All too soon, the final home football game of the season is here. This Saturday on Senior Day, Boise State hosts Idaho in a noon start at Bronco Stadium.
In watching Idaho
games this year, you get the feeling that when they get behind, they've got you
right where they want you. The Vandals
plays their best from behind. To their
credit, they keep coming at you. Because
of this trait, an opposing team can never feel comfortable or the next thing
you know, they'll be gasping for their life.
For example, Idaho
was down 35-14 to Northern Illinois only to cut the lead
to 42-35 and actually have a chance to tie it with seconds left. They were behind to Hawai'i
before making it 48-20. The Vandals were
down to San Jose State
on the road 21-6 before rallying to make it 28-20. They got behind Fresno
State at home 31-14 before making
it 37-24. Nevada
held a 17-0 first quarter lead only to see the Moscow
school close to 17-14 before the Wolf Pack pulled away again 37-21.
The lesson is obvious for anyone caring to learn it. It is simply that no lead is safe against
this team. Heck, even if a team was up
on Idaho by 50 points, I think
they'd find a way to rally and almost win the game. This Bronco team would be well served to heed
the warning and be prepared to play 60 minutes of solid football. Any letup and they will regret it.
This Saturday of course is Senior Day in which the great Boise
State senior class will be saluted
prior to the game. BroncoCountry will
feature an article on Senior Day as we draw closer. We all look forward with anticipation the
great college football coming our way this Saturday in Bronco Stadium.