By Brian Murphy
Boise State will play its first Mountain West Conference league game at Colorado State on Oct. 15. The showdown with TCU will be Nov. 12 in Boise.
The game was moved to Boise by the conference after TCU announced it was leaving for the Big East Conference in 2012.
"We are very pleased on how the schedule worked out for our first year in the Mountain West Conference,” Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier said in a statement.
"The entire 2011 schedule is going to be exciting and challenging. The November schedule is going to be especially exciting for our fans with three home games highlighted by our game against TCU."
From Boise State: A second announcement will be made later this spring which will include kickoff times and a list of games that will be broadcast on television stations affiliated with the Mountain West Conference.
The possibility still exists that some games could be moved to a non-Saturday slot for television and kickoff times are very fluid.
Other notes on the schedule:
• Boise State will play all 12 games on Saturday — as of now.
• Toughest stretch: Back-to-back games vs. TCU and San Diego State
• The Broncos have bye weeks after Georgia (Sept. 3) and Air Force (oct. 22).
Boise State opens spring practice March 7. The annual spring game is April 16.
2011 Boise State football schedule
Date, Opponent, Time
Sat., Sept. 3 vs. Georgia (at Georgia Dome, Atlanta), 6:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 17 at Toledo
Sat., Sept. 24 vs. Tulsa
Sat., Oct. 1 vs. Nevada
Sat., Oct. 8 at Fresno State
Sat., Oct. 15 at Colorado State*
Sat., Oct. 22 vs. Air Force*
Sat., Nov. 5 at UNLV*
Sat., Nov. 12 vs. TCU*
Sat., Nov. 19 at San Diego State*
Sat., Nov. 26 vs. Wyoming*
Sat., Dec. 3 vs. New Mexico*
* — indicates Mountain West Conference game