Boise State will open the 2011 football season at Mississippi, Bronco Athletic Director Director Gene Bleymaier announced today.
The 2011 non-conference
schedule for the
football team is now
Bronco Athletic Director
Gene Bleymaier filled in the final hole by announcing that
will travel to
to take on the Rebels on
Saturday, September 3.
The game is expected to
be televised nationally. No return
was offered by
finalized its 2011
non-conference football schedule when it was announced the Broncos would open
the season on Sept. 3 (Saturday) at the
"This will be a
great game to start the 2011 season," Boise State Director of Athletics Gene
Bleymaier stated. "Playing a team coached by Houston Nutt
will add to the fun and excitement."
in 1997 and is widely
regarded as the man who set the table for
's current success.
The 2011 game against his former team will be the third time he has faced
his former team. Nutt coached
when they played
in 2000 and 2002.
Now, Nutt has transformed ‘Ole Miss into a contender in the tough
"Diane and I had a
wonderful experience there, and we're glad they're coming to
," Coach Nutt said.
is one of the top programs
now, and we have an awesome respect for them. It really takes our schedule to
finished the 2009 campaign
with a 9-4 record, including regular season victories over
and LSU and a 21-7 win
in the Cotton Bowl.
"We're excited for
the match-up against Ole Miss," Boise State Head Coach Chris Petersen said. "It will be great for Bronco Nation and the
program to open the 2011
season against an opponent of that caliber."
will also play
at home on September 10,
on the 17th,
in Bronco Stadium on
September 24, and
finally coming to
on October 1.
's Western Athletic
Conference schedule for 2011 will not be released until March of 2011.