College Football Week 12: Boise State Big Winner as TCU and Utah Struggle

Elias TrejoSenior Analyst IINovember 13, 2010

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 25:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 and the Boise State Broncos celebrates a touchdown against the Oregon Stage Beavers at Bronco Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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This week of college football has been a good one for Boise State. They started it on Friday when they traveled to Moscow, Idaho and manhandled their in-state rivals.

The Broncos, who are ranked behind Oregon, Auburn and TCU in the BCS rankings, need a lot of help from other teams if they want to have a guaranteed shot at a BCS bowl game.

This Saturday may have helped the Broncos quite a bit.

No. 2 Auburn Struggled against unranked Georgia at home, but pulled away late in the game. They still have the Iron Bowl and SEC title game to play, so it won't be easy for Auburn to go undefeated.

No. 1 Oregon travels to Berkeley to visit the Cal Bears. This won't be an easy game for the Ducks.

No. 3 TCU is ranked ahead of Boise and would get the automatic bid if they stay ahead of the Broncos.

TCU got a big win last week against the No. 5 Utah Utes.

Too many people believe that win settled the argument of who deserved to be ranked higher between Boise State and TCU.

This week the Horned Frogs were hosting MWC rival, San Diego State. They started off slow and fell behind 14-0.

They eventually pulled ahead, only to almost give up the lead late in the game. It was not a strong performance against an unranked opponent at home for TCU. 

The final score was 40-35.

To make things worse for TCU, No. 14 Utah went to South Bend and got dominated by the Irish 28-3.

That strong win that TCU once had, just got a lot weaker. Many people thought the No. 14 Utes were very overrated and this week proved those people right.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech Hokies are continuing their march through the ACC. The Hokies visited the Tar Heels in North Carolina, in what was supposed to be a tough matchup.

The first half was close, but the Hokies took over in the second half and won 26-10. That is their eighth victory in a row since losing their first two games at home.

The Hokies look like they will run away with the ACC title.

All of a sudden that win on the opening week for the Broncos is looking better and better.

The Broncos season is about to get real interesting. They host WAC rival Fresno State next week, and then travel to Reno the week after to face No. 21 Nevada.

If the Broncos finish the season undefeated they may end the season ranked ahead of TCU. The question is does that mean they'll be playing in the national title game?


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