Boise State, UCF Should Move Up Its Series To This Year
Top tier G5’s should move up the schedule a year.
Make it happen this year.
To say lightly that there is a beef between Boise State and UCF fans would be an understatement. The Broncos have been a really, really good program since joining the FBS ranks back in 1996.
The Broncos have averaged 10.04 wins per year with just two losing seasons and .500 or better season in 22 straight years. Plus, there are the conference titles and three Fiesta Bowl wins with the most notable being the 2008 victory over Oklahoma.
UCF came to the FBS ranks as the Broncos 24 years ago and their average win total is seven wins per year, and a cyclical up and down success. Going through the entire catalog of each school is not the point.
Boise State has had more consistent long-term success but over the past few years, the Knights have claims the throne as the best from the Group of Five by being the only undefeated team in 2017 and claiming a national title despite not making it to the College Football Playoff. Including 2017, UCF has gone 35-4, winning two American titles and going 1-1 in New Year’s Six bowl games.
This led to a lot of twitter fighting (including us) about how UCF is new to the party, has a fake national title — something Alabama has done many as well, so… — and pointed out multiple times, the Knights have two seasons with zero wins. Both sides claiming superior to the other.
There was a call for a game to be played between the best of the Group of Five and we all got our wish as the two scheduled a home and home for the 2021 and 2023 seasons.
This series would at the very least provide bragging rights for these two years, and be a really good game between consistently the best Group of Five teams over the past few years.
Well, there is now a chance to move up that game since COVID-19 has basically cleared all games between Power 5 and Group of Five teams. This game could be moved up one year and be played on Sept. 19. Boise State lost its game vs. Florida State at Albertsons Stadium and the UCF game at Georgia Tech featured the same fate.
The 2021 game is scheduled to be at Boise State between these two schools and it could keep that for this year. The Broncos lost a home game and UCF lost a road game so neither team would be losing out on much or be disadvantaged with the location of the game. The only loser would be fans who would want to be at the game in person because that is not likely to happen this year.
Both teams need to add to their schedule this year and with most of the Power 5 pushing their seasons back to the final week of September, so putting a UCF vs. Boise State game arguably would be the best matchup of the season during September if all of the games are Group of 5 vs. Group of 5.
Let’s make it happen.