Broncos Host Aggies With Division On The Line
Nov. 24, 2014

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Utah State at Boise State
Saturday, Nov. 29 | 8:15 p.m. MT
Albertsons Stadium | Boise, Idaho
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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team will close the 2014 regular season at Albertsons Stadium Saturday, playing host to Mountain Division foe Utah State. The Broncos (9-2, 6-1) and Aggies (9-3, 6-1) are slated to kick off at 8:15 p.m., and the game will be nationally televised by ESPN2.

With a victory, Boise State will earn a trip to the 2014 Sports Authority Mountain West Football Championship, Dec. 6. The second-annual conference championship game would likely be hosted in Boise.

SENIOR DAY: Boise State will honor 11 seniors prior to kickoff against Utah State: Corey Bell, Dallas Burroughs, Bryan Douglas, Dan Goodale, Grant Hedrick, Jeremy Ioane, Beau Martin, Matt Miller, Cleshawn Page, Connor Peters and Blake Renaud. Th is year's Bronco senior class is already the 13th-straight to win 40-or-more games in their careers, an average of 10 victories per season.

RANKED BRONCOS: Boise State is ranked No. 25 in both the Amway Coaches and Associated Press Polls, the first time this season the team has been ranked in each. Boise State has been ranked for at least one week in both polls in each of the past 13 seasons.

The Broncos' game against Utah State will be its 100th played as a ranked team, and the Broncos are 88-11 all-time in such games.

SERIES HISTORY: Boise State is 14-4 all-time against Utah State, and has defeated the Aggies in each of the last 11 meetings.

Five of the last six games have been decided by at least 30 points, and all but one of the games during the 11-game win streak over Utah State has been decided by double figures - including nine by at least 24 points.

The Broncos have won each of the last six games played in Boise, the last loss coming in Boise State's first year in the Big West, a 39-14 setback, Oct. 19, 1996. Overall, the Broncos are 7-2 at home against Utah State.

WINNING STREAKS: The Broncos are in the midst of a six-game winning streak, tied for the fifth-longest in the country. Only Florida State (27), Marshall (12), Colorado State (nine) and Ohio State (nine) boast longer streaks nationally. Alabama, Oregon, Wisconsin and Western Michigan have each also won six-straight.

Additionally, the Broncos boast the fifth-longest winning streak at home (12). Only Alabama (15), Baylor (15), Florida State (13) and Marshall (13) have a longer streak at home.

NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER: Boise State is looking to remain perfect in November for the first time since 2009. The Broncos, now 3-0 in November in 2014, lost once during the month each of the last four years. Th e losses in 2010 and 2011 cost Boise State an opportunity to play in a BCS game, the loss in 2012 cost the Broncos an outright MW Championship and the loss in 2013 prevented Boise State from playing in the inaugural MW Championship Game. Should the Broncos defeat the Aggies, Boise State will likely host the 2014 Sports Authority Mountain West Football Championship, Dec. 6.

REDUCED-PENALTY NOVEMBER: Through the first eight games of the season, the Broncos were penalized 62 times, or 7.8 per game. The team had at least five penalties in every game through the fi rst eight weeks.

But through the last three games, all during the month of November, the Broncos have produced two performances with fewer than five penalties - three against New Mexico (Nov. 8) and two against Wyoming (Nov. 22). Th e team has average 4.0 per game in November.

PROTECTING THE BLUE: Since opening Albertsons Stadium (formerly Bronco Stadium) in 1970, Boise State is 242-51 at home, a winning percentage of .826. Th e mark ranks fourth nationally, trailing only Baylor (5-0 at McLane Stadium; 1.000), Marshall (141-25 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium; .849) and Georgia Southern (180- 33 at Paulson Stadium; .845).


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