Boise State Broncos Blues: Team Misses Out on Opportunity for BCS Bowl Game

Elias TrejoSenior Analyst IINovember 27, 2010

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 19:  Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos passes against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bronco Stadium on November 19, 2010 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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The nation's longest winning streak came to an end in Reno, Nevada Friday night, as the Wolf Pack took advantage of two late field goals missed by the Broncos and stunned the nation with a 34-31 win over Boise State.

Now the only undefeated non-automatic qualifier school standing is TCU, and they look like a lock for the Rose Bowl.

While the debate between TCU fans and Boise State fans divided the two schools' supporters, now they stand united in hopes that TCU can go to the Rose Bowl and defeat one of the Big Ten schools.

The non-AQ schools must stand together, as they will always be on the outside looking in when it comes to crashing the BCS party.

The season is not a complete loss for the Broncos and their fans, though. There still may be a couple of interesting matchups in bowl games that the Broncos could play in.

A matchup that comes to mind right away is a Boise State vs. Ohio State in a bowl game. Both teams have the same record. 

Boise's biggest win this season is against No. 16 Virginia Tech. Ohio State's biggest win this season was against No. 24 Iowa.

Recently, the Ohio State president said that Boise State or TCU didn't deserve to play in the title game because they play the little sisters of the poor.

I don't know many people who wouldn't love to watch an Ohio State vs. Boise State matchup. 

Other teams that may be available to play Boise in a bowl game are Alabama, LSU, Stanford and Michigan State.

Someone has to make a big match up like this. The loss to Nevada doesn't mean Boise is not a good team. Every team in the nation has the ability to lose on any given week.

While this loss crushed a lot of Boise fans' hopes and made a lot of the doubters happy, it may still give Broncos fans the last laugh.

Just because they don't get a BCS bowl game doesn't mean they still can't get a premier matchup. 

All season, it's been Boise State vs. the big conference schools debate. Last season, it was the same, but someone put Boise vs. TCU to avoid a non-AQ sweep of the major conferences in the BCS bowl games.

Now would be a great time to place two of last year's BCS bowl game winners against each other. 

All the Broncos can do is sit and wait for an invitation to a bowl game. I really can't think of a better matchup than Ohio State vs. Boise State.

The school that said Boise doesn't deserve to play in the title game against the Broncos. That sounds like something that needs to get done.

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