The Boise State Broncos have announced several future non-conference football schedule additions and changes, which includes new contests against Washington and two Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents.
Boise State will play a pair of road games against the Washington Huskies. The two schools will square off at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 2, 2023 and then again six seasons later on Sept. 8, 2029.
The Broncos were previously scheduled to play a home-and-home series with Michigan State in 2022 and 2023, but that series has been canceled.
Boise State was originally scheduled to host the Oregon State Beavers on Sept. 2, 2023. That contest has been postponed one season and will now be played on Sept. 7, 2024.
As a result of moving the Oregon State game to Sept. 7, 2024, the Broncos’ home contest against the Houston Cougars that season has been pushed back two weeks and will now be played on Sept. 21.
Boise State has also added home games against two FCS opponents. The Broncos will host the UT Martin Skyhawks on Sept. 17, 2022 and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Sept. 16, 2023.
“When evaluating these adjustments in totality, they were moves we needed to make,” Boise State director of athletics Jeramiah Dickey said. “We have talked about needing to be creative in seeking revenue-generating opportunities, and this is one of those times. We also needed a game in 2024, and these changes allowed us to put a bow on the nonconference schedule for that season.
“Our schedule is difficult and competitive moving forward. Coach Avalos and I are aligned in our scheduling philosophy, and today’s announcement represents several steps that will help get us in line with how we would like our schedule to look as we move forward – nonconference games against a Power Five opponent, BYU, a Group of Five opponent and an FCS opponent.”
Boise State will be paid more than $3 million for the games against Washington, and will not have to pay North Dakota for its trip to Albertsons Stadium. Boise State will pay UT Martin $425,000 to play in Boise, resulting in a roughly $3.1 million gain for the Broncos’ budget.
Below is the complete list of non-conference contests and changes announced today by Boise State:
Sept. 17, 2022: UT Martin at Boise State
Sept. 16, 2023: North Dakota at Boise State
Sept. 2, 2023: Boise State at Washington
Sept. 7, 2024: Oregon State at Boise State
Sept. 21, 2024: Houston at Boise State
Sept. 8, 2029: Boise State at Washington