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Back on “The Blue”: Who the Broncos will be playing this football season and how to get tickets

Mackenzie Hudson | The Arbiter

The Boise State Broncos are getting ready to kick off the beginning of the 2022 football season on the Blue turf? Are you ready for the action?

Season previews

The first home game of the season will be against the University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) Skyhawks on Sept. 17. This home opener is set to bring back the fan energy and kickstart the beginning of the season. Fans are encouraged to wear stripes to support the Broncos.

The next two back-to-back home games are against Boise State’s biggest rivals.

On Sept. 30, fans will wear blue and watch as the San Diego Aztecs visit Albertsons Stadium in a highly anticipated game. 

The record of this particular matchup is 3-4 in favor of the Aztecs, but the Broncos have a chance to even out the record on their home field this season.

The next matchup is against the Fresno State Bulldogs. This game’s theme is blue and is set to be jam packed, with homecoming and parent and family weekend festivities.

[Photo of Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University.]
Mackenzie Hudson | The Arbiter

Regardless of the conference and the distance between these two schools, this rivalry has been a fan favorite for years. After 23 total meetings between the two, the record stands at 16-5 with Boise in a large lead over the Bulldogs. 

The Broncos will face some of their toughest opponents of the season in the next back-to-back weekend they host on The Blue.

On Oct. 29, the Colorado State Rams visit Albertsons Stadium. Wear orange and also join the Broncos in supporting the local military during this home game. Boise State has a considerable amount of power over the Rams, with a history record of 11-0. 

Colorado State made a power play during this offseason after stealing Nevada’s head coach, Jay Norvell, in an attempt to reboot the program. Hoping to make this season more successful than its last, the Rams have their eyes on the prize and will try to give the Broncos a challenge.

After Colorado State, the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars will travel up from Provo, Utah, to face the Broncos on Nov. 5, in a highly anticipated match-up.

With BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference in 2023, one of the Intermountain West’s best annual games could take a pause. With an 8-4 record, the Broncos hold a demanding advantage over the Cougars. Boise State will be wearing black for this noteworthy game. 

Lastly, the Broncos are set to round out their regular season home games by hosting the Utah State Aggies on Nov. 25. Fans will be sporting blue for this final game of the season, as well as celebrating the senior class. 

This could be a crucial final game to decide the final conference standings since Utah State is in the Mountain West.

How to get tickets

With numerous exciting games to be held on the Blue this season, tickets are in high demand.

In order to be ready to get those tickets, you need to know how to access them.

Full-time students paying complete fees will have the opportunity to reserve one ticket for free the Monday prior to each home game at 8 a.m., while tickets last. Part-time students are eligible for a discounted price on tickets. 

All Boise State student tickets are available for digital download through the Boise State Athletics app. Upon entry to Albertsons Stadium, each student must present their physical student ID as well as their digital ticket. 

This season, Boise State Athletics is offering the Blue Collar Pass which offers fans admission to all six home games for $199. Each ticket will be placed in a different section of the arena, to allow fans different perspectives throughout the 2022 season.

With many exciting games to come to the Blue, be prepared to watch the Boise State Broncos take on these competitors. 

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