From a purely football standpoint, the pairing of No. 23 Boise State and Boston College in the First Responder Bowl is attractive. Early bowl rankings have placed it among the best games outside the New Year’s Six. From a bowl experience standpoint, there are some serious drawbacks. Here are three reasons to love the Dec. 26 game, and three reasons to hate it.
Fresno State’s Matt Boateng blocked Haden Hoggarth’s point-after attempt in the fourth quarter of the Mountain West championship game moments after the Broncos scored a game-tying touchdown. Boateng also pressured Hoggarth on a missed field goal in the third quarter. The missed kicks forced the Broncos to meet the Bulldogs in overtime, where Fresno State topped Boise State’s field goal with a touchdown for a 19-16 win.
The UCF Knights stand where the Boise State Broncos were nearly a decade ago — winning games at a historic rate, often in lopsided fashion, and being left out of the national championship hunt. Whose 24-game win streak was better?
The Boise State football team has shown its toughness during a seven-game winning streak, and particularly during an undefeated November. The Broncos will play for the Mountain West championship for the second straight year.
The Boise State football team has used 21 starters on defense this season because of injuries and some ineffectiveness. The group has taken a step back in many stats but is allowing fewer points per game than last year.
The Boise State and Utah State football teams clash Saturday, Nov. 24, in a game that will determine the host for the Mountain West championship game against Fresno State. Here are predictions for the outcome.
The Boise State football team went to Albuquerque, N.M., dangerously shorthanded and got out with a blowout, 45-14 victory. The Broncos couldn’t ask for anything more than that in their “sandwich game” — an encounter with struggling New Mexico slammed between make-or-break showdowns with Top 25 teams Fresno State and Utah State.
The Boise State football team beat No. 16 Fresno State 24-17 on Friday night at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos improved to 5-1 in Mountain West play and kept their conference title hopes alive with a stunning comeback.
The Group of Five conferences have created an interesting race this year for the New Year’s Six bowl bid that goes to the highest-ranked conference champion outside of the Power Five. UCF, at 8-0 and with a 21-game winning streak, remains the favorite. But the Mountain West quietly has stockpiled three contenders directly behind the Golden Knights.
The Boise State football team enters Friday’s critical Mountain West showdown with No. 16 Fresno State as a home underdog — a position the Broncos never have experienced in a WAC or Mountain West conference game.
Air Force cadets high-fived and hugged some Boise State football players after the Broncos earned their first win at Falcon Stadium. The cadets had spent several hours teasing the Broncos from behind the bench.
The Boise State football team plays Saturday at Air Force, where the Broncos never have won. Maybe a wide receivers group that could be the deepest in school history can change that. Here’s our prediction.