Boise State Football

UNLV at Boise State: Fans guide to Friday’s football game

UNLV will be without its No. 1 target Friday, as junior wide receiver Devonte Boyd suffered a broken arm in Saturday’s triple-overtime win over Wyoming. Boyd, a preseason All-Mountain West pick along with Sperbeck, has 45 receptions for 746 yards and four TDs, including 10 catches for 127 yards against the Cowboys. Last season against the Broncos, Boyd had 116 yards. The team’s top pass catcher expected to play Friday is tight end Andrew Price, who has 13 receptions for 166 yards.
UNLV will be without its No. 1 target Friday, as junior wide receiver Devonte Boyd suffered a broken arm in Saturday’s triple-overtime win over Wyoming. Boyd, a preseason All-Mountain West pick along with Sperbeck, has 45 receptions for 746 yards and four TDs, including 10 catches for 127 yards against the Cowboys. Last season against the Broncos, Boyd had 116 yards. The team’s top pass catcher expected to play Friday is tight end Andrew Price, who has 13 receptions for 166 yards. The Associated Press

LAST WEEK

▪ Boise State football puts together complete effort in 52-16 rout of Hawaii

▪ UNLV claims 3OT thriller over Wyoming 69-66

▪ Boise State joined by another Mountain West team in top 25

UNLV AT NO. 22 BOISE STATE

▪ When: 7 p.m. Friday

▪ Where: Albertsons Stadium (36,387, FieldTurf), Boise

▪ TV: ESPN2 (Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Molly McGrath)

▪ Where to find ESPN2: Cable One (channel 134, 1134 HD), DirecTV (channel 209) and Dish Network (channel 144)

▪ Radio: KBOI 670 AM/KTIK 93.1 FM (Bob Behler, Pete Cavender)

▪ Records: Boise State 9-1, 5-1 Mountain West; UNLV 4-6, 3-3

▪ Series: Boise State leads 6-3 (won 55-27 in 2015 in Las Vegas)

▪ Vegas line: Boise State by 28  1/2

▪ Kickoff weather: Low-40s, light winds

▪ Last five meetings: 2015 — BSU def. UNLV 55-27; 2012 — BSU def. UNLV 32-7; 2011 — BSU def. UNLV 48-21; 1977 — BSU def. UNLV 45-14; 1976 — UNLV def. BSU 31-26.

▪ Years as FBS-level program: Boise State (21), UNLV (39)

▪ Bowl appearances: Boise State 16 (11-5); UNLV 4 (3-1)

▪ Number of times ranked in the AP Poll and highest ranking, according to Sports-Reference.com: Boise State — 134 weeks ranked (high of No. 2 in 2010); UNLV— Never ranked

▪ Did you know? UNLV has had one consensus All-American in program history: punter Joe Kristosik in 1998. Boise State has had two (offensive linemen Ryan Clady and Nate Potter).

Boise State’s next away game: at Air Force (Friday, Nov. 25, 1:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network)

COLOR SCHEME

It’s Senior Night — all fans are asked to wear any Boise State colors.

Boise State receiver Thomas Sperbeck talks about Senior Day and potentially his last game in the blue.

HONORING 19 SENIORS

The football program will honor its seniors before kickoff of Friday’s game.

The 19 are: Will Adams (OL), Chaz Anderson (WR), Travis Averill (OL), Steven Baggett (OL), Kellen Buhr (OL), Devan Demas (RB), Raymond Ford (CB), Elliot Hoyte (DT), Chanceller James (S), Darren Lee (LB), Sam McCaskill (DE), Jonathan Moxey (CB), Taylor Pope (WR), Tyler Rausa (K), Thomas Sperbeck (WR), Tanner Vallejo (LB), Sean Wale (P), Ben Weaver (LB) and Mario Yakoo (OL).

Each of the last 14 Boise State senior classes have won at least 40 games during their careers, or an average of 10 victories per season. The 2016 class will need to win 11 games to make it 15-straight senior classes, having won eight games in 2013, 12 in 2014 and nine last season. The Broncos have already registered nine wins this season.

BRONCO WALK

The team will walk from the Student Union Building through campus to the Bleymaier Football Center north of Albertsons Stadium approximately 2 1/2 hours before kickoff of home games, letting fans get an up-close look at the team. This week’s Bronco Walk will start at approximately 4:30 p.m.

PARKING

Stadium lots open at 3 p.m. Friday.

Free parking is now available on Boise State game days at Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park and Ann Morrison Park. Vehicles will not be towed from those parks, or Julia Davis, until 3 a.m. The 10-to-10 drinking ordinance does not apply to Kristin Armstrong or Ann Morrison; that only applies to Julia Davis.

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ALCOHOL

The 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. designated tailgate zone, above, continues this season. Fans 21 and older are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages in opaque plastic cups in designated areas. However, State Board of Education rules remain in effect, based on actions this summer.

PROHIBITED ITEMS INSIDE THE STADIUM

Weapons, alcohol, artificial noisemakers, outside food/drink, glass bottles/containers, plastic bottles/containers, large bags/backpacks, hard-sided or wheeled bags, umbrellas, coolers, baskets, etc., long-lens cameras, tripods, tape recorders, video recorders, electronic transmitting devices, iPads, tablets and laptops.

Linebacker Ben Weaver reflects on his storied career.

FREE DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE

Game-day shuttles will run to and from downtown for each home game this season. Before the game, downtown pickups occur every 15 minutes for two hours prior to game time at:

6th & Grove

8th & Main

11th & Main

8th between Idaho & Bannock

8th & Broad

Fans are dropped off on the east side of Albertsons Stadium just off Broadway Avenue. After the game, fans are picked up again on the east side of the stadium and taken back downtown. The shuttle runs for one hour after the game is over.

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