Boise State--Road Warriors

Boise State takes on four of its next five opponents away from Bronco Stadium. No other team in the Top 15 of the BCS plays as many games on the road to close out the season.

If Boise State is to reach the promised land at the end of the 2008 football season, they'll have to do it on the road.  The Broncos play no less than four of its next five games away from home.  No other team currently in the Top 15 has that kind of a schedule.

 

Coach Chris Petersen's team takes on surging San Jose State tonight at 7 in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2.  Next week, the Broncos visit New Mexico State, the team that gave them a scare in their Fiesta Bowl season.  Boise State does get a home game against Utah State, but follow that up with road tilts at Idaho and Nevada.  The Broncos close out the 2008 campaign with a match against rival Fresno State in Bronco Stadium.

 

If Boise State's schedule is the most unfavorable of the group, #13 LSU has the easiest path—the Tigers have five of six remaining games at home.   #4 Oklahoma, #6 Oklahoma State and #7 Georgia  have three out of five games on the road.  #1 Texas, #2 Alabama, #8 Texas Tech have three home games in their final five regular season contests.  #5 USC and #10 Florida play half of their six remaining games on the road, while #3 Penn State, #9 Ohio State,  #11 Utah and #14 TCU play just two of four remaining games on the road.

 

Boise State certainly has its work cut out for them.  If they can emerge victorious at the end of the season, they will certainly deserve whatever rewards they get.


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