The Boise State University football team (4-1, 1-0 WAC) will make its third straight appearance on ESPN this Sunday (Oct. 14) when the Broncos play host to the University of Nevada (2-3, 0-1 WAC). Kickoff for the nationally broadcast WAC game is 6:02 p.m. (MT) at Bronco Stadium.
Boise State, the five-time defending WAC champion, opened its league season last Sunday (Oct. 7) with a 58-0 victory over New Mexico State University. Dating back to the start of the 2002 season, the Broncos have the best record in the country for league games at 40-1 for a 97.6 winning percentage. USC is next at 39-5 for 88.6 percent. The only loss was a 27-7 defeat at Fresno State in 2004. Boise State has also won 25 straight home conference games. Its last loss in a league game at Bronco Stadium was to the University of Idaho in the final game of the 1998 season, 36-35 in overtime when both schools were members of the Big West Conference.
Sunday's contest will be the third of five games to be broadcast this season on ESPN or ESPN2. The Broncos have already had two games broadcast by the sports cable network when Boise State handed Southern Miss. a 38-16 loss on Sept. 27, and New Mexico State a 58-0 defeat on Oct. 7. The final two regular scheduled games to be broadcast will be on ESPN2. They include at Fresno State on Oct. 26 (Friday) and at the University of Hawai'i on Nov. 23 (Friday). Boise State has an all-time record of 23-4 for nationally broadcast TV games.