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Boise State accepts invite to the Cactus Bowl vs Baylor

Now that all the conference championships have concluded, it’s now officially bowling season for college football.

Boise State has waited a week to hear where they will be bowling this post-season, and according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Broncos will be bowling in Phoenix, Arizona in the 28th Annual Cactus Bowl against Big 12 foe Baylor.

The Broncos have been in 16 bowl games dating back to 1999 where they won their first bowl game, 34-31 against Louisville in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise.

14 straight bowl appearances since 2002.

Since 1999, Boise State has gone 11-6 in bowl games and have won their last two under Coach Bryan Harsin.

Their longest bowl game winning streak is at 4, which has been met two separate times, 1999-2003, and 2009-2012.




Boise State Bowl History 

Season Bowl Opponent Score W/L
1999 Humanitarian Louisville 34-31 W
2000 Humanitarian UTEP 38-23 W
2002 Humanitarian Iowa State 34-16 W
2003 Fort Worth TCU 34-31 W
2004 Liberty Louisville 40-44 L
2005 MPC Computers Boston College 21-27 L
2006 Fiesta Oklahoma (OT) 43-42 W
2007 Hawaii East Carolina 38-41 L
2008 Poinsettia TCU 16-17 L
2009 Fiesta TCU 17-10 W
2010 Las Vegas Utah 26-3 W
2011 Las Vegas Arizona State 56-24 W
2012 Las Vegas Washington 28-26 W
2013 Hawaii Oregon State 23-38 L
2014 Fiesta Arizona 38-30 W
2015 Poinsettia Northern Illinois 55-7 W




Boise State has never played Baylor and this will be their third Power 5 school that they have faced in the 2016 season.

Their overall record against the Big 12 is 2-0 dating back to 2002 where they defeated Iowa State on The Blue in the Humanitarian Bowl, 34-16.

4-2 if you include current Big 12 member, TCU.

The game is set to kick off on Tuesday, December 27th at 8:15 PM MST on ESPN.

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