Broncos Open Three-Match Homestand
Nov. 6, 2017

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Mountain West Conference Play 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • Air Force  |  Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)  | 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) |  Live Stats | Watch Live on MW Network

Promotions: Tuesday is a ORANGE OUT, anyone with a orange gets into match for $3  |  Thursday is Military Appreciation Day, veterans get into match free, while family members get in for $3.



WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • Boise State (13-13, 6-8 MW) begins a three-match homestand this week against Utah State (14-12, 6-8 MW) and Air Force (12-16, 5-9 MW). 

  • The Broncos open up with Utah State at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) Tuesday night in Bronco Gym.

  • The week concludes on Thursday when Boise State hosts the Air Force Falcons at 7:30 p.m. in Bronco Gym.

  • Boise State will close the regular season with three of its last four at home, including next Wednesday’s home contest versus San Jose State for Senior Night. They will wrap up the season at Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 18. 

LAST WEEK FOR THE BRONCOS

  • The Broncos were on the road this past week where they lost a pair of contests at Wyoming and No. 20 Colorado State. 

  • Senior Sierra Nobley recorded 20 points at Wyoming to set the Mountain West career points record at 2,067, but it was not enough to lead the Broncos past the Cowgirls in a 3-1 loss at Laramie. 

  • In a 3-0 loss at Colorado State on Saturday Nobley led Boise State with 14 kills, one service ace, eight digs and one block. 

  • Down 11 at 20-9 in the first set, Boise State stormed back with a 15-4 run. Boise State fought off six Ram set points in set one and tied it up twice at 24-24 and again at 25 all. Unfortunately, CSU rolled off two straight to claim the victory 27-25. 

  • After Colorado State dominated the second period winning 25-13, the Broncos regrouped and challenged in the third. The final set was tight throughout with 11 ties and five lead changes as Boise State led most of the way. Up 22-21 the Broncos could not hold on as CSU rallied with four straight points to clinch the match. 

ABOUT UTAH STATE

  • The Aggies enter the week at 14-12 overall and have a 6-6 league mark, tied with Boise State and New Mexico for sixth. 

  • USU is coming off a road split last week falling at Colorado State (3-0) before regrouping to defeat Wyoming (3-1) in Laramie. 

  • The Aggies are averaging 12.5 kills per set (8th MW) while hitting 20.6 percent (7th MW) on the year ... defensively they are holding opponents to 19.7 percent hitting (4th MW).

  • The Aggies were picked to place sixth in the MW preseason poll after returning four starters, and seven letterwinners from last year’s team. 

  • This will be the 41st meeting in the all-time series which Boise State leads 22-18 ... Utah State won 3-0 over the Broncos earlier this year at Logan.

ABOUT AIR FORCE

  • The Falcons enter the week at 12-16 overall and 5-9 in league play. 

  • AFA is coming off of a pair of home victories against Fresno State (3-2) and San Diego State (3-2).

  • Air Force is averaging 12.1 kills per set (9th MW) while hitting 18.2 percent (9th) as a team ... meanwhile, the Falcons hold opponents to 19.6 percent hitting (3rd MW). 

  • Air Force was picked to place 11th in the 2017 MW race after returning six starters and 10 letterwinners from last year’s squad. 

  • This is the 16th meeting in the series which is led by Boise State 12-3 ... Air Force defeated Boise State in three sets earlier this year at Colorado Springs, Colo. 



BRONCO STORY LINES

BOISE STATE TOP NCAA RANKINGS

  • The Broncos are ranked 41st in the NCAA for kills per set (13.82) and 44th for assists per set (12.95).

HEAD COACH Shawn Garus

  • Coach Garus is the reigning two-time MW Coach of the Year (2015 and 2016), as well as the 2016 AVCA Region Coach of the Year.

  • Garus is 264-239 overall in his 17-year career as a collegiate head coach, 2017 marks his 17th season. 

  • Garus is currently 156-120 at Boise State in his ninth season.

  • Garus ranks second in total wins in program history, out of 10 coaches all-time. 

  • Garus has recorded six winning seasons, three (2010, 2015-16) with 20-plus wins, in the first eight seasons at Boise State.

NOBLEY LEADS MW IN FOUR CATEGORIES

  • Sierra Nobley leads the MW in total kills at 391, kills per set at 4.77, total points 440.5 and points per set at 5.4. 

  • Nobley has led the conference in kills and points per set for the last three years.

NOBLEY AMONG NCAA CAREER LEADERS

  • Sierra Nobley is currently ranked among the NCAA’s top-seven for 2017’s active players in four categories: third for career kills (1,858), fourth for kills per set (4.53), fourth for total attacks (4,790) and seventh for attacks per set (11.68). 

OSBURN IN NCAA TOP-25 CAREER DIGS

  • Senior libero Maddi Osburn is currently ranked 22nd among active 2017 NCAA players for career digs with 1,692. 


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