Saturday, September 10, 2011

Projected Billingsley Ratings

1.    Auburn
2.    LSU
3.    Oregon
4.    Boise State
5.    Oklahoma
6.    Ohio State
7.    Alabama
8.    Stanford
9.    Wisconsin
10.  Oklahoma State
11.  Michigan State
12.  Arkansas
13.  Virginia Tech
14.  Nebraska
15.  South Carolina
16.  Florida State
17.  TCU
18.  Texas A&M
19.  Baylor
20.  Missouri
21.  Florida
22.  Nevada
23.  Utah
24.  Central Florida
25.  Iowa

This Week in the BCS Top 15

#1 LSU blasted Northwestern State 49-3
#2 Oklahoma is idle

#3 Alabama had no problem with Penn State 27-11 
#4 Boise State is idle
#5 Stanford ran up the score on Duke 44-14 
#6 Wisconsin blasted Oregon State 35-0 at home.
#7 Florida State had fun at home with Charleston Southern, winning 62-10
#8 Oklahoma State throttled Arizona 37-14 at home.
#9 Oregon poured it on Nevada, winning at home 69-20
#10 Virginia Tech struggled past East Carolina 17-10 
#11 Ohio State held on late on their home turf to edge Boise State opponent Toledo 27-22 
#12 Texas A&M is idle
#13 Arkansas dumped New Mexico 52-3 
#14 Nebraska put away Fresno State 42-29
#15 South Carolina won a thriller against Georgia 45-42 

San Diego State won at Army 23-20
Colorado State got a 33-14 win over Northern Colorado 
TCU grounded Air Force 35-19
Tulsa rolled over Tulane 31-3 
UNLV actually lost to Washington State 59-7
Wyoming whipped Texas State-San Marcos 45-10 

San Diego State Holds On Against Army 23-20

One of the preseason favorites in the Mountain West conference--San Diego State--struggled against lowly Army today, winning 23-20.

Toledo, Boise State's next opponent, is ahead of Ohio State 22-20 late in the 3rd quarter.

Bronco Soccer Team Gets a Key Victory Over Portland State

The Boise State soccer team has struggled to a 2-4 mark this season.  Hopefully they got the dramatic win last night to help them turn their season around.

Freshman Shannon Schueren headed home the game-winning goal in the 106th minute as Boise State topped host Portland State 1-0 in the opener of the Viking Soccer Classic last night in Portland.  Senior Chelsea Robinson set up Schueren with a cross from the right corner and Schueren headed it to the left corner of the goal past the outstretched arms of the Portland State keeper.

"Chelsea did all the work down the line, beating a couple players and got a great cross in," said Schueren. "I was just at the right place at the right time."  Schueren is now tied for the team lead in points (5) with Kati Lucas.

Both teams sent seven shots on goal but none found their target until Schueren found the net.  Talented Bronco keeper Liz Ruiz achieved her second straight shutout and earned her third win of the season.  Ruiz now has 25 career wins, two short of the Boise State record set by Kim Parker.

"It was a good game and a good road win and I'm happy that we are starting to put things together and do what we want to do," said head coach Steve Lucas.

The Broncos continue play in Portland tomorrow (Sunday) at noon Mountain Time against Cal Poly.  The Mustangs downed Seattle 2-1 in their opening match of the Classic.