The Boise State Broncos travel to Provo, Utah on Friday Oct. 6 to play one of the Broncos’ biggest rivals, BYU. Players, coaches and fans started to think of this as a rivalry after all of the emotional, hard-fought games and a series scheduled through 2023. Head coach Bryan Harsin had an interesting take on this rivalry.
“We’re gonna play against some guys we played last year, so our guys understand there’s a little bit of a rivalry as far as that goes,” Coach Harsin said in a press conference in Boise, Idaho.
BYU and Boise fan bases both have an understanding of how the rivalry and the emotion on the field translates to the crowd.
“A Boise State vs. BYU game; it doesn’t matter where you play it, they’re gonna have a good crowd,” Coach Harsin said.
Fans are a big part of what causes schools to become rivals, from trash talk to simply hyping up the game.
“The Boise vs. BYU game is easily the one I look the most forward to. You know it’s going to be an emotional game for the team and fans,” said sophomore kinesiology student Brandon Williams.
BYU is currently 1-4 with three of their losses coming at home, while Boise State is 2-2 for only the sixth time since 2000. Fans should expect a dramatic battle to the end of the final quarter.