Boise State football team will open 2015 with home game vs. Washington for ESPN

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

WASHINGTON GAME BECOMES 2015 OPENER

The Boise State football team’s 2015 home game against Washington has been moved to the opening week and will air on ESPN. The game will be either Thursday, Sept. 3, or Friday, Sept. 4.

The game originally was set for Sept. 19.

The scheduling change extends the Broncos’ run of high-profile season openers: 2009 vs. Oregon, 2010 vs. Virginia Tech (Landover, Md.), 2011 vs. Georgia (Atlanta), 2012 at Michigan State, 2013 at Washington, 2014 vs. Mississippi (Atlanta) and 2015 vs. Washington.

The 2015 schedule begins vs. Washington, at BYU, TBA and at Virginia. The Broncos still need to find a home game for that schedule. They may have to go with a Football Championship Subdivision school because they don’t have an opening for an away game until 2020, which makes a home-and-home deal difficult.

Here are the future schedules:

2014
vs. Ole Miss in Atlanta (Thursday, Aug. 28)
at Connecticut (Sept. 13)
vs. Louisiana (Sept. 20)
vs. BYU (Oct. 25)
MW home: Colorado State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Utah State
MW road: Air Force, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming

2015
vs. Washington (Sept. 3 or 4)
at BYU (Sept. 12)
at Virginia (Sept. 26)
MW home: Air Force, Hawaii, New Mexico, Wyoming
MW road: Colorado State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State

2016
at Louisiana (Sept. 3)
vs. Washington State (Sept. 10)
at Oregon State (Sept. 24)
vs. BYU (Oct. 15)
MW home: Colorado State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State
MW road: Air Force, Hawaii, New Mexico, Wyoming

2017
vs. Troy (Sept. 2)
at Washington State (Sept. 9)
vs. Virginia (Sept. 23)
at BYU (Oct. 7)

2018
at Troy (Sept. 1)
vs. Connecticut (Sept. 8)
at Oklahoma State (Sept. 15)
vs. BYU (Oct. 20)

2019
at Florida State (Sept. 7)
at BYU (Oct. 12)

2020
vs. Florida State (Sept. 12)
vs. BYU (Oct. 17)

2021
vs. Oklahoma State (Sept. 18)
at BYU (Oct. 9)

2022
vs. Michigan State (Sept. 17)
vs. BYU (Oct. 8)

2023
at Michigan State (Sept. 16)
at BYU (Oct. 14)

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OUR COVERAGE

Monday blog: Highlights from coach Chris Petersen’s press conference, with video
Tuesday story: Tailback Aaron Baltazar will miss the rest of the season
Tuesday blog: Mountain West Football Report
Wednesday story: Utah State tries to replace QB Chuckie Keeton
Wednesday blog: Safety Taylor Loffler thrives in first playing time
Thursday story: Linebacker Ben Weaver’s preparation leads to breakout season

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GAME NOTES

Boise State game notes
Boise State depth chart
Boise State stats
Utah State game notes
Mountain West weekly notes

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UTAH STATE COVERAGE

Salt Lake Tribune

Deseret News

You can follow beat writer Kyle Goon on Twitter, @kylegoon.

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GAME FACTS

Boise State at Utah State

When: 6:05 p.m. Saturday

Where: Romney Stadium (25,513, AstroTurf GameDay Grass)

TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Aaron Taylor, Lauren Gardner); channel 332/410 (HD) on Cable One, 221 on DirecTV and 158 on Dish Network

Radio: KBOI (670AM), KKGL (96.9 FM); Bob Behler, Pete Cavender

Records: Boise State is 3-2 overall, 1-1 Mountain West; Utah State is 3-3, 2-0

Series: Boise State leads 13-4 (BSU 50-14, 2010 in Boise)


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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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