Boise State's Five Strikes: Things We Learned From BSU's Romp versus Toledo

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Boise State's Five Strikes: Things We Learned From BSU's Romp versus Toledo
chris petersen

Damn straight!

That's the first thought that ran through my head when I discovered along with the rest of the country that it's the Boys from the Blue who top the "projective" BCS rankings. Not No. 1 in both polls, Ohio State. Not the team that Boise methodically dispatched of last season, Oregon.

And certainly not Alabama, who saw their hopes for back-to-back national championships take a serious hit, when they laid a goose-egg in Columbia.

I know their moment in the sun won't last for too much longer.

Once the WAC schedule really kicks in, their victories against Virginia Tech and Oregon State will be long forgotten. Tech, by the way, easily handled Central Michigan this past weekend, and is in the driver's seat of the ACC's Coastal Division.

And the mighty Beavers pulled a minor upset, defeating No. 9 Arizona, and remains one of two undefeated teams (Oregon is the other) in the Pac-10.

For the time being, though, I will gladly celebrate not only Boise's ascension to the top echelon of the BCS rankings, but also their already-forgotten 57-14 thumping of the Toledo Rockets. You know, the team that beat Purdue, who beat Northwestern this past weekend.

And the five things we learned this weekend are...

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