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Morning paper: Boise State football 10/17

Just like that, the BYU BCS talk is over. And not a moment too soon, either. Thanks, TCU.

BYU's loss opens the door for wide for Boise State. The Broncos are now only behind Utah in the rankings for non-BCS teams (or at least they will be on Sunday if both win this weekend). Assuming Utah trips up along the way and the Broncos stay undefeated, a BCS bowl should certainly be in the cards.

There's still that pesky Hawaii to get past first, though. Thank goodness the game is tonight so we don't have to wait any longer. Here are today's links:

Articles focusing on the Broncos' motivation to win take back the WAC


Humanitarian Bowl to feature MWC team in 2009 [ESPN.com]
Fresno State could not be happier.

No Broncos picked by Graham Watson as midseason POYs [ESPN.com]
Are you on the bandwagon or are you off? Make up your mind.

Billy Winn on midseason all-freshman team [Bronco Beat]
Not even Kellen Moore can say that ... yet.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hawaii [Fight Fight BSU]
Assuming you wanted to know 10 things.

Blue turf stories from visiting schools never get old! [Honolulu Advertiser]
"...and then this one time, seagulls landed on it because they thought it was the ocean."

Solomon Elimimian is okay in our book, after tonight [Arbiter Online]
Starting feature stories with Green Day lyrics, however, is not okay.

Big winners of Bronco tickets in Dave Southorn's giveaway [Busy Briner's]
Speech, speech, speech!

Boise State's football success documented in Hawaii paper [Honolulu Advertiser]
To say thank you, Hawaii's Sugar Bowl failure documented in OBNUG.

Bart Hendricks previews tonight's game [ISZ]
Blames himself for the last home conference loss 10 years ago.

More playing time for Scandrick in Big D [ISZ]
It helps having a troublesome alleged felon ahead of you on the depth chart.

New Bronco defensive players making their mark [Statesman]
To see the mark, go visit Austin Davis' backside.

Oregon QB Chris Harper's permanent move to WR [Portland Tribune]
Getting him as far away from center as possible is probably a good thing.