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Broncos poised to pass TCU

NEW YORK — Boise State has pushed closer to TCU in the latest BCS standings and seems primed to pass the Horned Frogs with one more big victory.

Oregon and Auburn were still at the top of the standings Sunday. Both were off last week, as was No. 3 TCU.

Boise State routed Fresno State 51-0 on Friday night, which helped the Broncos gain support in both the Harris and coaches’ polls. Boise State was already third in both polls, a spot ahead of TCU, last week. But coming off the blowout victory, the Broncos extended their points lead over the Horned Frogs.

Boise State’s computer ranking also went up this week to fifth.

TCU is fourth in both polls and third in the computer rankings.

What Boise State has going for it is the schedule. The Broncos play two more games to TCU’s one, including Boise State’s biggest conference game.

The Broncos play at Nevada, which is 19th in the latest standings, on Friday night. A victory should give Boise State another boost.

As for TCU, it finishes its regular season at lowly Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico – a game that isn’t likely to help the Horned Frogs.


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