Boise-UGA a matchup for respect

photo No. 5 Boise State's head coach Chris Petersen walks the sideline during the 2010 season. The No. 19 Georgia Bulldogs open their season Saturday night against Boise State.


Boise State has knocked off some top-notch programs in recent seasons but is 0-4 all-time against the SEC:2000 Arkansas 38, BSU 312001 South Carolina 32, BSU 132002 Arkansas 41, BSU 142005 Georgia 48, BSU 13

Saturday night's college football matchup between Boise State and Georgia in the Georgia Dome was by no means required, but both sides felt a need.

For Boise State, it's another chance to enhance an already stout reputation as a Goliath slayer. The Broncos pulled off a 43-42 overtime victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl after the 2006 regular season, and they have opened the past two years with wins over Oregon and Virginia Tech.