All year I have been subjected to those who believe Boise State is a team in the same league as SEC, Big 10, and other big conference teams just because of their win/loss record. All year I have heard how Boise State is not allowed to play teams from "bigger" schools because none of them will schedule games with them. All year I've heard that if they did get one of these games, they would win it. Now, they all get their wish, happy now?
Boise State will play the University of Georgia on September 3, 2011 in Georgia. They will get a massive amount of money for this game. They will get to play an SEC team in that team's home stadium. Finally, all the back and forth of how this team is so much better than people think because basically all they ever play is cupcake teams will be put to rest. Well, in fact, it may be put to rest at the end of this season when they play a team of the non-cupcake variety in a bowl game. Nevertheless, all the "nothing is fair" to Boise State crowd can stop whining.
Of course, they are scheduled against a team, who will most likely finish with a less than .500 record this season. A team that will have far less offensive weapons next season. Yes, they are an SEC team, but they aren't Alabama are they? Regardless, all those who have whined at me all year that Boise State doesn't get any "real" teams to schedule games with them can stop whining. They have a real game now at the first of the season even. One that if Boise State loses will most likely seal their season as far as bowl games and titles. Of course, they will have close to a million dollars to comfort them in their loss.
Boise State gets a game against a big school in a big conference at the first of their schedule....a chance to put an end to all the debate over whether they can compete with a non-cupcake school - happy now?