As one looks over the slate of games during the first week of College Football season, it cannot be ignored how many cup cakes the big names of college football schedule. For instance, here's just some of the top 10's first week opponents:
1 Alabama vs San Jose State U
2. Ohio State vs Marshall
4. Florida vs. Miami of Ohio
5 Texas vs Rice
and so on and so forth. So it's refreshing to see a team like Boise State, no. 3 in the country, schedule no. 10 Virginia Tech for it's first week game, in Washington DC (close to Virginia Tech) no less. Finally, some balls in college football. While most teams are too scared to schedule quality opponents in non conference play, for fear of dropping in the polls and ruining their chances in the BCS. Boise State, instead, decided to challenge a major conference team in their first week. With this win, they can now be seen as legitimate title contenders. They proved something with their close victory tonight. They are a force to be reckoned with, and deserve to play in the BCS championship in the end, if they can keep up this pace. The major conference teams will have to go through their own conference schedules and survive till then. Even though they started against cupcakes.