Boise State, coming off a 52-26 loss Friday at Utah State, will get a wider audience and a little extra cash for its home game Saturday against Wyoming.
The Broncos (5-2, 2-1 Mountain West) will host Wyoming (1-6, 1-2) at 8:15 p.m. at Albertsons Stadium. It was announced Sunday the game will be broadcast on ESPN2. When the kickoff time was released Monday, the game was to be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU. With it being announced for ESPN2, the Broncos will get a $500,000 bonus. It would not have received a bonus if ESPNU picked up the game.
Previous bonuses this season included $300,000 for the Washington game and $500,000 for the Hawaii game. Boise State also will receive $300,000 for the Nov. 20 game against Air Force. A kickoff time and TV selection for the Oct. 31 game at UNLV is expected to be announced Monday.
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Boise State fell out of the Top 25 in the Associated Press and coaches’ polls Sunday. The Broncos received eight points in the AP poll and two points in the coaches’ poll. Check out the complete polls here.