Friday, August 3, 2012

Will Michigan State be Boise State's biggest season-opening challenge?

Boise State will once again open up its college football schedule with a blockbuster make-or-break game against some big name competition. This time around, Broncos head football coach Chris Petersen and crew will be heading out to East Lansing, Mi to face Mark Dantonio and Michigan State on Aug. 31.

How big of a challenge is it? Pretty big, according to Petersen. He calls it  "our toughest opener we’ve had”

That's saying a lot, considering that Boise St. is coming off three season-opening victories against Oregon, Virginia Tech, and Georgia. On the other hand, it will be doing it as the visitor at the opponent's home field, as opposed to the friendly confines of Broncos Stadium or a neutral site. Add to that the Broncos will be facing the Spartans without Kellen Moore as starting quarterback, and that fight will be tougher.  Mich. St. doesn't have Kirk Cousins as QB anymore, either. That won't make it easier for the Broncos.

Considering Bosie State's record against BCS teams in big games it would be hard to count out the Broncos pulling off a big victory against Michigan St. It's still going to be a tough one with Petersen matching wits with Spartan HC Mark Dantonio, though. 

(via The Idaho Press-Tribune)