Boise State football: Wyoming game on Nov. 16 will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2

By Brian Murphy

The Boise State football team will kick off at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2 against Wyoming on Nov. 16 at Bronco Stadium.

The Broncos and Cowboys will each earn a $500,000 national television appearance bonus from the Mountain West because the game is on ESPN2 and on a Saturday. The bonuses are paid from the Mountain West’s television contracts. With the scheduling of the Wyoming game on ESPN2, the Broncos have earned $1.1 million in national TV bonuses this season.

Boise State collected $300,000 each for Friday night games against Air Force and Fresno State earlier this season.

The Broncos will appear on an ESPN channel for its game against New Mexico. Unless the game is on ESPN or ESPN2, it will not count toward the national TV bonus.

• Boise State is 18-1 on ESPN2 since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1996.

Sports columnist Brian Murphy writes about all sports in the Treasure Valley with a concentration on Boise State football and men's basketball. Murph has been with the Statesman since 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MurphsTurph.

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