Senior Night Friday vs. UNLV
Nov. 14, 2016

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4-6, 3-3 MW
UNLV at Boise State
Friday, Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. MT
Albertsons Stadium | Boise, Idaho
Broadcast: ESPN2
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9-1, 5-1 MW
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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team, now ranked 22nd and 23rd in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Polls, respectively, returns to Albertsons Stadium for its final home game of the regular season Friday against UNLV. Kickoff between the Broncos (9-1, 5-1 MW) and Rebels (4-6, 3-3 MW) is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

THE SERIES: In a series that dates back to Sept. 16, 1972, Boise State holds a 6-3 advantage all-time, including a 4-0 record at home. The Broncos have won each of the last four meetings, the last loss coming Nov. 6, 1976 (31-26) in Las Vegas. The first six meetings were played in the 1970s, with each team winning three times on its home turf. The rivalry started again in 2011, Boise State's first season in the MW, and the Broncos are 3-0 as league rivals.

SENIOR DAY: Boise State will honor 19 seniors Friday night: Will Adams (OL), Chaz Anderson (WR), Travis Averill (OL), Steven Baggett (OL), Kellen Buhr (OL), Devan Demas (RB), Raymond Ford (CB), Elliot Hoyte (DT), Chanceller James (S), Darren Lee (LB), Sam McCaskill (DE), Jonathan Moxey (CB), Taylor Pope (WR), Tyler Rausa (K), Thomas Sperbeck (WR), Tanner Vallejo (LB), Sean Wale (P), Ben Weaver (LB) and Mario Yakoo (OL).

SENIOR SUCCESS: Each of the last 14 Boise State senior classes have won at least 40 games during their careers, or an average of 10 victories per season. The 2016 class will need to win 11 games to make it 15-straight senior classes, having won eight games in 2013, 12 in 2014 and nine last season. The Broncos have already registered nine wins this season.

NON-SATURDAY GAMES: Boise State is 52-14 all-time in non-Saturday games, including a mark of 44-9 during the regular season. When playing on Friday, the Broncos are 28-7 during the regular season -- including a mark of 15-1 at home all-time. The only home loss on a Friday came last season, a 37-30 loss to Air Force, Nov. 20, 2015. Since that game, the Broncos have won three-straight Friday games, and are 5-0 in non-Saturday contests.

GOING TO NEED HELP: Saturday's events in the Mountain West football world picked up Boise State's fl agging hopes of winning the Mountain Division, and thus earning a spot in the Mountain West Championship Game. Wyoming's upset loss at UNLV, combined with the Broncos' 52-16 win at Hawai'i and New Mexico's 24-21 win over Utah State, brought the teams into a three-way tie for fi rst atop the Mountain Division at 5-1. Boise State, with wins in its fi nal two conferences games (vs. UNLV, at Air Force) combined with a Wyoming loss (vs. San Diego State, at New Mexico), can claim the division title and a spot in the conference title game.

GOING FOR WIN NO. 10: Entering this Friday's game against UNLV, Boise State, at 9-1, sits on the precipice of another 10-win season. Since joining Division I-A (now FBS) in 1996, Boise State has won 10 games in a season 13 times, though just once over the last three years (12-2 in 2014). The Broncos had a run of seven-straight 10-win seasons, highlighted by undefeated campaigns in 2006 (13-0) and 2009 (14-0), from 2006-12.


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