DENVER The Western Athletic Conference released its 2008 football schedule Thursday, Feb. 28.
The WAC announced that 10 WAC games will be featured on one of the ESPN/ABC networks and Boise State will take place in four of them. This is the sixth consecutive season in which Boise State has been featured four or more times on one of the ESPN networks.
The Broncos first nationally televised game of the season will take place Wednesday, Oct. 1, against Louisiana Tech on ESPN. The following three nationally televised games will all be held on Friday evenings. Boise State will take on Hawaii at home Oct. 17 on ESPN, before travelling to San Jose State to play on ESPN2 Oct. 24. The Broncos will conclude their season Nov. 28, with an ESPN2 game against Fresno State at home.
“With some intriguing non-conference matchups and what could be several key conference games, we are extremely pleased with our ESPN schedule for the 2008 season,” said WAC Commissioner Karl Benson. “To be coming off two consecutive impressive seasons capped by BCS bowl games, we once again are thrilled to be providing our fans across the nation the opportunity to view some of the most exciting football in the country.”
Boise State’s non-conference schedule features Idaho State at home on Aug. 30, Bowling Green at home on Sept. 13, a trip to Oregon on Sept. 20 and a road game at Southern Miss on Oct. 11.
In addition to the televised WAC games the Broncos’ conference schedule will include a game at New Mexico State on Nov. 1, a home game against Utah State on Nov. 8, a road game at Idaho on Nov. 15 and a game at Nevada on Nov. 22.
Boise State has posted a 25-6 record in games played on national television since 1999 and a 46-2 conference record since 2002.
2008 Boise State Football Schedule
DATE TEAM LOCATION
Aug. 30 Idaho State Boise, Idaho
Sept. 13 Bowling Green Boise, Idaho
Sept. 20 @Oregon Eugene, Ore.
Oct. 1 Louisiana Tech Boise, Idaho (ESPN)
Oct. 11 @Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss.
Oct. 17 Hawaii Boise, Idaho (ESPN)
Oct. 24 @San Jose State San Jose, Calif. (ESPN2)
Nov. 1 @New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M.
Nov. 8 Utah State Boise, Idaho
Nov. 15 @Idaho Moscow, Idaho
Nov. 22 @Nevada Reno, Nev.
Nov. 28 Fresno State Boise, Idaho (ESPN2)