BOISE STATE BOASTS 4-0 RECORD AGAINST TULSA: Boise State enters its game at Tulsa on Oct. 14 boasting a perfect 4-0 all-time record against the Golden Hurricane. The two teams first met in 2001, the year Boise State joined the Western Athletic Conference. The Broncos would play Tulsa from 2001-2004, prior to Tulsa leaving the WAC to join Conference USA.
BRONCOS 15-2 AGAINST CURRENT MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE USA: Boise State has historically fared well against the 12 teams that currently make up Conference USA. The Broncos hold a 15-2 overall record against current Conference USA teams, having played seven of the conference’s schools since 1994, and six of them since 2000. Boise State’s first game against a current Conference USA team was in the 1994 NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals where the Broncos beat Marshall, 28-24 at home to advance to the national title game. Boise State’s most recent meeting with a Conference USA opponent was in 2008, when the Broncos defeated Southern Miss, 24-7.
TELEVISION: ESPN will televise the game live nationally . Boise State is 30-7 all-time on ESPN and 32-7 on national television. This is Boise State’s third of six games scheduled to be on ESPN or ESPN2 this season.
RADIO: KIDO (580 and 630 AM) in Boise, will broadcast the game live with Bob Behler providing the play-by-play. Former Boise State football player Pete Cavender handles color commentary. The games can also be heard on the Boise State Broncos Radio Network in Twin Falls (KSNQ 98.3 FM), Pocatello (KWIK 1240AM), Idaho Falls (KID 590AM), McCall (KDZY 98.3 FM), Spokane/Coeur d’ Alene/North Idaho (KJRB 790AM), Ontario (KSRV 1380AM) and Tri-Cities, Wash. (KALE 960AM).
SPANISH RADIO: KWEI (La Ley 99.5FM) operated by Treasure Valley Broadcasting is the first ever Spanish radio flagship of Boise State football and will provide full signal coverage throughout the Treasure Valley for all home and away games commencing with the 2009 season. Steve Ramirez and Marcos Magallon will serve as play-by-play announcers while former Bronco Alex Guerrero will provide commentary.
BRONCOS 33-7 ALL-TIME ON NATIONAL TELEVISION: Boise State’s all-time record for games on national television is 33-7. The Broncos have six games scheduled to broadcast nationally this year, with two having been played already on Sept. 3 (Thursday) against No. 16 Oregon and Sept. 18 (Friday) against Fresno State, both on ESPN. Other games scheduled to be aired on national television include at Tulsa (Wednesday, Oct. 14 - ESPN), at Louisiana Tech (Friday, Nov. 6 – ESPN2), at Utah State (Friday, Nov. 20 – ESPN2) and Nevada (Friday, Nov. 27- ESPN2) (see complete list of national TV games on page 5 of release).
BOISE STATE 3-1 ALL-TIME IN WEDNESDAY GAMES: When Boise State meets Tulsa on Wednesday, Oct. 14, it will not be unfamiliar ground for Bronco fans, as it will mark the fifth time in school history that Boise State will play a Wednesday game. Since 2001 the Broncos have played 33 non-Saturday games, four of which have been on Wednesday. Boise State is 3-0 all-time in regular season games that were played on Wednesday, with the most recent win coming against Louisiana Tech, 38-3, on Oct. 1, 2008. Boise State’s only Wednesday loss came in the 2005 Humanitarian Bowl on Dec. 28 against Boston College (21-27). (see complete list of non-Saturday games on page 13 of release).