BOISE, Idaho - The Western Athletic Conference today announced a 10-game ESPN/ESPN2 football television schedule for 2007 with Boise State taking part in half of those games. The schedule kicks off with 2007 Fiesta Bowl Champion Boise State hosting Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 27 in a game that will be shown on ESPN.
Boise State’s other appearances on ESPN/ESPN2 are on Sunday, Oct. 7, when the Broncos host New Mexico State on ESPN, on Sunday, Oct. 14, when they host Nevada on ESPN, on Friday, Oct. 26, when the Broncos travel to Fresno State on ESPN2, and on Friday, Nov. 23, when they visit Hawaii on ESPN2.
The five national television games in the 2007 season will run Boise State’s number of appearances on either national or regional network television to 40, with 27 of them coming as a member of the WAC. The Broncos boast an impressive 26-9 record in those games.
The five appearances on ESPN/ESPN2 are the second most in school history. The Broncos were on one of the ESPN networks seven times during the 2004 season. Boise State made seven national or regional network appearances last season as well with four of them coming on one of the ESPN networks. The Broncos were on network TV five times in 2005 with four of those on ESPN/ESPN2. Boise State has been on national or regional network television at least five tiimes every season since 2003 when the Broncos were on television five times with four of those on ESPN/ESPN2.
Following is a complete list of the WAC’s games on ESPN/ESPN2 during the 2007 season. Attached is a master schedule for all Western Athletic Conference teams.
2007 WAC ESPN Television Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 27, Southern Mississippi at Boise State, ESPN, 5:30 p.m. MT
Sunday, Oct. 7, New Mexico State at Boise State, ESPN, 6:00 p.m. MT
Friday, Oct. 12, Hawai'i at San Jose State, ESPN, 5:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, Oct. 14, Nevada at Boise State, ESPN, 6:00 p.m. MT
Friday, Oct. 26, Boise State at Fresno State, ESPN2, 6:00 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 2, Nevada at New Mexico State, ESPN2, 6:00 p.m. MT
Friday, Nov. 16, Hawai'i at Nevada, ESPN2, 8:00 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 23, Boise State at Hawai'i, ESPN2, 4:00 p.m. HT
Saturday, Nov. 24, Kansas State at Fresno State, ESPN or ESPN2, TBASaturday, Dec. 1, Washington at Hawai'i, ESPN or ESPN2, TBA