake of the BCS conferences.
If your not a fan of the BCS and your college football team is expected to have a down year, root for Boise State to change college football for good.