Broncos Announce Football Series with Utah State

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BOISE, Idaho – Boise State and Utah State will play a two-year, home-and-home football series beginning in 2014, the schools announced Friday.

The teams will meet in Logan, Utah, Sept. 27, 2014, and at Bronco Stadium, Sept. 26, 2015.

“We have a lot of respect for Coach Andersen and what he has accomplished at Utah State the last three seasons,” Bronco football head coach Chris Petersen said. “He has the Aggies playing at an extremely high level, and this adds another quality opponent to a stretch where we will be playing the most difficult schedules in Bronco football history.”

For 2014, which will mark the Broncos’ second season as a member of the Big East Conference, the Aggies join a list of nonconference games that also includes Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. (Aug. 28), and a home game against BYU, Oct. 25.

The 2015 nonconference slate includes a road game against BYU (Sept. 12) followed by a home game against Washington (Sept. 19), and then the meeting with Utah State.

The regional rivalry between the Broncos and Aggies began when the schools met as nonconference opponents in 1975. The teams played five times before meeting as league foes in the Big West Conference from 1996-2000.

Following a nonconference game in 2002, the schools again played as conference rivals from 2005-10 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Boise State leads the all-time series 13-4, including victories in each of the last 10 meetings.

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