Broncos Aim To Reclaim Milk Can From Bulldogs
Oct. 13, 2014

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BOISE, Idaho - Fresh off its first bye of the 2014 season, the Boise State football team will return home for the first time in nearly a month, squaring off against Fresno State in the first of back-to-back home Friday night games.

The Broncos (4-2, 2-1) and Bulldogs (3-4, 2-1) are slated to kick at 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 17) at Albertsons Stadium, and the game will be nationally televised by ESPN.

THE SERIES: Boise State boasts an 11-5 advantage in the all-time series, having lost just twice to Fresno State since joining the Western Athletic Conference in 2001. Boise State is 6-0 in home games against the Bulldogs since 2001, and has only lost once in Boise - on Sept. 8, 1984 (37-21).

Fresno State won last year's meeting in Fresno, Calif. (41-40), ending the Broncos' seven-game winning streak over the Bulldogs.

NON-SATURDAY GAMES: Boise State is 41-12 all-time when playing a game on any day other than Saturday, including a 35-7 mark during the regular season and a 20-5 record on Friday regular-season games.

The Broncos have lost their last two Friday performances - to Fresno State (41-40; Sept. 20, 2013) and BYU (Oct. 25, 2013), the team's next two Friday opponents. However, each game was on the road. Boise State has never lost a home Friday game, going a perfect 10-0 all-time.

PROTECTING THE BLUE: Since opening Albertsons Stadium (formerly Bronco Stadium) in 1970, Boise State is 239-51 at home, a winning percentage of .824. The mark ranks fourth nationally, trailing only Baylor (3-0 at McLane Stadium; 1.000), Marshall (139-25 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium; .848) and Georgia Southern (179-33 at Paulson Stadium; .844).

Following its victory over Louisiana (Sept. 20), Boise State has now won nine-consecutive home games. The Broncos went a perfect 6-0 at home in 2013, the first perfect home record since 2010. Boise State lost once at home in both 2011 and 2012, but prior to that had put together five-straight perfect seasons at home, and nine-straight perfect regular seasons at home. The only home loss during that time came in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl against Boston College (27-21).

Boise State has the best home winning percentage in the country since the start of the 2000 season with a record of 87-4 (.956).

OCTOBER SUCCESS: Prior to dropping last year's game against BYU (37-20; Oct. 25), Boise State had won 50-consecutive games during the month of October. The Broncos, 1-0 during October in 2014, are 65-12 since joining what is now the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1996.

POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Boise State has scored 69 points off turnovers this season, the fifth most in the country. Additionally, the Broncos' average of 11.5 points off turnovers per game ranks third nationally. Included have been three defensive touchdowns - a fumble recovery (Tanner Vallejo) and an interception (Donte Deayon) against Connecticut, and an interception against Nevada (Tyler Gray).

PROTECTING THE BLUE: Since opening Albertsons Stadium (formerly Bronco Stadium) in 1970, Boise State is 239-51 at home, a winning percentage of .824. Th e mark ranks fourth nationally, trailing only Baylor (3-0 at McLane Stadium; 1.000), Marshall (139-25 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium; .848) and Georgia Southern (179- 33 at Paulson Stadium; .844).

Following its victory over Louisiana (Sept. 20), Boise State has now won nine consecutive home games. The Broncos went a perfect 6-0 at home in 2013, the first perfect home record since 2010. Boise State lost once at home in both 2011 and 2012, but prior to that had put together five-straight perfect seasons at home, and nine-straight perfect regular seasons at home. The only home loss during that time came in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl against Boston College (27-21).

Boise State has the best home winning percentage in the country since the start of the 2000 season with a record of 87-4 (.956).


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