College Football: Boise Doesn't Play But Still Loses Thanks To Virginia Tech

Dave WalkerCorrespondent ISeptember 11, 2010

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 06:  Running back Jeremy Avery #27 of the Boise State Broncos carries the ball against the Virginia Tech Hokies at FedExField on September 6, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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Fans in Boise are still celebrating their thrilling victory over Virginia Tech in week one. Week two shows Boise as having an open date. Unfortunately they have potentially lost in the BCS picture.

Virginia Tech layed an egg against James Madison in a game that they came out flat in and didn't seem to want to be there, or seem to take James Madison seriously.

So how does Boise lose?

It is simple. When we all start to talk about the BCS formula in a few weeks, so-called experts will talk about Boise's strength of schedule. With this 2nd consecutive loss by the Hokies, and to an FCS team at that, the Broncos SOS now appears to be a little weaker than what was once thought after Monday night's game.

Can it get any worse for Boise?

Yes, it can.

They can go unbeaten, but without some "quality" wins they will be considered the BCS qualifier that once again goes to just a BCS game.

Simply put, now the analysts and folks who do the polls can look at Boise as they rack up win after win and say, "they don't play anybody." Meanwhile teams from FBS conferences that have solid seasons and may play in a conference that may be down will get more attention.

If Boise runs the table and is left on the outside looking in at a sub-par FBS unbeaten, then there is no other answer but playoff system. Bowls may be the economic answer, but the fans are the ones that make the sport.

If fans don't watch, buy tickets, and buy the gear, then there is no money, bowls, or anything else.

So in light of the Virginia Tech flop, Boise is really going to have to destroy teams ala Steve Spurrier at Florida, otherwise it's curtains on their BCS National Title hopes.