Big Weekend For Broncos at Home

Oct. 3, 2017

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE


Mountain West Conference Play 

Thursday, Oct. 5

  • No. 23 Colorado State  |  Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)  | 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) |  Live Stats |  Watch Live on MW Network
  • Promotion: WHITE OUT | Faculty and Staff appreciation day they get in free with ID, family $3 each.

Saturday, Oct. 7



WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK


  • Boise State (11-5, 4-0 MW) will host a pair of contests this week beginning when 23rd-ranked Colorado State (14-2, 4-0 MW) comes to town Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) start in a showdown for first place. 

  • The weekend will conclude when the Broncos entertain Wyoming (7-9, 2-2 MW) at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 


LAST WEEK FOR THE BRONCOS


  • The Broncos were on the road this past weekend where they swept a pair of contests to extend their Mountain West Conference win streak to 18 straight with wins at New Mexico (3-1) and UNLV (3-0). 

  • Boise State started the New Mexico match out slow dropping the first set before regrouping to dominate the next three periods by and average of 13 points per set.

  • Versus UNM Sabryn Roberts led the team with 15 kills, Janell Walley matched Roberts' kills and added 14 digs and career-high eight blocks. 

  • Boise State swept UNLV on Saturday, once again led by Roberts with a team-high 17 kills, followed by Walley with 12. 


ABOUT COLORADO STATE


  • The Rams enter the week ranked 23rd nationally by the AVCA with a 14-2 overall record and 4-0 league mark. 

  • CSU is coming off a pair of road victories at Wyoming (3-0) and Air Force (3-0). 

  • Colorado State is averaging 13.9 kills per set (2nd MW) while hitting .317 percent (1st MW / 5th NCAA) on the year ... the Rams are holding opponents to .168 percent hitting (2nd MW).

  • CSU was picked to win the league race in the MW preseason poll after returning five starters, the libero and 11 letterwinners from last year's team. 

  • This will be the 14th meeting in the all-time series which is led by Colorado State 12-1 ... the Broncos won the meeting between the two last year 3-2 in Boise.


ABOUT WYOMING


  • The Cowgirls enter the week at 7-9 overall and 2-2 in league play. 

  • Wyoming is coming off a split last week falling at home to Colorado State (3-0), then regrouped to defeat Air Force (3-0) on the road.

  • Wyoming is averaging 12.3 kills per set (8th MW) while hitting .20.9 percent (7th MW) as a team ... meanwhile the Cowgirls hold opponents to .17.8 percent (4th MW). 

  • The Cowgirls were picked to place fourth in the 2017 MW race after returning three starters, the libero and 10 letterwinners from last year's squad. 

  • This is the 23rd meeting in the series which is tied 11 all ... Boise State won the lone meeting last year 3-0 at Laramie, which clinched the MW title for the Broncos on Nov. 18. 

BRONCO STORY LINES


MW 18-MATCH WIN STREAK

  • Boise State has an active 18-match MW win streak which includes the last 14 league contests of 2016 and the first four of this season. 


DROPPED ONE SET IN LAST FIVE MATCHES

  • Boise State has won five straight matches during which time the Broncos have lost one set, the first set at New Mexico (Sept. 28).


BRONCOS LEAD MW

  • Boise State leads the league in five statistical categories entering the week: opponent hitting percentage .166, kills per set at 14.41, assists per set at 13.39, total digs at 905 and digs per set at 16.16.


BOISE STATE TOP NCAA RANKINGS

  • The Broncos are ranked 15th in the NCAA for kills per set (14.41), 16th for assists per set (13.39) and 40th for opponents hitting percentage.


NCAA RPI

  • Boise State is ranked 50th in the first NCAA RPI of the year.

  • Colorado State is the only other MW team to make the top 50 coming at 31, New Mexico is No. 100.

  • Seven of Boise State's 12 nonconference opponents are in the top 100: Minnesota (4), BYU (18), Missouri (35), Oregon State (40), Arizona State (73), Portland State (91), Santa Clara (93).


NOBLEY LEADS THE MW IN DOUBLE-DOUBLES

  • The senior outside hitter leads the MW with a league-high 42 career doubles, including seven this season.


NOBLEY AMONG NCAA CAREER LEADERS

  • Sierra Nobley is currently ranked among the NCAA's top-6 for 2017's active players in four categories: third for career kills (1,677), third for kills per set (4.52), fourth for total attacks (4,292) and fifth for attacks per set (11.57). 


OSBURN IN NCAA TOP-25 CAREER DIGS

  • Senior libero Maddi Osburn is currently ranked 21st among active 2017 NCAA players for career digs with 1,524. 


AVCA RANKED OPPONENTS

  • Boise State will face three teams currently ranked in the AVCA Poll: No. 6 Minnesota (Sept. 15) and No. 8 BYU (Aug. 31) and No. 23 Colorado State (Oct. 5) all at Bronco Gym in Boise, will play at CSU Nov. 4.

  • Missouri entered the year at No. 19 and was in those receiving votes (2nd) when the Broncos defeated the Tigers (Sept. 2) in Bronco Gym.

  • BYU was ranked No. 10 when the Broncos played them, while Minnesota was No. 1.


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