What does LSU vs. Alabama mean to Boise State?
After you get your high school playoff fix in for the weekend, make sure to park yourself in front of a TV Saturday for a great night of college football. #1 LSU will be traveling to #2 Alabama in a contest that people are already deeming as a National Championship play-in game; but is it?
As far as the Broncos are concerned, there is one scenario that could work out to their advantage from the big SEC game this weekend. If the winner of this game, which I think will be LSU, loses in the SEC championship game to Georgia or South Carolina, how could you justify taking them over the Broncos for the National Championship? The argument has always been out there that if you do not win your conference championship you should not be allowed to make the National Championship. So regardless of who wins this weekend, that is an option for Boise State.
The other big element that we will find out on Sunday night is where the loser of this showdown will fall down to in the BCS standings. Common sense would tell me that they would still be the highest rated one loss team and if that is the case that puts them at #5, right behind Boise State. If for some odd reason, the loser is still ahead of the Broncos, then you can completely forget the National Championship because the human polls just will not allow the Broncos to crack the top two.
After the LSU vs. Alabama game is over, you can watch the Bronco game that starts at 8:30, but all signs point to this one to be a laugher. UNLV Head Coach Bobby Hauck is doing his part in rebuilding a program that was in shambles when he arrived and that was displayed in a 38-35 win over Colorado State last Saturday, but don't expect this one to be close. I have said it all year, but it will be extremely important in this game for the Broncos to make a statement and win this game by as many points as they can because passing the eye test is as important now as it has ever been.