Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE
With BCS hopes long gone and New Mexico Bowl fears very real, the Broncos enter the pre-bowl season with a couple of somewhat familiar options. Boise State will probably play in the Vegas Bowl if they beat Nevada in two weeks. The Broncos will probably play a Pac-12 team (and one that is much more interested and focused than Arizona State).
The Vegas Bowl gets the fifth pick from the Pac-12, and the conference figures to be deep enough that even five teams in will provide a fun opponent. Here are the options.
The Trojans are 7-4 with one game remaining versus Notre Dame. Minus Matt Barkley who is out next week with an injury, USC is a less attractive option for the Vegas compared to some other Pac-12 teams. Still, Boise State beating USC? I want to go to there.
The Wildcats are Jerry Palm's pick for the Vegas Bowl, and this matchup would be a fun test for the Bronco defense against Rich Rodriquez's spread offense. Could it be the beginning of a beautiful non-conference relationship (i.e., home-and-homes)?
A repeat of last year's laugher? No thanks.
A preview of next year's season opener? I can wait, thanks.
Which one of these potential Boise State bowl opponents do you want?
USC (336 votes)
Arizona (47 votes)
Arizona State (1 vote)
Washington (11 votes)
395 total votes