Boise State Faces Baylor At Cactus Bowl
Dec. 4, 2016

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    BOISE, Idaho – Boise State will make its 15th-straight bowl appearance Dec. 27 as it faces Baylor of the Big 12 Conference at the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. MT on ESPN.

    Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets through Boise State by using the link at the top of this story.

    Fans may also call the Athletic Ticket Office at (208) 426-4737. The ticket office is also open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Boise State fans can find all information on tickets, travel packages and the game itself on the Broncos Cactus Bowl Central page at

    Boise State enters the Cactus Bowl with a record of 10-2, and went 6-2 in Mountain West play. The Broncos boast one of the most potent offenses in the country, leading the Mountain West and ranking 20th in the country in total offense at 479.8 yards per game. Behind the play of All-Mountain West quarterback Brett Rypien, who leads the Mountain West with 3,341 passing yards and is second with 23 touchdowns, and running back Jeremy McNichols, the national touchdown leader (27) and fifth in the country with 1,663 rushing yards, the Broncos average 35.6 points per game.

    On the other side of the line, the Bronco defense ranks 46th in the country allowing 379.3 yards per game and is third in the Mountain West with 2.25 sacks per game.

    The Cactus Bowl will mark the first meeting between Boise State and Baylor, which went 6-6 during the regular season.

    Boise State’s streak of consecutive bowl games is tied for sixth-longest in the country. This month’s trip to the Cactus Bowl will be the program’s fourth to Arizona for the postseason, as the Broncos previously won Fiesta Bowls in 2007, 2010 and 2014.

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