2018 Football Schedule Announced
Boise State Athletics Release:
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State football team’s 2018 schedule was released by the Mountain West, Thursday. Dates, with the exception of the Broncos’ home match-up with Mountain Division rival Colorado State, are subject to change and kickoff times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
The Broncos and Rams will kick at 7 p.m., Oct. 19 (Friday), and the game will be nationally televised by ESPN2.
Boise State’s home opener is scheduled for Sept. 8 against Connecticut, the second of three-straight nonconference games to open the season. The Broncos also play at Troy (Sept. 1) and Oklahoma State (Sept. 15).
Following the nonconference stretch to open the year, the Broncos will have their only bye of the season before opening Mountain West play on the road Sept. 29 at Wyoming.
The Broncos’ first conference game on The Blue – a field filled with mystique – will be played Oct. 6, against San Diego State. The Aztecs, coming off a bye, will be making their first trip to Albertsons Stadium since 2014.
Boise State will then make its first trip to Reno in four years, squaring off against Nevada, Oct. 13. The game will be the Broncos’ fourth road match-up over its first six games of 2018.
The final six games of the regular season include four at home, starting with the previously-mentioned match-up with Colorado State. Boise State will then travel to face Air Force (Oct. 27) before hosting back-to-back weeks to kick off November – against BYU (Nov. 3) and Fresno State (Nov. 10), the latter a rematch of the 2017 Mountain West Championship Game.
The Broncos’ final regular-season road game will be played at New Mexico (Nov. 17), and the team will close the regular season at home against Utah State (Nov. 24).
The 2018 MW Championship Game will be played on Dec. 1, featuring the division champions at a to-be-determined site.
Today’s announcement represents the first phase of the MW scheduling process. The league’s national television partners – ESPN and CBS Sports Network – will now initiate a selection procedure, which will include the shifting of particular games to Thursdays and Fridays. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times.
Season tickets for the 2018 are on sale now. Ticket prices have been reduced throughout the stadium, and payment plans are available. To purchase, visit BroncoSports.com/tickets, or call the Athletic Ticket Office at (208) 426-4737.
The Broncos enter 2018 as the defending Mountain West Champions, returning 14 of their 19 all-conference honorees. Last season’s conference championship was the team’s 13th since joining what is now the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1996, more than any school in the country. During that time the Broncos have also won 10-or-more games 15 times, a mark that ranks second nationally only to Ohio State (17).
Boise State is also 108-7 at Albertsons Stadium since 2000, the nation’s highest home winning percentage (.939).
Sept. 1 – @ Troy
Sept. 8 – CONNECTICUT
Sept. 15 – @ Oklahoma State
Sept. 22 – Bye
Sept. 29 – @ Wyoming *
Oct. 6 – SAN DIEGO STATE *
Oct. 13 – @ Nevada *
Oct. 19 – COLORADO STATE * (7 p.m./ESPN2)
Oct. 27 – @ Air Force *
Nov. 3 – BYU
Nov. 10 – FRESNO STATE *
Nov. 17 – @ New Mexico *
Nov. 24 – UTAH STATE *
* – MW Game | Home Games in BOLD