BOISE, Idaho – Boise State’s football game at the University of Washington in 2013 has been moved from Sept. 7 (Saturday) to Aug. 31 (Saturday).
The game will be the first in newly-renovated Husky Stadium. Originally built in 1920, the stadium is currently under construction and the Huskies will play this season’s games at CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks. Television information for the game will be released at a later date.
In announcing the date change for the Washington game, Boise State also announced it has added the University of Tennessee-Martin to the 2013 schedule, Sept. 7.
Boise State’s other two nonconference games in 2013 include a trip to BYU on Sept. 21 (Saturday) and a home game against Southern Miss on Sept. 28 (Saturday). BYU and Southern Miss both finished last season ranked in final USA Today Coaches’ Poll at Nos. 19 and 25, respectively.
“The 2013 schedule is going to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedule in school history,” Bronco Head Coach Chris Petersen commented. “I think fans know how tough it is to play on the road at Washington and BYU. Add a game against an always-talented Southern Miss team and a very competitive Big East schedule with some teams we’ve never faced before, and you have the makings of one of the strongest schedules in school history.”
Although the conference schedule for 2013 has not been announced, Big East membership will include Boise State, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State, SMU, South Florida and Temple.
Houston was ranked No. 14 and Cincinnati No. 21 in the final coaches’ poll last season.