Well here we are. 15 weeks after the disappointing loss to Ole Miss in Atlanta and we are back on The Blue™ for one last time. On the line is a Mountain West Conference Championship game, and if we achieve that goal, even bigger things await in a New Years Six bowl. After that loss on August 28th, and the subsequent loss to Air Force on four weeks later, I never could have imagined it.
Boise State has been getting better with every game and has put together back–to-back complete performances with their wins over Wyoming and Utah State. I have no doubt they will do it again to night with everything on the line. The #1More mantra that Harsin has preached to his team this week tells me that they have a laser like focus on this game tonight, and they will be well prepared. I see something similar to what we did to Wyoming tonight. I think some nerves may lead to a slow start and maybe we have to settle for a field goal on our first drive, but after that the beat-down begins. I see special team scores, defensive scores, and a Jay Ajayi running as if he has been overlooked. Fresno scores late and makes the score more respectable, but never have a chance. Boise State 59 Fresno 21.
Second times a charm right? Not for FresNOPE. Beyond being struck down by the Football Gods for reasons unknown, the Broncos do not lose this game. Not in ALL BLUE and not at home. Grant has a decent game, Jay Ajayi shows how much he displeases being snubbed, Correa destroys Burrell 3 times, and we get a Special Teams score. Say hello to your 2014 Mountain West Champions, America. Boise State beats CSU-Fresno, 55 -21 and it won’t even be that close. GOOD NIGHT NOW!
Everything about this team has really surprised me. To be honest, I can’t think of another season where I have been so wrong, confused, excited, and anxious all at once. Despite all that though, they have found a way to make me a believer. I wrote the article, “Fear Fresno…Fear the Bulldogs, No I am Serious.” Though for a reason, and that reason is Fresno has nothing to lose and everything to gain, we on the other hand have the opposite. Everything is riding on this moment for Boise State, win and the world is yours, lose and well everything changes. Boise State can’t afford to lose another big game and I don’t think they will tonight. Jay Ajayi is going to get his, and Hedrick will find ways to produce offense, either with his feet, or his arm. Our defense still needs to find ways to stop giving up big plays, but you can’t deny how far they have come this season. Ultimately, I going to say Boise State wins this game 56-17. See everybody on “The Blue” after the game! Go Broncos!