USS Boise At The North Pole
Today's Idaho Statesman had a picture of the CO of USS Boise (SSN 764) showing support for the Boise State Broncos recently at the North Pole. It was provided by the chairman of the USS Boise Committee, who was kind enough to send me a copy. Here it is:
At this point, I should address a question that some readers have been asking -- how do I think Boise St. is going to do in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma? As someone who comes from Big XII country, I agree with this Oklahoma coach's analysis:
"If you look over the long haul, teams like (Boise State) maybe couldn't last week in and week out against the top teams," said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who spent nine years at Miami (Ohio). "But in a one-shot deal, they're plenty fast, plenty strong, physical enough to contend with any team in the country."If I had to guess, I'd say that Oklahoma would beat Boise St. 9 out of 10 times -- especially with RB Adrian Peterson returning to the lineup. Boise State has a lot of heart, and have done their best in the "big games" this season. That being said, I think it's most likely going to end up like the last time the Broncos took on a top team from a top conference -- last year, when Georgia beat BSU by 5 touchdowns. This game will probably be a little closer, though -- something like OU 45, BSU 24 (with BSU scoring a couple of TDs late). On the other hand, if BSU can get off to a good start and get up 10 or 14 points in the 1st quarter, they can make a game of it.
I just think they won't.