Broncos Announces Home-and-Home Series with Virginia

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                BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University and the University of Virginia have announced a home-and-home series in football for the years 2015 and 2017.

                The Broncos will travel to Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 26, 2015, with the Cavaliers making the trip to Bronco Stadium Sept. 23, 2017. 

                Both schools will exchange a guarantee of $200,000.

                This will mark the first time Boise State and Virginia have met on the football field, and just the third time the Broncos have played a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

                "I think our fans will be extremely excited about the Broncos hosting an ACC school," Boise State Director of Athletics Mark Coyle stated.  "We continue to work hard on scheduling home-and-home games against BCS opponents and a series like this with an east coast team will help spread the Bronco brand."

                Boise State's first meeting against an ACC school was in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl in Boise with Boston College posting a 27-21 victory.  The Broncos evened their record against the league with a 33-30 defeat of Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to open the 2010 season.

                The 2017 matchup will mark the second time Virginia has played on the Blue Turf of Bronco Stadium.  At the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl, the Cavaliers lost to Fresno State, 37-34 in overtime.

                Other nonconference games for Boise State in 2015 include a trip to BYU Sept. 12, and a home game against the University of Washington Sept. 19.

                In 2017, Boise State currently has nonconference games scheduled at Washington State (Sept. 9) and BYU (Oct. 7).

                The Broncos are coming off an 11-2 season in 2012, which included a tie for the Mountain West Conference Championship and a 28-26 win over Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. 

Boise State finished the 2012 season ranked No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll, No. 18 in the Associated Press media poll and No. 19 in the final BCS Standings. 

The Broncos have the best record in college football since 1997 with an overall mark of 168-35 (.828), and the best home winning percentage since 2000 with a 79-4 record (.952).

                Virginia posted an overall record of 4-8 last year, and a 2-6 mark in the ACC.

                Boise State also recently announced its home-and-away schedule for Mountain West games. 

The following is Boise State's tentative football schedule for the next four seasons:

2013

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Aug. 31      at Washington                                  Seattle                                    TBA

Sept. 7       Tennessee-Martin                           Boise                                      TBA

Sept. 28     Southern Miss                                  Boise                                      TBA

Oct. 26       at BYU                                                 Provo, Utah                           TBA

TBA             * Air Force                                        Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Nevada                                           Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * New Mexico                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Wyoming                                       Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * at Colorado State                          Fort Collins, Colo.                 TBA

TBA             * at Fresno State                              Fresno, Calif.                         TBA

TBA             * at San Diego State                         San Diego                              TBA

TBA             * at Utah State                                  Logan, Utah                           TBA

2014

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Aug. 28      vs. Ole Miss                                       Atlanta, Ga.                            TBA

                                                                                Georgia Dome

Oct. 25       BYU                                                    Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Colorado State                              Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Fresno State                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * San Diego State                            Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Utah State                                     Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * at Air Force                                    USAF Academy, Colo.          TBA

TBA             * at Nevada                                       Reno, Nev.                             TBA

TBA             * at New Mexico                              Albuquerque, N.M.              TBA

TBA             * at Wyoming                                   Laramie, Wyo.                      TBA

Boise State will not play Hawai'i, San Jose State and UNLV in 2013 and 2014.

 

2015

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Sept. 12     at BYU                                                 Provo, Utah                           TBA

Sept. 19     Washington                                      Boise                                      TBA

Sept. 26     at Virginia                                          Charlottesville, Va.               TBA

TBA             * Air Force                                        Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Hawai'i                                            Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * New Mexico                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Wyoming                                       Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * at Colorado State                          Fort Collins, Colo.                 TBA

TBA             * at San Jose State                           San Jose, Calif.                      TBA

TBA             * at UNLV                                           Las Vegas                               TBA

TBA             * at Utah State                                  Logan, Utah                           TBA

2016

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Sept. 10     Washington State                            Boise                                      TBA

Sept. 24     at Oregon State                                Corvallis, Ore.                       TBA

Oct. 15       BYU                                                    Boise                                      TBA

TBA             Colorado State                                 Boise                                      TBA

TBA             San Jose State                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             UNLV                                                 Boise                                      TBA

TBA             Utah State                                        Boise                                      TBA

TBA             at Air Force                                       USAF Academy, Colo.          TBA

TBA             at Hawai'i                                           Honolulu                                TBA

TBA             at New Mexico                                 Albuquerque, N.M.              TBA

TBA             at Wyoming                                       Laramie, Wyo.                      TBA

Boise State will not play Fresno State, Nevada and San Diego State in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Home Games at Bronco Stadium in Bold.       * Mountain West Game