Most football fans in D.C. are probably pointing to September 12 as the first big football game in town. However, there's another big game happening at Fedex Field a week before the Redskins' season opener against the Cowboys.
That game is a big college football tilt on the night of Labor Day. In a matchup that could have national title implications, No. 3 Boise State will travel to face No. 10 Virginia Tech at Fedex Field at 8 p.m on Monday.
For Boise State, it's impossible not to look ahead at the implications if they can win this game. The rest of the schedule is pretty tame, save for a home game against Oregon State. A second straight undefeated season would be well within their reach, and maybe this time they will have a chance to play for the national championship.
For Virginia Tech, this is a chance to get the season off on the right foot, for a change. The last time Virginia Tech won their first two games of the season was way back in 2006/07. Last year, they lost to Alabama in their season opener. Two years ago, it was East Carolina. Three years ago, it was LSU in the second game of the season. A win against Boise State would set them up for a much better 2010/11 season.