The date of the 2013 UT Martin at Boise State football game has moved to September 7, according to UTM’s official website.
We first reported the Boise State-UT Martin match-up in February and the date was initially set for Sept. 21, 2013. To date, neither school has made an official announcement for the game.
A UTM official confirmed the date change to Sept. 7, but indicated there is not a signed contract yet.
Regarding the date change or any other game in 2013, Boise State Assistant AD/Media Relations Max Corbet said he has “nothing to confirm at this point.”
On the surface, a date change for UT Martin at Boise State doesn’t seem like a big deal. But a look at Boise State’s schedule reveals that a wave of changes could be coming.
Boise State is currently set to travel to Washington on Sept. 7, 2013. But with the Broncos now set to host UT Martin on that date, BSU’s game at UW should be moving. The most likely date appears to be the weekend of August 31.
That is the only date window that appears to work for Washington since they travel to Illinois on Sept. 14 and host Idaho State on Sept. 21. The Huskies will likely be off on Sept. 28 prior to Pac-12 play and Boise State is slated to host Southern Miss that day.
Of course, Washington could move either the Illinois or Idaho State game and slot Boise State into that spot. Another option is that the Boise State-Washington game could be moved to another season or canceled altogether. The Broncos are slated to host the Huskies in 2015 in the final game of the home-and-home series.
Update (7/9/12): The 2013 Boise State at Washington game has been moved to August 31.