BOISE -- The first game of the 2013 Bronco Football season is easily one of its most anticipated.
Fresh off a rebuilding year, Chris Petersen's team will play the University of Washington Huskies in Seattle. The game is significant for three major reasons.
First, the Broncos beat the Huskies by a two-point margin during last year's Maaco Bowl, and analysts predict just a three-point spread this year.
Second, the Huskies are playing the first game in the team's newly-renovated and much-hyped stadium, which will almost certainly be packed with UW fans clad in purple.
Third, the game will likely set the tone for Boise State's 2013 season -- a season many analysts predict Boise State will clinch the Mountain West Conference Championship, and perhaps even score a rare, at-large berth into the Bowl Championship Series. That's where a non-conference win could definitely help the team.
In case you were wondering, tickets to the game are sold out.
KTVB HOSTS PRE-GAME SHOW
Join KTVB Sports Director Jay Tust, along with nightly anchors Mark Johnson and Carolyn Holly for a pre-game show scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. Tom Scott will also provide commentary.
- Tour University of Washington's new stadium
- Fans tailgating by boat
- Profile on BSU wide receiver Kirby Moore, a Washington native
- Profiles on QB Joe Southwick and running back Jay Ajayi
- BSU fashion
You can watch the pre-game show on KTVB 7.1, online at KTVB.COM, and via the Bronco Roundup App, which is available by searching "KTVB" in your app store.
FOX SPORTS 1
The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1, which can be found on the following local channels.
- CableOne -- 26
- Cox Cable -- 53
- Direct TV -- 219
- Dish Network -- 150
TIPS FOR FANS IN SEATTLE
Are you headed to the rainy city for the big game? Want in on a BSU pre-game celebration? Looking for your free Bronco Rally towel? Interested in an alumni viewing party?
We've got that information in our story: 'BSU events in Seattle for Bronco fans at Season opener'.