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The Nuclear Option

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Air Force v Boise State
BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 18: Offensive lineman John Molchon #77 and offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland #76 of the Boise State Broncos carry out the hammer to start first half action against the Air Force Falcons on November 18, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)
Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

As the unrest and controversy swirls around the islands of the Power 5, the future of college football’s season is very much in doubt. The MAC has cancelled fall football, the B1G has reportedly voted to follow suit this morning, and everything else feels like a row of dominoes waiting to fall.

There’s a long and important discussion to be had around player safety, NIL, amateurism, and the crazy amounts of money going around college football, but we’re not exactly the best qualified people to engage in that. As that discussion progresses, you can be certain we’ll be on top if it when we can.

However, with the prospect of a fall without college football seeming ever closer, it looks to be time to unveil OBNUG’s secret weapon: the Nuclear Option.


Should the Boise State Broncos have to forego a fall season, the crew at OBNUG will endeavor to bring some small salve to the fans in the form of a “greatest hits” of fall games. First proposed by our friend Jeremy (from our sister site MWC Connection), this greatest hits will be comprised of the best Boise State game ever played in that week.

In light of this effort, time and life allowing, OBNUG may even try to run (or replay) our weekly game previews and highlights. Life is crazy, so no commitments for sure here, but it could be a bright spot in a dull fall. No guarantees.


WEEK 1 - 8/31/19 - @ FLORIDA STATE

WEEK 2 - 9/7/06 - vs OREGON STATE

WEEK 3 - 9/20/08 @OREGON

WEEK 4 - 9/24/04 - vs BYU

WEEK 5 - 9/30/06 - @ UTAH

WEEK 6 - 10/14/17 - @ SAN DIEGO STATE

WEEK 7 - 10/19/01 - @ FRESNO STATE

WEEK 8 - 10/24/14 - vs BYU

WEEK 9 - 11/12/10 - @ IDAHO

WEEK 10 - 11/9/18 - vs FRESNO STATE

WEEK 11 - 11/23/19 - @ UTAH STATE

WEEK 12 - 11/24/18 - vs UTAH STATE

WEEK 13 - 12/6/14 - vs FRESNO STATE

WEEK 14 - 1/4/10 - vs TCU

(YouTube links provided thanks to MarkTheBronco)


For now, though, we wait. Nothing happens until it happens, at which point we’ll update everyone. Should you have any thoughts on the above list with a suggestion for changes, we’d be happy to hear it. This is one schedule that is flexible.

We’ll hope things get sorted, but in the meantime, this is our fallback option. Drew will have the official plan in a briefcase cuffed to his wrist, stuffed with emergency churros. And as always, the Countdown continues! (Maybe even extends? More on that later.)

Stay safe, wear a mask, love your neighbor, go Broncos!