Forget the conference, this is the nation’s most narrative-laden bowl game, featuring a head-on collision between Chris Petersen’s past and his present. Even if Petersen had nothing else going on in his professional life, he’d be at the center of every story in this game. Since it’s his last game on the sideline for the foreseeable future, get ready for an episode of “Chris Petersen, this is your life,” chalk full of trick plays, on-field proposals, and commemorative rocking chairs.
Of course, none of that has anything to do with what happens on the field. Boise’s 12-1 record is impressive, even if their strength of schedule leaves a lot to be desired.