If you missed Boise State’s victory over Virginia Tech, you missed the best game of opening weekend (and perhaps of the entire season). Everything was on the line for Boise State. They had to win this game to remain in the national championship conversation. On the road against a stadium filled with Virginia Tech fans, they somehow pulled out a victory in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Games like this one are why I love college football. Unbelievable. ESPN has the replay here.
Now the debate begins. If Boise State stays undefeated for the rest of the season, do they deserve a shot at the BCS title? Some say yes, others say no. The naysayers complain that Boise State has no strength of schedule and that they wouldn’t be undefeated if they were playing in a more difficult conference. I say, however, that even though that may be the case, an undefeated Boise State team would be a team that no one has beaten in two years. How can you possibly keep them out with that record? I don’t think you can.