BOISE — Boise State football's home opener against Colorado State will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2, the school and the Mountain West announced Thursday.
The Broncos will collect a $500,000 national television bonus from the Mountain West for that game. Boise State will also collect $300,000 for Friday night home contests on ESPN or ESPN2 against Fresno State and BYU, pushing its total to $1.1 million.
The Broncos have three other games on the ESPN family of networks vs. San Diego State, at Wyoming and vs. Utah State. If those games are on ESPN or ESPN2, the Broncos will collect additional national television bonus money.
Of the Broncos' 12 regular-season games, seven will be on an ESPN network and four will be on CBS Sports Network. The only game without television right now is the Sept. 13 date at Connecticut. The American Athletic Conference controls the television rights to that game.
ESPN, which owns the rights to all of Boise State's home games, has the option to trade one game with CBS Sports Network. ESPN traded the Louisiana game for the Wyoming game, once again giving CBS Sports Network one game at Bronco Stadium.
Aug. 28 vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta), 6 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 6 vs. Colorado State (Boise), 8:15 p.m. ESPN2
Sept. 13 at Connecticut (East Hartford), 10 a.m. ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Sept. 20 vs. Louisiana (Boise), 8:30 p.m. CBSSN
Sept. 27 at Air Force (Colorado Springs), 5 p.m. CBSSN
Oct. 4 at Nevada (Reno), 8:30 p.m. CBSSN
Oct. 17 vs. Fresno State (Boise), 6 p.m. ESPN
Oct. 24 vs. BYU (Boise), 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
Nov. 8 at New Mexico (Albuquerque), 5 p.m. CBSSN
Nov. 15 vs. San Diego State (Boise), TBA ESPN Network
Nov. 22 at Wyoming (Laramie), TBA ESPN Network
Nov. 29 vs. Utah State (Boise), TBA ESPN Network