The No. 7 Boise St. Broncos have made their feelings about being left out of the BCS no mystery, and they can translate that attitude into one of two outcomes against the 6-6 Arizona St. Sun Devils in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl. They can use it as motivation to decimate an inferior team and try to show everyone they deserved to be included over Virginia Tech or Michigan, or they can succumb to the disappointment and open themselves up to one of the biggest potential upsets in bowl season.
Many of the bowls are between evenly matched teams, but this isn't one of them. The Broncos' lone loss was to the TCU Horned Frogs, a bowl team themselves, and beat SEC East champs Georgia in their season-opener. Here's what head coach Chris Peterson said after discovering the Broncos weren't chosen for the BCS:
"I think everybody is tired of the BCS," Peterson said. "Everybody's frustrated. Nobody really knows what to do anymore. It doesn't make sense to anybody. I don't think anybody's happy anywhere. The whole thing needs to be changed, no question about it."
The Sun Devils will be playing under head coach Dennis Erickson for the last time after he was fired last month, due in large part to his team not being much good despite a weak Pac-12 South and high preseason expectations. If they can pull off the upset (they're 14-point underdogs), it would be hard to top as the biggest in any bowl.
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