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Boise State is currently favored by 33 at home on the "smurf turf" over Tulsa, which is to be expected, I guess.
However, I do not think that they will cover that spread. I know that Boise usually holds down on the blue turf, and don't get me wrong, they will play to their potential Saturday.
But, from what I saw out of the kicking game last week against Toledo, I foresee the loss of at least one field goal and one or two extra points. That is as many as five points during the game.
This, along with the fact that I do not see Kellen Moore playing all four quarters. I believe Boise will have this game in hand early in the second half, and coach Chris ("Pete") Peterson will use it as an opportunity to protect his Heisman candidate.
He will also see it as a chance to give next year's quarterback hopefuls, Joe Southwick and Grant Hedrick, some game time.
My prediction for Kellen Moore: He will throw for a solid 350 yards, 4 touchdowns, 28/34 passing with no interceptions. It will be interesting to see the backups begin to compete for next years showdown.
My prediction for the game score: Boise State 45, Tulsa 13