Fiesta Bowl Preview

Boise State gets the opportunity to play in a big name bowl game after being the highest ranked team from outside the power five conferences.  The Broncos play the Arizona Wildcats who won the Pac-12 South.

The handicap for this game is similar to the Utah-Colorado State bowl game. Arizona is the Pac-12 team who played very tough schedule and have impressive wins at Oregon, at Utah and against Arizona State. Boise State played in the Mountain West, a conference struggling this bowl season. The Broncos opened the season with a loss to Ole Miss and also lost at Air Force in conference play before ending the season on a eight-game win streak.

This line has dropped since it opened, which makes me like Arizona even more. Some would argue that they ended their season in disappointment by losing to Oregon in the Pac-12 title game. However, there was no shame in losing that game and Arizona will still be motivated to finish the season strong close to home.

Pick: Arizona (-3) over Boise State

One thought on “Fiesta Bowl Preview

  1. Fair points, and I feel like Arizona SHOULD win. But Boise State is nothing like the team that lost to Air Force in September and I think the Fiesta Bowl magic will carry BSU to another victory in the desert. Ajayi has a big day, Sanford/Harsin make clutch play calls in clutch moments, and BSU wins 30-28 on a Dan Goodale kick in the final minute.

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