Broncos to Face Louisiana-Lafayette and UConn in Football

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM Matt Miller
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM
Matt Miller
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

March 29, 2013

                BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University has signed a home-and-home football series with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Connecticut. 

                Each team will be on Boise State's 2014 schedule, with Louisiana coming to Bronco Stadium Sept. 20, and the Broncos traveling to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Sept. 13 to face the Huskies.

                Boise State will return the game to Louisiana Sept. 3, 2016, while UConn will make the trip west to Boise Sept. 8, 2018. 

                In the agreement between Boise State and UConn the schools will exchange game guarantees of $250,000.  In the Boise State - Louisiana agreement, Boise State will pay a game guarantee of $250,000 while ULL will pay a guarantee of $200,000. 

                Louisiana at Lafayette, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, has produced back-to-back 9-4 seasons (2011 and 2012) and two-straight postseason bowl victories.

                UConn has posted an overall record of 43-33 the past six years.  In 2010 the Huskies won the Big East Conference and played in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

                The Broncos are coming off of an 11-2 season in 2012, which included a tie for the Mountain West Conference Championship and a 28-26 win over Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. 

Boise State finished the 2012 season ranked No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 19 in the final BCS Standings. 

The Broncos have the best record in college football since 1997 with an overall mark of 168-35 (.828), and the best home winning percentage since 2000 with a 79-4 record (.952).

                The following is Boise State's tentative football schedule for the next four seasons:

2013

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Aug. 31      at Washington                                  Seattle                                    TBA

Sept. 7       Tennessee-Martin                           Boise                                      TBA

Sept. 28     Southern Miss                                  Boise                                      TBA

Oct. 26       at BYU                                                 Provo, Utah                           TBA

 

TBA             * Air Force                                        Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Nevada                                           Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * New Mexico                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Wyoming                                       Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * at Colorado State                          Fort Collins, Colo.                 TBA

TBA             * at Fresno State                              Fresno, Calif.                         TBA

TBA             * at San Diego State                         San Diego                              TBA

TBA             * at Utah State                                  Logan, Utah                           TBA

 

2014

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Aug. 28      vs. Ole Miss                                       Atlanta, Ga.                            TBA

                                                                                Georgia Dome

Sept. 13     at Connecticut                                  East Hartford, CT                  TBA

Sept. 20     vs. Louisiana, Lafayette                  Boise                                      TBA

Oct. 25       BYU                                                    Boise                                      TBA

 

TBA             * Colorado State                              Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Fresno State                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * San Diego State                            Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Utah State                                     Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * at Air Force                                    USAF Academy, Colo.          TBA

TBA             * at Nevada                                       Reno, Nev.                             TBA

TBA             * at New Mexico                              Albuquerque, N.M.              TBA

TBA             * at Wyoming                                   Laramie, Wyo.                      TBA

 

Boise State will not play Hawai'i, San Jose State and UNLV in 2013 and 2014.

 

2015

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Sept. 12     at BYU                                                 Provo, Utah                           TBA

Sept. 19     Washington                                      Boise                                      TBA

Sept. 26     at Virginia                                          Charlottesville, Va.               TBA

 

TBA             * Air Force                                        Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Hawai'i                                            Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * New Mexico                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * Wyoming                                       Boise                                      TBA

TBA             * at Colorado State                          Fort Collins, Colo.                 TBA

TBA             * at San Jose State                           San Jose, Calif.                      TBA

TBA             * at UNLV                                           Las Vegas                               TBA

TBA             * at Utah State                                  Logan, Utah                           TBA

 

2016

Date           Opponent                                         Site                                         Time

Sept. 3        at Louisiana, Lafayette                    Lafayette, La.                        TBA

Sept. 10     Washington State                            Boise                                      TBA

Sept. 24     at Oregon State                                Corvallis, Ore.                       TBA

Oct. 15       BYU                                                    Boise                                      TBA

 

TBA             Colorado State                                 Boise                                      TBA

TBA             San Jose State                                  Boise                                      TBA

TBA             UNLV                                                 Boise                                      TBA

TBA             Utah State                                        Boise                                      TBA

TBA             at Air Force                                       USAF Academy, Colo.          TBA

TBA             at Hawai'i                                           Honolulu                                TBA

TBA             at New Mexico                                 Albuquerque, N.M.              TBA

TBA             at Wyoming                                       Laramie, Wyo.                      TBA

 

Boise State will not play Fresno State, Nevada and San Diego State in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

 

Home Games at Bronco Stadium in Bold.       * Mountain West Game