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Is playing Boise State a no-win situation for Virginia Tech?

Gobbler Country, a Virginia Tech blog, has asked the question "Is Playing Boise State Still a Lose-Lose Proposition?" The answer is "yes," probably in more ways than one.
Boise State, being from a non-BCS conference which it continually dominates, never really gets the kind of respect it deserves when it comes to competition. Gobbler Country certainly has a point when it comes to the perception the Broncos get because of this.
"If a team from a BCS conference had gone 14-0 the season before and only lost one starter, everyone would vote them the preseason No. 1. But because Boise plays in the WAC there are still skeptics out there and that's why I wonder what the reaction would be if Virginia Tech were to win this game.
Would the Hokies be praised for beating a Top 5 team or would the public just consider Boise overrated and exposed?"
Virginia Tech has a bigger problem on its hands with perception than it thinks. For several years now, Boise State has been the team that the anti-BCS crowd has put their support  behind (for the most part). Going into this game, Virginia Tech can be seen as the villain,  or at least the team that has the backing of the pro-BCS (i.e. "the bad guys") crowd.
If the Hokies lose, they look bad because they lost to a non-BCS team with a weak conference schedule. If they win, they look bad because they probably ended this year's chance of a non-BCS team finally busting the BCS, which a lot of fans want to see happen.
Virginia Tech is pretty much wearing the black hat in the game against Boise State, at least when it comes to the anti-BCS crowd. While the Hokies may be favored by the pro-BCS faction, that one is seen by many as standing in the way of a playoff system and a "true" National Champion. While the Hokies could win this game against the Broncos, it could possibly end up wearing the black hat for the rest of the season.

(via Gobbler Country)


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Gobbler Country, a Virginia Tech blog, has asked the question "Is Playing Boise State Still a Lose-Lose Proposition?" The answer is "yes," probably in more ways than one.
Boise State, being from a non-BCS conference which it continually dominates, never really gets the kind of respect it deserves when it comes to competition. Gobbler Country certainly has a point when it comes to the perception the Broncos get because of this.
"If a team from a BCS conference had gone 14-0 the season before and only lost one starter, everyone would vote them the preseason No. 1. But because Boise plays in the WAC there are still skeptics out there and that's why I wonder what the reaction would be if Virginia Tech were to win this game.
Would the Hokies be praised for beating a Top 5 team or would the public just consider Boise overrated and exposed?"
Virginia Tech has a bigger problem on its hands with perception than it thinks. For several years now, Boise State has been the team that the anti-BCS crowd has put their support  behind (for the most part). Going into this game, Virginia Tech can be seen as the villain,  or at least the team that has the backing of the pro-BCS (i.e. "the bad guys") crowd.
If the Hokies lose, they look bad because they lost to a non-BCS team with a weak conference schedule. If they win, they look bad because they probably ended this year's chance of a non-BCS team finally busting the BCS, which a lot of fans want to see happen.
Virginia Tech is pretty much wearing the black hat in the game against Boise State, at least when it comes to the anti-BCS crowd. While the Hokies may be favored by the pro-BCS faction, that one is seen by many as standing in the way of a playoff system and a "true" National Champion. While the Hokies could win this game against the Broncos, it could possibly end up wearing the black hat for the rest of the season.

(via Gobbler Country)


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