Nov. 9, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - Fresh off its first and only bye of the 2015 season, the Boise State football team (7-2, 4-1 MW) will host New Mexico (5-4, 3-2 MW) Saturday, Nov. 14. Kick is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. at Albertsons Stadium, and the game will be nationally televised by ESPNU.
HALF-PRICE TICKETS ON VETERANS DAY: In honor of Veterans Day Boise State will hold a 24-hour sale Wednesday (Nov. 11) during which tickets to Saturday's contest will be on sale for 50 percent off.
Fans can purchase their half-price tickets online at http://www.broncosports.com/tickets from 12:01 a.m. MT to midnight MT Wednesday, as well as in person at the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).
READY TO RETURN: Saturday's contest against New Mexico follows Boise State's lone bye of the season on Nov. 7. The week following a bye has historically been kind to the Broncos, as the team is 23-3 including an ongoing run of 21-straight wins in games after a bye since joining FBS in 1996.
The last time Boise State lost the game after a bye week was Oct. 7, 2000, when the Broncos fell 42-35 at Washington State.
IN OUR HANDS: When Boise State steps back onto the field of play Saturday against New Mexico, it does so in control of its own destiny for the Mountain Division crown. Two losses over the last three weeks from Utah State, most recently a 14-13 defeat at New Mexico on Nov. 7, have put the Broncos a game ahead of the Aggies, the only Mountain West team with a win over Boise State, in the division standings.
Should the Broncos win out over its three remaining Mountain West games (home against New Mexico and Air Force, at San Jose State) it would capture the Mountain Division for the second-straight year. However, the Broncos' next two contests (against New Mexico and Air Force) are against teams that also control their own destiny towards the division title and a spot in the Sports Authority Championship.
18-YEAR WINNING STREAK: Boise State has cemented a winning record in 2015, its 18th-consecutive winning season. The Broncos went 5-6 in 1997, the last season without a winning record and one of only five seasons with a losing record in school history.
NEED TO FINISH STRONG: Saturday's contest against New Mexico will be the first in the month of November this year for Boise State, and the Broncos will be going for their second-straight unbeaten November after going 4-0 last season.
Last year's unbeaten November was just the first for the Broncos since 2009, and since 2010 Boise State is 15-4, with lone November losses in 2010 and 2011 breaking up what had been undefeated seasons to that point. Boise State's last loss in November came on Nov. 23, 2013 in a 34-31 loss at San Diego State.