Tonight's 8pm College Football game on ESPN matches the Boise State Broncos traveling to Toledo to face the Rockets. Boise is coming off a bye week after dismantling Georgia in Atlanta two weeks ago. Toledo is coming off a narrow loss in the Shoe to Ohio State 27-22. Both teams have explosive offenses and it has the potential to be a high scoring game.
Boise is in a completely different league than Toledo. Their offense led by Kellen Moore will probably put 45 plus points on the scoreboard tonight. Last season the Broncos won 57-14 and the game honestly wasn't even that close. The only reason the spread is -20 in favor of Boise is because Toledo almost beat a decent Ohio State team led by a bad QB in the scarlet and gray. This week they face one of the nation's best in Moore who is methodical at breaking down defenses and finding open receivers. Georgia might not have the best defense in the nation but they have a ton of better athletes than Toledo and Moore carved them up on the road in front of 75,000 loud Bulldogs fans. Toledo is going to seem pale in comparison.
Now Toledo has some playmakers on offense especially at the wide receiver position with Eric Page and if they can get the ball into his hands they can make it an interesting game. The problem is Boise has one of the best defensive lines in the country and will be pressuring the Toledo QB (Austin Dantin or Terrance Owens) from the first snap to the last. Boise has a much better defense than Ohio State and the high powered Toledo offense only scored 22 last week.
Boise is still looking for respect and to get it they have to blow out teams. All they do is win and expect head coach Chris Petersen to have his team ready to run up the score and be aware of what Toledo nearly did last week in Columbus. In order for Boise to make it to the BCS Championship Game they need to win nationally televised games like tonight's by blowout proportions. It's not necessarily fair but then again what is in college football? Toledo will look to work in some gadget plays but honestly it won't matter. Kellen Moore adds to his win total and Boise wins rather easily. I got Boise covering the 20 and the OVER of 61 points.
Prediction: Boise State 49 Toledo 21