By Brian Murphy
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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