Boise State Football: Five Must-See Games in 2015

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Oct 24, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; The Boise State Broncos cheer squad lead the Broncos players on to the field prior to their game against the Brigham Young Cougars at Albertsons Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State has caught the nation’s attention on a consistent basis for years. The Broncos get ready for yet another big season filled with high aspirations.

Boise State usually receives lots of flak for its weaker scheduling. Even though this year’s schedule doesn’t include any probable top-10 teams, a couple of games could trip up the Broncos on the path to a Playoff or a New Years Six bowl game.

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A starting quarterback hasn’t even been picked yet, but the Broncos are still on the national radar under just the second year for coach Bryan Harsin. Coach Harsin was with Boise State as an offensive coordinator when Boise State upset Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.

Former head coach Chris Petersen took Boise State to a higher level, but perhaps Bryan Harsin was an undervalued asset on the coaching staff? Petersen is now with the Washington Huskies, and the two coaches will face off this season.

Boise State is given just over an 11 percent chance of going undefeated, according to ESPN’s FPI. That’s second in the nation, only behind Ohio State’s 31 percent. The Broncos are favored by well over 50% in every match-up, but I find that a little too generous, especially since there isn’t a lot we know about how their quarterbacks are going to fare. This is a terrific team overall, but there’s only so much a team can win if quarterback play is sloppy.

Unless Boise State’s best opponents go on to win double-digit games, an undefeated season looks mandatory to crash the College Football Playoff.

Do you think the Broncos will go undefeated? Would they get snubbed by the Playoff Committee?

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