This One's For The Undisputed WAC Title

Saturday's game between Boise State and red-hot Nevada is for sole posession of the 2006 Western Athletic Conference title. The Broncos and Wolf Pack kick it off in Reno Saturday at 2 p.m.

After sharing a Western Athletic Conference football title last year, Boise State goes for sole possession of that trophy this Saturday when the Broncos travel to Reno to take on the Wolf Pack.  It was Nevada that was dancing in the streets last year when they defeated Fresno State to earn a share of the WAC title with Boise State.

 

Nevada comes into Saturday afternoon's game as one of the hottest teams in the nation, having won eight of their last nine games.  The only blemish during that hot streak was a narrow 41-34 loss to powerful #25 Hawai'i.  Coach Chris Ault's team has also put together one of the top home winning streaks in the country that now has reached ten consecutive games.

 

Nevada comes into the game a one-point favorite over Boise State on the strength of two straight 42-0 wins over Utah State and Louisiana Tech respectively.  The Pack earns the favorite role largely on the basis that the Broncos have not been able to put away a WAC team on the road until late in the fourth quarter. 

 

Since Nevada is far superior to the Broncos' other league road opponents (New Mexico State, San Jose State and Idaho), no one expects Boise State to be able to dominate this one.  Additionally, unlike the three aforementioned league road games, the Pack will be playing before a huge throng of faithful at Mackay Stadium.  Boise State fans always travel well to Reno and are once again expected to number between six and eight thousand, but if the game's close, they will likely be drowned out by a Nevada crowd that will number in excess of 20,000.

 

The nationally-televised Bronco-Wolf Pack game kicks off Saturday afternoon at 2 and will be televised by both ESPN2 and Boise's KTVB Channel 7.  Paul J. Schneider, the Voice of the Broncos, also will call the play by play on KBOI radio AM 670.


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