Broncos Announce Series with Rice, UTEP
May 11, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team has agreed to home-and-home series with UTEP (2021 and 2022) and Rice (2023 and 2024), Director of Athletics Mark Coyle announced Monday.

The Broncos and Miners will meet in Boise Sept. 4, 2021, and in El Paso, Texas Sept. 24, 2022.

The Owls will visit Boise Sept. 9, 2023, and the Broncos will travel to Houston Sept. 7, 2024.

Boise State will exchange a guarantee of $300,000 with each school.

Boise State is 5-0 all-time against UTEP, defeating the Miners in the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl (38-23) and in four meetings as members of the Western Athletic Conference from 2001-04. The Broncos are 1-1 against Rice, each game coming while the schools were opponents in the WAC (2001-02).

Rice and UTEP are each currently members of Conference USA, a league the Broncos have gone 8-2 against all-time.

Today's announcement completes the nonconference schedule for both 2022 and 2023. The Broncos still have one nonconference game to secure for 2021, and the game at Rice is the first nonconference contest for 2024.

A look at Boise State's future nonconference schedules can be found below:

2015
Sept. 4 - WASHINGTON
Sept. 12 - @ BYU
Sept. 18 - IDAHO STATE
Sept. 25 - @ Virginia

2016
Sept. 3 - @ Louisiana
Sept. 10 - WASHINGTON STATE
Sept. 24 - @ Oregon State
Oct. 22 - BYU

2017
Sept. 2 - TROY
Sept. 9 - @ Washington State
Sept. 23 - VIRGINIA
Oct. 7 - @ BYU

2018
Sept. 1 - @ Troy
Sept. 8 - CONNECTICUT
Sept. 15 - @ Oklahoma State
Oct. 20 - BYU

2019
Sept. 7 - @ Florida State
Sept. 21 - CINCINNATI
Oct. 19 - @ BYU

2020
Sept. 12 - FLORIDA STATE
Sept. 26 - @ Cincinnati
Oct. 17 - BYU

2021
Sept. 4 - UTEP
Sept. 18 - OKLAHOMA STATE
Oct. 9 - @ BYU

2022
Sept. 3 - @ Oregon State
Sept. 17 - MICHIGAN STATE
Sept. 24 - @ UTEP
Oct. 8 - BYU

2023
Sept. 2 - OREGON STATE
Sept. 9 - RICE
Sept. 16 - @ Michigan State
Oct. 14 - @ BYU

2024
Sept. 7 - @ Rice

Boise State, the nation's winningest team since 2000 (167-28; .856), is coming off a 2014 season in which it went 12-2, capturing both the Sports Authority Mountain West Football Championship and the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl.


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