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The computers have spoken: Boise State will host Mountain West football championship

Boise State coach Bryan Harsin, post-Fresno State comments

Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin discusses the Broncos' 28-17 loss at Fresno State on Nov. 25, 2017.
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Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin discusses the Broncos' 28-17 loss at Fresno State on Nov. 25, 2017.

Boise State left it up to the computers to determine if the Broncos would host the Mountain West football championship game, and despite Fresno State gaining ground following Saturday’s win, the game is coming to Boise.

The game will kick off at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Albertsons Stadium, televised on ESPN. Both Boise State and Fresno State are 9-3 overall and 7-1 in Mountain West play.

Mountain West hosting protocol, if neither team is in the College Football Playoff rankings, utilizes four computer polls — Anderson & Hester, Billingsley, Colley Matrix and Wolfe. The team with the lowest average is the host, and Boise State averaged 30.25, Fresno State 34.25.

Here is how it broke down:

Anderson & Hester: Boise State 32, Fresno State 41

Billingsley: Fresno State 27, Boise State 30

Colley: Boise State 26, Fresno State 35

Wolfe: Boise State 33, Fresno State 34

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Tickets are on sale to the general public at BroncoSports.com/tickets. They can be purchased online, by phone at 208-426-4737 or in person at the Athletic Ticket Office located on the west side of Albertsons Stadium. Season-ticket holders can log into their ticket account to purchase their same seats and print them at home. They will be held until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets are $40 in the main stadium and south end zone, and $20 in the north end zone. Student tickets are free, and student guest tickets are available for $9. Student ticket reservations will begin at 8 a.m. Monday.

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