Broncos Open Home Schedule Saturday

Miami (Ohio) at Boise State
Saturday, Sept. 15
6 p.m. (MT)
Boise, Idaho
Bronco Stadium (37,000)

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Boise State vs. Miami Game Notes

Boise State football opens its 2012 home slate Saturday (Sept. 15), against Miami (Ohio). Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. (MT) at Bronco Stadium. The game will be nationally-televised by NBC Sports Network.

The Broncos have enjoyed plenty of success during home openers since Boise State became a four-year institution prior to the 1968 season. The football program is 34-10 in home openers since then, including a current 10-game winning streak. The last time the Broncos started its home schedule with a blemish was Sept. 8, 2011, with a 42-20 loss against Washington State.

Despite the sterling track record, the 2012 home opener is full of unknowns. An unfamiliar opponent, a tough loss at No. 13 Michigan State in the opener and a renovated Bronco Stadium all make this season’s home debut unlike any other.

The Broncos and RedHawks have met just once previously, a 48-0 win for Boise State Sept. 12, 2009, in Boise. The Broncos used four touchdown passes from Kellen Moore, including two to Titus Young, and a stout defensive effort to move to 2-0 on the season. The 2009 campaign went on to be one of the best in school history. Boise State defeated TCU in the Fiesta Bowl to cap a 14-0 season and finished No. 4 in both major polls.

Head coach Chris Petersen leads the team into this season’s first home game in uncharted territory. For the first time in Petersen’s tenure as head coach the Broncos will take the field with a sub-.500 record. The last time a Boise State team kicked off with a losing record was Oct. 1, 2005, a span of 2,541 days by the time the Broncos line up against the RedHawks.

Once game day arrives the Broncos and fans will be treated to a new-look Bronco Stadium. Offseason renovations to the facility saw permanent steel bleachers installed in the north and south end zones and increased the seating capacity by 3,500 seats. The stadium will now hold 37,000. Tickets for the home opener can still be purchased by clicking HERE or calling 208-426-4737.

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