I am posting two sets of graphs to compare teams that will be playing this week. One set shows how the teams have performed from 1994 to 2008 using the Matrix Hybrid rating. The second shows the trend-O-meter rating from 2008. Enjoy.
Boise State and Oregon have been fairly good and fairly even the last few years. Both teams improved substantially over the course of last season as they broke in new quarterbacks. Boise State caught Oregon at a low point last season, and won't do the same again this year, but the game is in Boise, and few are better at home than the Broncos-and Boise needs the win more.