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Boise State-Air Force: Fans guide to Friday’s football game and postseason scenarios

Air Force beat Boise State 37-30 last season in Albertsons Stadium, making it two straight victories over the Broncos. Air Force is one of just 11 teams that owns a .500 record or better against Boise State all-time (minimum of two meetings). The others are Arkansas (2-0), Central Michigan (2-2), Georgia (1-1), Louisville (1-1), North Texas (3-2), Rice (1-1), San Diego State (2-2), TCU (2-2), Washington (2-2), Washington State (4-1).
Air Force beat Boise State 37-30 last season in Albertsons Stadium, making it two straight victories over the Broncos. Air Force is one of just 11 teams that owns a .500 record or better against Boise State all-time (minimum of two meetings). The others are Arkansas (2-0), Central Michigan (2-2), Georgia (1-1), Louisville (1-1), North Texas (3-2), Rice (1-1), San Diego State (2-2), TCU (2-2), Washington (2-2), Washington State (4-1). Statesman file photo

LAST WEEK

▪ Boise State, McNichols cash in against UNLV

▪ Air Force beats San Jose State in final seconds

▪ Boise State’s division hopes take hit with Wyoming upset vs. SDSU

▪ Broncos move up in AP, coaches polls

Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos discusses the challenge of facing Air Force's option, which has been trouble for the Broncos the last two years.

NO. 20 BOISE STATE AT AIR FORCE

▪ When: 1:30 p.m. Friday

▪ Where: Falcon Stadium (46,692), Colorado Springs, Colo.

▪ TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Jenny Dell)

▪ Where to find CBS Sports Network: Cable One (channel 139, 1139 HD), DirecTV (channel 221) and Dish Network (channel 158)

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

▪ Records: Boise State 10-1, 6-1 Mountain West; Air Force 8-3, 4-3

▪ Series: Tied 2-2

▪ Last four meetings: 2015 — AF def. BSU 37-30; 2014 — AF def. BSU 28-14; 2013 — BSU def. AF 42-20; 2011 — BSU def. AF 37-26

▪ Vegas line: Boise State by 10

▪ Kickoff weather: Mid-50s, sunny and light winds

▪ Years as FBS-level program: Boise State (21), AF (60)

▪ Bowl appearances: Boise State 16 (11-5); UNLV 25 (11-13-1)

▪ Number of times ranked in the AP Poll and highest ranking, according to Sports-Reference.com: Boise State — 135 weeks ranked (high of No. 2 in 2010); Air Force— 78 weeks (high of No. 4 in 1985)

▪ Boise State’s next game: TBD

Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin speaks to the media Nov. 21, 2016.

POSTSEASON SCENARIOS

▪ If Boise State defeats Air Force AND New Mexico defeats Wyoming, Boise State wins the Mountain Division and will play San Diego State in the Mountain West Championship game Dec. 3, likely in Boise.

▪ If Boise State loses to Air Force OR Wyoming wins, Wyoming wins the Mountain Division and plays San Diego State in the Mountain West Championship game in Laramie or San Diego.

▪ At the end of the regular season, the Mountain West team with the highest computer ranking will host the championship game. The average ranking is taken from the Anderson & Hester, Billingsley, Colley Matrix and Wolfe computer rankings.

Boise State co-OC/quarterbacks coach Zak Hill talks about facing a tough Air Force defense in the Broncos' biggest game of the year.

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES

▪ VIDEO: Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo said choosing surgery one of his life's hardest decisions

▪ McNichols is receiving national attention, but Harsin wants more: ‘I don’t get it’

▪ Boise State’s Martarano has broken leg; McNichols not a Walker finalist

▪ Rypien embraces change as Boise State football’s offense evolves

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