Spartans’ Tough Schedule Continues With Visit From No. 3 Boise

SAN JOSE (AP) – With the initial Bowl Championship Series standings set to be released Sunday, Boise State coach Chris Petersen wants to shy away from talk about polls, strength of schedule and computer rankings even more than usual this week.

He’s willing to make an exception when it comes to talking about the schedule San Jose State has played heading into Saturday night’s matchup with the third-ranked Broncos.

The Spartans (1-5, 0-1 WAC) have already played four teams ranked in the top 20 of the AP poll, losing at No. 8 Alabama, No. 11 Utah, No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 19 Nevada going into their showdown with Boise State (5-0, 1-0).

“San Jose State’s schedule is ridiculous,” Petersen said. “You don’t wish that on anybody. I think sometimes a record can be a little bit deceiving.”

It’s games like this week’s against the undermanned Spartans that could eventually cost the Broncos a spot in the BCS championship game when the regular season comes to an end.

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