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.
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
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.
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.