Commentary

For the Broncos, it's time to dominate

The schedule can't be helped; Boise State needs to be historically elite

Originally Published: September 23, 2010
By Brian Fremeau | Football Outsiders
Getty ImagesFor Boise State and its fans, the only path to Glendale is through sheer dominance.

College football isn't supposed to have an air of inevitability about it; rather, unpredictability from week to week gives the game its drama.

It's likely that the top teams in major power conferences will suffer at least one loss; we don't know when or where, which underscores the unpredictability.

As for the Boise State Broncos, however, it almost seems inevitable they will run the table. They have a much better chance of doing so than most top teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. In fact, we can measure this.


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Brian Fremeau

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• Has been a contributor to ESPN Insider and ESPN The Magazine since 2009
• Creator of the Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI), a measure of college football team efficiency
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