Broncos Face Air Force In Finale
Nov. 22, 2016

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Boise State
10-1, 6-1 MW
No. 20/19 Boise State at Air Force
Friday, Nov. 25 | 1:30 p.m. MT
Falcon Stadium | USAFA, Colo.
Broadcast: CBS Sports Network
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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team, ranked 19th and 20th in the Coaches and Associated Press Polls this week, respectively, will close out its regular season at Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday (Nov. 25).

The Broncos (10-1, 6-1 MW) and Falcons (8-3, 4-3 MW) are slated to kick at 1:30 p.m. at Falcon Stadium, and the game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports Network.

THE SERIES: Boise State, 2-2 all-time against Air Force, has dropped each of the last two match-ups with the Falcons. The Broncos dropped a 28-14 contest in 2014, the only previous game played at Falcon Stadium, and fell 37-30 last year in Boise.

Only twice in school history has an opponent defeated Boise State in at least three-straight years - Idaho (1982-93) and Nevada (1996-98).

EXORCISING DEMONS: Boise State lost four games last season, and all four teams are back on the schedule for 2016. The Road to Redemption began Oct. 1 against Utah State, and continued against New Mexico (Oct. 7) and BYU (Oct. 20). The Broncos have avenged the first three losses, knocking off the Aggies (21-10), downing the Lobos (49-21) and defeating the Cougars (28-27), and have one more chance for retribution - against Air Force in the regular-season finale, Nov. 25.

Stringing together back-to-back wins is rare for Boise State's opponents. Since the Broncos joined the Western Athletic Conference in 2001, only two opponents have notched back-to-back victories over Boise State -- San Diego State (2012-13) and Air Force (2014-15). Only 10 conference opponents in school history have accomplished the feat against Boise State.

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 10 wins this season.

NON-SATURDAY GAMES: Boise State is 53-14 all-time in non-Saturday games, including a mark of 45-9 during the regular season. When playing on Friday, the Broncos are 29-7 during the regular season. Boise State has won six-straight non-Saturday contests, the last loss coming to Air Force, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 (37-30).

IT COMES DOWN TO THE FINAL GAME: Boise State's hopes for a Mountain Division title and a spot in the Mountain West Championship Game come down to this final weekend of the regular season. The Broncos and Wyoming are tied atop the division at 6-1, but with the Cowboys owning the head-to-head tiebreaker thanks to its 30-28 win over the Broncos on Oct. 29, Boise State will need a win over Air Force Friday (1:30 p.m. MT kickoff ) combined with a Wyoming loss to New Mexico Saturday (8:15 p.m. MT kickoff ) to sneak into the conference title game.

BRONCOS BACK TO 10 WINS: Friday's 42-25 victory over UNLV improved Boise State to 10-1 on the season, the Broncos' 14th 10-win season since joining Division I-A (now FBS) in 1996. It is also Boise State's second 10-win season over the past three years, along with a 12-2 fi nish 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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