Boise State to play at Washington on Aug. 31, 2013; host Tennessee-Martin week later

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State's 2013 season-opening football game at Washington has been moved to Aug. 31, the schools announced Monday. The teams were scheduled to open the new Husky Stadium on Sept. 7.

The Broncos will host Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 7 at Bronco Stadium. The Skyhawks are members of the Ohio Valley Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision. Boise State has not played an FCS opponent since 2009, when the Broncos defeated UC-Davis 34-16.

Boise State also has 2013 non-conference games scheduled at BYU (Sept. 21) and vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 28).

"The 2013 schedule is going to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedule in school history,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. “I think fans know how tough it is to play on the road at Washington and BYU. Add a game against an always-talented Southern Miss team and a very competitive Big East schedule with some teams we’ve never faced before, and you have the makings of one of the strongest schedules in school history."

Boise State will be a member of the Big East in 2013 along with Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State, SMU, South Florida and Temple.

BYU, Southern Miss, Houston and Cincinnati were ranked in the final coaches poll of 2011.

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Pitt & Syracuse

When did Pitt and Syracuse receive their release from the Big East? I thought they'd still be in the Big East in 2013, unless they reach a steep financial agreement to leave before contractually obligated.

¿ Looks like

2012 is the last for Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

"College football industry sources told CBSSports.com that 'there is no doubt' Pittsburgh and Syracuse will be in the ACC in 2013. It's just a question of what type of additional compensation the Big East would require from each school."

http://brett-mcmurphy.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/29532522/35133476

Thanks! I knew I had read

Thanks! I knew I had read that story somewhere, but I wasn't sure if there was anything more concrete since then. Sounds like they are still in negotiations.

¿ Bring on

Huskyswigg.

I'm dyed in the Pendleton Purple and Gold. Not for this game, though.

2013 will be an interesting

2013 will be an interesting year with BSU's lone shot at an automatic BCS bid. I know BSU wants to win them all, but I wonder if an emphasis of the non-conference schedule will also be about staying healthy. Going into to 2014 the emphasis returns to winning every game.

FL

I have all the confidence in the world the Broncos will deliver win after win after win.

BAA# 7192421

If the Broncos Stumble - the Broncos Crumble.

Nothing has changed for the Bronco Football Team. The marker for a successful season continues to be an unblemished record and total victories with no losses, whatsoever. Any self-respecti8ng True Bronco Follower understands that quite well.

To have even one loss will result in the BSU Broncos not receiving an invitation for and being in contention for a BCS Natty Game Berth - even as Conference Champs with just a single season loss.

Those of us who support the Broncos march toward bringing a BCS Natty Trophy back to Idaho, understand the deal. It might not be fair and we often debate that very point on these boards, but it is what it is.

If the Broncos have even one loss this season or any other season, the quest for the Golden Ring (BCS Natty Trophy) will be over until the next season.

If BSU loses the first game of the season (Michigan State); the season is essentially over at that point and all remaining games during the season are just warm ups and practice session/scrimmages to get ready for the next season. Time to let all players and scrubs play for game experience and to help with Pronto Pub sales.

The Broncos HAVE TO WIN ALL GAMES to have any chance of being relevant and not falling into a vat of mediocrity.

This 2012 season is no different.

If the Bronco Stumble - They Crumble.

It is just that simple.

I don't think the Broncos will stumble, though. Another Perfect Seqason is at hand, unlike the previous two seasons where the Broncos blew it at the end of the season.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

BAA Member # 63799

little sisters

Watch out now... those little sister games hurt. Go Broncos

National Championship

Check out the new ESPN Magazine--Page 105---Top 25 Greatest Sports Debates--we made it---Should BSU ever have been allowed to play for a national championship?
NO.....but now that we are playing Tennessee-Martin School of Bartending we can re-argue the point....

Just a bunch of propaganda

Here's an authentic quote by a former Vandul coach:

"Idaho should go back to the Big Sky."
-Tom Cable November 2003

Being you. . .

Being you, you should never call in as "we". For one, you aren't part of the football program. Two, you don't support the football program. "We" implies you are part of something, you aren't, especially when it comes to this. No, BSU made it, not you. And for you, who despises this whole thing, you sure do waste a lot of time on here.

Yeah, but who died and made you handicapped?

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You fry wants with that?

Bartending?

Really? Yes Martin's team isn't at the same level as BSU's but we have a good school with good programs. Don't bash just because you don't know about the school. At least make an intelligent comment, or is that asking too much?

Don't worry

about EagleFan. He is not a BSU fan, but a fan of Idaho and he loves to waste his time on here behaving like a juvenile delinquent. In fact, there are many Idaho fans like him that behave in the same manner.

University of Tennessee at Martin

I don't really think it is fair to bash UTM. They are a very good school. I grew up in Council,Idaho and we played 8-man football. I wanted to transfer to UTM to play sports, after playing at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon in the 70's but the out-of-state tuition was too high. I played a little basketball and was on the rodeo team at TVCC. I ended up transfering to Western Oregon State University. I have been a BSU football fan ever since the became a four-year school. I have had many personal friends play on BSU teams the past forty years. My cousin was a quarterback on the team in the mid-70's.
Anyway, the problem is,UTM is comparable to ISU, Idaho, Eastern Oregon State University, and the like. I had a roster of their football team from a couple years ago and noticed that most the athletes were from in-state or came from the border states of Tennessee. I hope it will be a good game, but UTM is small. This game will definately put UTM on the map. I am in shock that BSU would schedule any Division 2 school when they are fighting so hard to gain respect from the media and public. I honestly feel the AD should be repriminded somehow. To schedule this game was uncalled for. There has to be a Division 1 school somewhere that had that date opened...Marshall, Vanderbilt, Western Michigan, or someone....Maybe I will apply for the AD job if it comes open again. I do have a masters in educational administration and have coached football at the high school level...and was an AD at two different high schools.

Nice post

Can't bash a guy for sticking up for his school!

Of course, he would make

A terrible AD

;)

Go Huskies.

Go Huskies.

Why?

Why in the world Tennessee-Martin?
BSU fans complain that the big boys will not play BSU and upgrading SOS is very difficult.
A Division II team is a strange way to upgrade SOS.
Who is going to TV this mismatch?

bird

in 2013 the SOS means very little. BSU must win the Big East to play in a BCS bowl.

Most BSU fans are NOT happy about it

But, we had an open slot and schools like Michigan, Florida State, Nebraska, and Oregon didn't want to play us. So, rather than lose the revenue of a home game, the AD and school President thought scheduling Tennessee-Martin was a good idea.

I still think they should be repremanded for it, tho. I would rather lose one home game worth of revenue if it meant scheduling an away game against a Top Tier school. But, apparently, money is more important than national respect.

Well RM

that's the reason you are not an AD :)

You know it, T

I've always thought it was a dumb idea. We get enough criticism with our current schedule that adding an FCS school is the worst thing we could do. Heck, scheduling Idaho would've been a better choice.

This was like ObamaCare-betrayal type stuff right here!

RM, you should know by now

that Idaho has made it clear they will not play on the blue unless they get a return game (which is not going to happen).

The Martin game makes sense for 2013 given that SOS will have little to do with BSU making a BCS bowl.

Very Competitive Big East?

Seems overstated a bit. Did Coach Pete confuse the stat section in the paper with basketball?

FAVOR TIME

Tennessee Martin, HUH???? If were going to throw a game away lets
play Montana, Idaho State or someone we know.
Sounds like someone at BSU owes a favor to a buddy in Tenn. SUCKS

Holy Cow - Cupcake State mans up in 2013....

Bring on Tennessee Martin!

"The 2013 schedule is going to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedule in school history,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. “I think fans know how tough it is to play on the road at Washington and BYU. Add a game against an always-talented Southern Miss team and a very competitive Big East schedule with some teams we’ve never faced before, and you have the makings of one of the strongest schedules in school history."

The strongest schedule in school history? I thought that was last year? Or the year before? Too many cupcakes to remember. Woo Hoo! - Is Cupcake State really moving away from their typical little sisters of the poor scheduling?

Boo Hoo - nobody will play us because they are scared!

Little Pony,

name your team and we'll see if they will play us--or could they be one of the cupcakes you always refer to?

Fuque off, Pony

No further comment needed.

I'm glad to see Boise State

I'm glad to see Boise State is playing more than one half way decent teams in 2013. I guess that's what Petersen meant when he said it will be the toughest schedule ever for BSU. Welcome to big boy football!

Broncos

will march onto victory...so you can add this game as another win to add in the win columne.

BA 7192421