BOISE STATE vs. NEW MEXICO STATE GAME DAY NOTES

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GAME TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:  Main stadium reserved seats and south end zone tickets remain available for Saturday’s regular season finale against New Mexico State.  Tickets can be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office (open 10:00 am-4:30 pm Friday and 10:00 am on Saturday) any Select-A-Seat outlet or on-line at www.idahotickets.com.  Ticket prices range from $37 in the south end zone ($25 for youth tickets) to $49 in the main core of the stadium ($34 for youth tickets). 

A REASON TO CELEBRATE: Regardless of score, Bronco fans are asked to stay for Saturday’s entire game.  If Boise State is victorious, a post-game WAC championship trophy presentation will take place on the field.  Field gates will open at the conclusion of the game for fans to join Bronco players and take part in the celebration down on ‘The Blue’, providing the perfect photo op with your favorite Bronco or an opportunity to take a family Christmas card picture.  A win Saturday would mark Boise State’s second consecutive unbeaten regular season (and fourth in past six years), an outright WAC title (the school’s seventh in the past eight years) and the prize jewel: solidifying an even stronger hold on a BCS bowl berth. 

CIRCLE WALK OF CHAMPIONS: The Circle Walk of Champions with the football team will kick-off game day activities on Saturday.  The walk is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band leading the football team from the Student Union Building to the Varsity Center via Bronco Circle and into the East Side Stadium parking lot.  Fans are encouraged to participate in The Circle Walk of Champions by lining up along Bronco Circle, on the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Plaza and in front of the Varsity Center as the team walks through.  Bronco Circle will be closed to traffic from 9:45 a.m. to roughly 10:15 a.m. 

SENIOR DAY RECOGNITION:  A special pre-game recognition will take place at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Saturday for this year’s five members of the Bronco senior class.  Kyle Wilson, Richie Brockel, Garcia Day, Michael Choate and Andy Silsby will be appearing at Bronco Stadium in their final home game as Broncos, and be introduced along with their parents and key family members about five minutes before kick-off. 

COLOR SCHEME:  Saturday’s game has been dubbed Orange Pride Senior Day, with fans asked to orange out Bronco Stadium in the final regular season game of the 2009 season. 

TOYS FOR TOTS:  Saturday’s game is the annual Toys for Tots collection at Bronco Stadium, as fans are asked to bring a new toy for a child that would otherwise not receive a gift on Christmas.   Members of the Marine Corps will be stationed at stadium entrances to collect the donated toys. 

PLAYER TRADING CARDS:  The 2009 Bronco football trading card sets will be available pre-game at the Stadium Bronco Shop.  The store opens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  No purchase is necessary to pick up the trading cards, complimentary and courtesy of Team Bronco Partner Carl’s Jr.  Thirteen cards make up this year’s set, including senior co-captains Kyle Wilson and Richie Brockel, and all-conference standouts Austin Pettis, Kellen Moore, Ryan Winterswyk and Jeron Johnson. 

END ZONE ASSAULT:  The sixth and final poster in the Bleed Blue series will be available beginning Saturday at the Bronco Shop.  This week’s poster is titled “End Zone Assault” and features Boise State’s touchdown making quartet of Austin Pettis, Titus Young, Jeremy Avery and Doug Martin.  The foursome has combined for 44 touchdowns this year, led by Pettis and Young with 14 scores each.  The 18” x 24” poster sells for $9.99 at the Bronco Shop, and completes the series that also includes Blue Leadership (captains Kyle Wilson and Richie Brockel), Last Line of Defense (safeties Jeron Johnson and George Iloka), Brothers In Arms (Kellen Moore and the quarterbacks), Pride In The Trenches (offensive line) and Adrenaline Rush (Ryan Winterswyk, Billy Winn and the defensive line). 

BRONCO SHOP OPEN POST-GAME:  The Stadium Bronco Shop will remain open late following Saturday’s game and potential championship celebration on the field.  The Bronco Shop will have numerous styles of WAC Championship merchandise available immediately following the game, including hats, t-shirts and long sleeve shirts.