This is a game even the most jaded fan can get excited about. Hugely entertaining but less-than-mega football programs playing for high stakes.
Tonight, Boise State plays Hawaii in the Aloha State. Both teams are Cinderellas in their own way. The slightly underdog visiting Broncos raced through their WAC schedule a year ago and stunned Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. And they're 10-1 again this year. The Warriors, an offensive high-flier in recent years that hasn't been able to get past WAC-rival Boise State, are 10-0 and trying to put themselves in line for a BCS bowl game with a win tonight and a victory over Washington at the end of the schedule. Polls vary, but Hawaii is No. 15 and Boise State No. 19 in the BCS standings.
You've got Colt Brennan (right), the Hawaii quarterback with the astronomical numbers, back from a concussion. Boise State has the nearly equally impressive Taylor Tharp. Both quarterbacks, amazingly, have 69.1 completion percentages. You have an over-under of 74 1/2 points, with Hawaii favored by a field goal. And the 9 p.m. game should be on standard cable in most areas -- it's listed for ESPN2.
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