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Having never beaten the Cougars, Boise State hopes for another feather in it’s cap against Wazzu

You can put it on the board!


The Boise State Broncos (1-0, 0-0) are set for their 2016 home opener against the Pac 12’s Washington State Cougars (0-1, 0-0) on Saturday at Albertson’s Stadium at 8:15 MST. After Mike Leach’s squad suffered an embarrassing loss at the hands of FCS foe Eastern Washington last weekend, the boys from Pullman hope to right the ship while Boise State looks to add another feather in it’s “Big Boy School’s Beaten” cap. A Bronco-victory would give Boise State at least one all-time win against 7 of the Pac 12’s members.

The Broncos have enjoyed impressive success against Power 5 (BCS) conference schools over the past decade-plus but they are winless in four all-time games against the Cougars (between 1997-2001).

In the world of fun Boise State facts, until Boise State’s 37-20 home loss to Air Force last November, Washington State was the last school to beat the Broncos when Boise State wore blue uniforms (a 41-20 defeat in Boise three days before 9/11), a streak that spanned 83 games.

Boise State is 12-5 versus Power 5 competition over the past ten seasons (16-7 if you include TCU and Utah) with victories over the Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners in 2007, the Pac 10 champion Oregon Ducks in 2009, the ACC champion Virginia Tech Hokies in 2010, the SEC East champion Georgia Bulldogs in 2011, and the Pac 12 South champion Arizona Wildcats in 2014. Boise State recorded their first Power 5 victory with a 53-34 triumph over the Oregon State Beavers in 2004, their first Power 5 road victory with a 37-32 win over Oregon in 2008, and currently has a three game winning streak against Power 5 competition. The Broncos have a five game home winning streak versus Power 5 completion.

Bronco Nation hopes their beloved school adds one more to these totals tomorrow.


About Robert J Pfeifer

Robert J Pfeifer
Robert was born in Boise and raised in Meridian, Idaho. He spent his whole life in the Treasure Valley before moving away to Moscow for college. He owns his own website where he covers recruiting and writes other in-depth articles about Boise State. He also helps with the Idaho Statesman's High School Football coverage.

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