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GAME DAY GUIDE: Everything You Need to Know about Boise State vs Virginia

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What channel is the game on? Where should we park? We’ve got all the answers and more!

Boise State Broncos (2-1) vs Virginia Cavaliers (2-1)

  • Date: Friday, September 22nd
  • Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Why is this game so important for BSU?

This week’s game against non-conference opponent, Virginia won’t be a walk in the park.  Virginia’s in the ACC, a conference that’s also home to #2 Clemson, #12 Florida State, #13 Virginia Tech, #14 Miami and #19 Louisville.  Even though Boise State’s favored by 11.5 points, Virginia’s used to facing stiff competition.

There’s also a big question surrounding two key players for the Broncos.  QB Brett Rypien missed last week’s New Mexico game due to injury but is back to practice this week.  We still don’t know if he’ll get the start or if those duties with go to Montell Cozart for a second week in a row.  Defensive Tackle David Moa was arrested for disturbing the peace last Saturday night and we don’t know if he’ll be suspended for the game.  Coach Harsin’s only said that he’s disappointed in the arrest and is handling the manner internally.  If history repeats its self, Moa will (IMO) play.  In 2015, Harsin did NOT suspend QB Ryan Finley following his arrest for underage drinking and resisting an officer.

Last time the teams met, Boise State rolled over Virginia 56-14.

Will I be able to watch this one on regular TV?

ESPN 2 this week, Bronco fans! Catch the game on Cable One (Ch 134,) DirecTV (Ch 209) or Dish (Ch 143.)

What time does the tailgate lot open?

The lot opens four hours before kick-off on weekday game days, so play hooky from work and make your way over to Albertsons Stadium starting at 2 p.m!

Where should I park for the game?

Various lots near Boise State will have parking available for a fee. I usually park at the US Bank on Broadway (Which I found out wasn’t as cheap as I thought it was! It costs $20 on game day to park there) Our parking lot at Townsquare Media is much cheaper pay lot option. It’s a short half mile walk via the Greenbelt to Albertsons Stadium. This year there will also be FREE parking in Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, Julia Davis, Ann Morrison Park and Riverside Park. You just need to remove your vehicles from those parks by 3 a.m. on Saturday to avoid being towed.

Will someone give me a ride to the game?

Sure! The Bronco Shuttle for the 2017 season. They’ll run every 15 minutes from 8th Street (between Idaho & Bannock,) 6th & Grove, 8th & Main and 8th & Broad. There’s a new shuttle stop at Payette Brewing at River & 12th this season as well! The shuttle is free and starts running two hours before kickoff and will take you back Downtown for an hour after the game.

What color do I wear to the game?

Blue. My mom’s coming in to town from Ohio for her first Bronco game this weekend and you better bet that I’ll be taking her shopping at the Bronco Shop before the game.  Can’t have my mom being that person wearing the wrong color on national TV…and you don’t want to be that person either!

Where can I drink alcohol before the game?

The 10 to 10 zone where those 21 and up can drink from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. is back again this year. As long as you have your alcohol in a plastic cup within the zone you can do so in THIS area.

Can I still get tickets?

Sure can! Single game tickets range from $39-$79. You can buy them through Boise State’s website, over the phone or the ticket office on game day.

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