Boise State-Nevada football game will air on ABC, start at 1:30 p.m.

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State-Nevada football game Dec. 1 in Reno will air on ABC and kick off at 1:30 p.m. MST (12:30 p.m. in Reno), ESPN and the Mountain West announced Saturday night.

It will be a regional broadcast with one other game — Cincinnati-Connecticut. The regional breakdown will be announced Wednesday, an ESPN spokesman said.

The Boise State game will be available online through ESPN3 in parts of the country that get the Big East game.

WAC champ Utah State accepts invite to Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

WAC champion Utah State has accepted an invitation to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, organizers announced Saturday.

The Aggies (10-2) will face a Mid-American Conference team at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Bronco Stadium. Utah State lost to Ohio in last year’s game.

The Aggies have won an outright conference title for the first time since 1936 and they’re ranked No. 25 in The Associated Press Top 25. They will be the first ranked team in Boise’s bowl since No. 19 Boston College beat Boise State in 2005.

Boise State football team improbably returns to the BCS chase; Fresno, SDSU clinch shares of Mountain West title

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football team is back in the Bowl Championship Series chase.

A run of upsets this week in college football have given Boise State, Kent State and Northern Illinois a chance to earn an automatic berth in a lucrative BCS game.

The seven teams ranked immediately in front of the Broncos all lost this week: Nos. 15 (Oregon State), 16 (Texas), 17 (UCLA), 18 (Rutgers), 19 (Michigan), 20 (Louisville) and 21 (Oklahoma State). Also, Nos. 24 (Arizona) and 25 (Washington) lost.

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Idaho Statesman bowl projections: Boise State-Arizona in Las Vegas, Utah State-Northern Illinois in Boise

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football team likely is headed to the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22. Executive director Dan Hanneke stopped just short of saying the Broncos are his team Tuesday, but it’s clear they’re the favorites.

The Pac-12 side of the game is still wide open.

Hanneke expects Washington, Arizona or Oregon State to land in Las Vegas. USC also is possible. (He does not want Boise State-Arizona State, a rematch of last year’s game.)

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Boise State football adds defensive tackle to 2013 recruiting class

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State has added a much-needed defensive tackle to its 2013 recruiting class.

Nick Terry of Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove, Calif., chose the Broncos over Oregon State, Washington State and Nevada, he said Monday.

Terry (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) visited Boise State on Nov. 3. He told coaches he would make a decision after his final high school game, which was Saturday.

Boise State football team returns to BCS standings at No. 22

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

UPDATE:

Boise State returned to the Bowl Championship Series standings at No. 22 on Sunday after missing two weeks. The Broncos are 30th in the computers, but did well enough in the polls (see below) to crack the top 25.

Kent State is the only other non-BCS team in the standings. The Golden Flashes are No. 23.

Arizona is No. 24, which could set up a BCS Top 25 matchup in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas between the Wildcats and Broncos.

Idaho Statesman bowl projections: Boise State-Stanford in Las Vegas, Utah State-Kent State in Boise

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football team appears headed to the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas for the third straight year — but, unlike the last two, the matchup possibilities are enticing.

It’s possible the Broncos could fall to the New Mexico Bowl if they lose one of their final two games, but their name appeal, TV ratings history and ability to deliver fans to Las Vegas make them the preferred choice.

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Boise State tight end Holden Huff's big game could be a hint of what's to come

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State redshirt freshman tight end Holden Huff’s breakout game last week at Hawaii could be just a hint of his future with the Broncos.

Boise State LB J.C. Percy hopes to 'embrace these emotions' on senior day; where does class of '12 rank?

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State senior linebacker J.C. Percy is the only one of the Broncos’ 23 seniors who has played in every game during his career.

The class will be honored Saturday at Bronco Stadium before the Broncos close the home schedule with a 1:37 p.m. game against Colorado State.

“It’s a different feeling,” Percy said. “It’s sad that it’s my last time being able to play on the blue, but it’s exciting because it is my last time. … Hopefully I can embrace these emotions and go out and play great.”

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Boise State defensive end Tyler Horn's cameo at tackle will continue for rest of season

By Chadd Cripe
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© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State sophomore defensive end Tyler Horn will play tackle the rest of the season, defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said Tuesday.

Horn (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) made a career-high two sacks Saturday at Hawaii in his first action at tackle. He had not practiced there until last week, when coaches needed another body to fill out a rotation that lost senior star Mike Atkinson to injury.

Horn recorded two sacks in nine games at end, where he was blossoming in recent weeks.

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