BOISE -- The Boise State Broncos (8-2) will face the Colorado State Rams (3-7) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The event is BSU's final home game in the 2012 season. It's also known as Senior Day for 23 Broncos that will graduate and leave the team next year.
That means prior to kick-off, each senior Bronco player will be introduced to fans and honored on the field.
In addition, two deputies from the Canyon County Sheriff's Office will be honored in a special ceremony. Both men were wounded in a recent shootout in Caldwell.
The deputies will receive footballs autographed by Coach Chris Petersen on the blue turf with members of their family before the game starts.
FAVORABLE ODDS FOR BSU
Currently, the Broncos are in a three-way tie for 1st in the Mountain West Conference with a 5-1 conference record. In comparison, Colorado State comes into Saturday's game with only two conference wins this season.
Despite those favorable odds, Broncos Head Coach Chris Petersen says a constantly-improving Colorado State team will provide a challenge.
During Monday's news conference, Petersen described CSU's game play as full of "passion and energy," and complimented the Rams on "getting better." That could be due to CSU's recent wins over Hawaii and UNLV.
However, the Broncos will also likely come into Saturday's game with more energy and confidence after last week's crushing, 49-14 win over Hawaii.
They'll need to maintain that edge on Saturday -- and against Nevada on Dec. 1 -- in order to secure a spot in a major bowl game. That's because San Diego State and Fresno State are tied with the Broncos for the top spot in the Mountain West.
The cost of tickets for the game start at $25 and go up based on age and section.
Tickets can be purchased at all Select-a-Seat outlets, or by calling the Boise State Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.
They can also be purchased online at IdahoTickets.com.
HOW TO WATCH ON TV
The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
- Cable One: channel 326 and 408 in HD
- DirecTV: channel 220 in HD
- Dish: channel 159
- Cox Cable: channel 40
In addition, KTVB will broadcast a live pregame show on the blue at Bronco Stadium starting at 12:30 p.m. The pregame show will be available online as well.
You can expect live post-game coverage and an interview with Coach Pete immediately after the game.
EVENTS HAPPENING AT BSU ON NOV. 3
Several events on the Boise State University campus on Saturday, Nov. 3, will affect parking and transportation on campus. Events that day include:
- Volleyball vs. Colorado State, Bronco Gym, 7 p.m.
- Ballet Idaho and Philharmonic Master Chorale, Morrison Center, 8 p.m.
- Private Event, Taco Bell Arena, 7:30 p.m. -- estimated attendance of 12,000.
To assist in accommodating those attending Saturday's large private event, fans are encouraged to exit parking lots within one hour after the game. Parking lots will re-open to patrons attending the Taco Bell Arena event at 6 p.m.
In addition, Euclid and Grant Avenue between Belmont Street and University Drive will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through the end of the football game for security operations.
PARKING AND TAILGATING
Paid parking lots at Boise State open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and cost approximately $10. A number of road closures this year could make some parking tricky.
See the university's full parking information here.
While general and reserved game day parking is available at BSU, thousands of cars typically cruise nearby neighborhoods, parks, and businesses to score open spots.
That's why Boise Police remind fans that state and city codes prohibit parking in the following areas:
- Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign
- Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, marked or unmarked
- Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- On a sidewalk
- On a yellow or red "no parking" curb
These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters. Most parking violations carry ticket fines of approximately $47, and vehicles parked in hazardous areas risk being towed.
Additionally, BPD reminds fans that open containers of alcohol are prohibited in public areas, including parks, parking lots, and neighborhood streets. Police say they'll monitor for illegal alcohol use in neighborhoods surrounding Boise State, Julia Davis Park, and other areas.
SHUTTLE SERVICE TO BRONCO STADIUM
The Downtown Boise Association plans to offer free shuttle buses to Bronco Stadium. Shuttles run every 15 minutes for two hours prior to game time, and immediately after the game for one hour. For pickup and drop locations, see the Bronco Shuttle link on the association's web page.
STADIUM COLOR SCHEME
Fans are encouraged to wear orange or blue for Saturday's game. For specific section information, see the 2012 color scheme schedule.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FROM BPD
However, BPD and Boise Parks and Rec. say towing will not happen until 2 a.m. for games that start after 7 p.m. during 2012's Bronco Football season.
Police also say alcohol and glass containers are prohibited in all parks, except for in designated park shelter areas by those with designated permits. Click here for more on Boise park safety regulations.
Police will post signs on the north and south sides of University Drive to restrict parking between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Vehicles may be ticketed and towed in these areas.
ADDITIONAL PARKING OPPORTUNITY
Fans can park at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front Street for each home game during the 2012-2013 football season at a cost of $5.00 per car. All parking revenue proceeds will directly benefit victims served at Faces Family Justice Center.