Nothing like a little home cooking to make everything right in Broncoland. The Boise State football team has traveled to Reno, Memphis, Athens and Corvallis in their last four games. The last three of those didn't turn out the way they were supposed to! Perhaps aliens have been tilting the sun in just a way that it alters the results of college football games. Whatever the reason, the Broncos are glad to be back home and, after a nice 10 days to heal wounds and sharpen their focus, they'll be out on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium tonight. The opponent? Bowling Green, in a game nationally televised on ESPN2!
This has all the ingredients of a barnburner--two promising teams that can really light up the scoreboard. The game marks the return of Boise State senior Cam Hall to the Bronco secondary. That's an area Coach Hawk gave special attention to this week, as he challenged the group to become more aggressive. They'll have to if they are to stop highly regarded quarterback Omar Jacobs of Bowling Green. He's listed by some as a possible #1 pick in the National Football League Draft next year if he decides to enter as a junior.
The Falcons will alternate between huddles and no huddles, and Hawk has also called on the fans to amp it up with noise on every play. This game could be the biggest challenge for the Boise State defense this year, as Jacobs averages over 400 yards passing so far in a season that includes nationally-ranked Wisconsin among the Bowling Green opponents.
So get your car flags out, be sure to bring your orange sweatshirts and jackets (along with orange ponchos as there is a 20% chance of showers) and make sure your lungs are ready to scream for the Broncos!
It's the home opener, baby!!!