This year can be considered the worst year for Boise State not to go undefeated. The Broncos fell to TCU at home on November 12, eliminating them from any talk at a national championship. The events that followed were Stanford losing to Oregon, Oklahoma losing to Baylor and then Oregon losing to USC.
If Boise State was undefeated at this point they would probably be ranked No. 3 and could be breathing down the neck of Alabama, feasting on the hopes that college voters would not want a rematch.
The Broncos fell, but still find themselves in the hunt for a BCS game. They’re fighting a huge battle of gaining an at-large bid even though they are ranked No. 7 in the nation.
Boise State is fighting a double-edged sword when it comes to the SEC Championship game between LSU and Georgia. Boise fans will want to root for Georgia whom the Broncos beat in the first week of the season. The Georgia win will help convince voters that Boise is worthy of a BCS game by beating the SEC champion.
However, one of the BCS guidelines states that a conference may have three teams in the BCS if the No. 1 and No. 2 teams are not conference champions. That means if Georgia beats LSU and LSU does not fall past No. 2, Georgia may take a BCS bid from Boise by winning the conference and LSU and Alabama still playing in the national championship.
So what do Boise fans want to happen this weekend to ensure their spot in a bowl? Here are a few scenarios that may help the Broncos: