So this is coming from a Duck fan, yes a diehard Duck fan who’s curious about something. Before I say anything, kudos to last year’s performance and win against a good TCU team. The Fiesta Bowl was a good game to watch, and a ton of talented athletes who will play on Sundays were all over that field. You guys got us in Eugene, and then in Boise fair and square. I have a lot of respect for what Peterson has continued to build after Hawkins left to Boulder, and he’s a classy guy who’s built something special on the Blue Turf. I hope you guys can put another 20,000 seats in that place, remove the track, and add to the hysteria of your crazed home crowd. I live back east, and attend one or two home Oregon games a year and always go to two away games and I’m always amazed at the smallish nature of our stadium (Autzen, will fill 59,000) but how loud it gets- as I’ve been to places like the Rose Bowl and it’s just not that loud and eclectic like it used to be for UCLA.
But let me get to my question….
I’ve got some great tickets to see you guys come out and play a very good ballclub, in Virginia Tech. Are there a lot of Boise State fans traveling back east to Washington D.C., and filling FedEx field with Bronco Blue & Orange? It’s a long haul, but if you get the chance you should. V-Tech is fired up about this game, and their shot to take the ACC Title and make a run for the national title. They lost a heartbreaker to Alabama last year in the opener down in Atlanta, and their fan base is jacked up about Taylor coming back (their QB) and all the weapons. They have to replace a lot on ‘D’, so you guys should be able to get your savvy QB in rhythm early against the Hokies and control that game. It will be a bee’s nest in FedEx, meaning that place gets loud and it will be sold out and I imagine dominated by Hokie fans. I’m just curious how many Boise State fans will be there, and if there is a buzz among Bronco fans getting back east.