A homecoming for former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen. Petersen coached at Boise State for a total of 13 seasons, 8 of those as head coach.
On September 4, 2015 Bronco Nation welcomed their old ball coach with open arms, but once Boise State and Washington kicked-off all bets were off. The Broncos struck first blood, while Washington could not find the end zone on their offensive possessions all night.
Boise State defeated the Huskies in a sloppy first game, 16-13.