EDSBS extends the vehicular metaphor beyond Boise State:
NC State: Chrysler Sebring. Reliable, boring transportation.
The man behind the wheel may not be the life of the party, but between an offense that throws the ball all over the field and a defense that rolls from good to bad to yikes and back again, NC State is excitement wrapped around a calm, let's-just-take-it-one-right-on-red-at-a-time interior. Moderately priced and prone to inexplicable breakdowns but nonetheless loved by a legion of devoted followers.
Okay, I don't have any idea what kind of car that would be. I'm told the Chevy Thunderstruck doesn't exist yet. But it would have some racing stripes. Maybe some flames for good measure.