By Brian Murphy
Here is a statement from the Mountain West about Boise State's 2011 schedule:
"After carefully considering all sides of the issue, the MWC Board of Directors decided to implement the change in the 2011 football schedule as had been recommended by the athletics directors. TCU will now play at Boise State, while Boise State's contest with San Diego State will be played in San Diego. The Board felt the change was in the best interest of the Mountain West Conference and would help address current and future scheduling concerns created by the new set of circumstances which stemmed from another change in membership."
Boise State was originally slotted into Utah's 2011 schedule, which included a trip to Fort Worth to play TCU. The Horned Frogs' athletic director was not very happy about the possible move.
The last time Boise State lost at home was to Boston College in the 2005 MPC Computers (now Humanitarian) Bowl. The Broncos' last regular-season home loss was in 2001. Boise State did not lose a WAC home game (40-0) during its 10 years in the league.
Boise State now will play Air Force, New Mexico, Wyoming and TCU in Boise with games against Colorado State, San Diego State and UNLV on the road during its first year in the Mountain West Conference.
The Broncos also have games:
vs. Georgia (in Atlanta), Sept. 3
at Toledo, Sept. 17
vs. Tulsa, Sept. 24
vs. Nevada, Oct. 1
at Fresno State, Oct. 8
The Mountain West expects to release the dates and times of its conference games in the week leading up to April 1.
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