Senior Night Friday vs. Air Force
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7-3, 5-1 MW
Boise State vs. Air Force
Friday, Nov. 20 | 7:30 p.m. MT
Albertsons Stadium | Boise, Idaho
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7-2, 4-1 MW
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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team (7-3, 4-2 MW) will host its final home game of the regular season Friday (Nov. 20) at Albertsons Stadium, squaring off against Air Force (7-3, 5-1 MW) at 7:30 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

SENIOR DAY: Boise State will honor 20 seniors prior to kick: Robert Ash, Donte Deayon, Jerhen Ertel, Jack Fields, Tyler Gray, Jake Hardee, Marcus Henry, Tyler Horn, Holden Huff , Terrell Johnson, Kevin Keane, Mercy Maston, Tutulupeatau Mataele, Rondell McNair, Armand Nance, Rees Odhiambo, Justin Taimatuia, Darian Thompson, Shane Williams-Rhodes and Kelsey Young.

The 2015 senior class boasts 38 victories, two shy of becoming the 14th-consecutive Bronco senior their careers.

THE SERIES: Boise State leads the all-time series with Air Force, 2-1. Each meeting has come since the Broncos joined the Mountain West, and each Boise State victory has come at Albertsons Stadium - 37-26 in 2011 and 42-20 in 2013. Th e Broncos' loss came last season at the Air Force Academy (28-14).

NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT: Despite Saturday night's 31-24 loss to New Mexico, Boise State remains firmly in the hunt for the Mountain West's Mountain Division title. As it stands after Saturday, Air Force leads the division at 5-1 with New Mexico and Boise State each a game behind at 4-2. Here's how the Broncos can bounce back to claim the division crown and a spot in the Sports Authority Mountain West Championship:

If the Broncos defeat Air Force this Friday, it would give the Broncos the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Falcons. Wins over Air Force and San Jose State (Nov. 27 in San Jose) combined with one loss by New Mexico over its final two contests (at Colorado State, home against Air Force) would make Boise State the Mountain Division champion.

NON-SATURDAY GAMES: The meeting with Air Force is the Broncos' third Friday night home game of the season, a day that has been kind to the Broncos in Albertsons Stadium. Boise State is undefeated in Friday night home games, boasting a record of 14-0 all-time.

Boise State is 47-13 all-time in non-Saturday games, including a mark of 25-6 on Friday during the regular season. The Broncos were defeated by Utah State in their last Friday night contest, but had won six-straight non-Saturday games prior to the loss.

Boise State will play six non-Saturday games during the regular season in 2015 (all Fridays), tied for the most in school history (2007 and 2009).

CONSECUTIVE LOSSES: A Boise State loss at Albertsons Stadium is a rare occurrence -- the Broncos have lost just five since the start of the 1999 season -- but consecutive home losses are something the Broncos have not experienced since the final two home contests in 1997. The last time Boise State lost consecutive home games in back-to-back weeks was in 1993, when the Broncos lost each of their final three, all home games.

The Broncos have not lost back-to-back games, regardless of location, since 2007. That year Boise State lost its regular-season finale (Hawaii) and its bowl game (East Carolina; Sheraton Hawaii Bowl).

Additionally, since Boise State joined the WAC in 2001, only one school has defeated the Broncos in back-to-back seasons. San Diego State won in Boise in 2012 and in San Diego in 2013. Air Force knocked off the Broncos last season in Colorado Springs. Only nine conference opponents in school history have accomplished the feat against Boise State.

FACING ANOTHER STRONG RUNNING ATTACK: Boise State yielded its first individual 100-yard rusher in Saturday's loss to New Mexico as Jhurrell Pressley racked up 132 yards on just nine carries, highlighted by a 74-yard scoring run in the first quarter that marked the longest run from scrimmage against the Broncos in 2015.

New Mexico also ran for a team total of 195 yards, the highest amount against Boise State this season. It won't get any easier for the Broncos this week, as the defense, which ranks fourth in the FBS with 94.6 rushing yards allowed per game, faces an Air Force rushing attack that ranks third with 332.8 yards per game.


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