Boise State, Virginia schedule 2015 & 2017 Home-and-home Football Series

By Kevin Kelley -
Scott Stadium
Virginia, Boise State begin a series at Scott Stadium in 2015. Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The Boise State Broncos and the Virginia Cavaliers have scheduled a 2015 and 2017 home-and-home football series, both schools announced today.

In the first game of the series, Boise State will travel to face Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Sept. 26, 2015. The Broncos will then host the second and final game at Bronco Stadium on Sept. 23, 2017.

The 2015 game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Boise State is 1-1 against teams from the ACC, while Virginia is only 1-3 against the Mountain West.

Boise State and Virginia both continue to schedule aggressively out of the conference. From 2014 forward, Boise State only has games scheduled against BYU and teams from the power conferences.

In 2015, the Broncos are slated to travel to BYU and Virginia and host Washington. In 2017, Boise travels to Washington State and BYU and hosts the Cavaliers.

Virginia now has future home-and-home series set with Boise State (2015/2017), BYU (2013-14), Oregon (2013/2016), Stanford (2017-18), UCLA (2014-15), and UConn (2016-17). They will also have to reschedule their 2013 game at Penn State.

“I think our fans will be extremely excited about the Broncos hosting an ACC school,” Boise State Director of Athletics Mark Coyle stated. “We continue to work hard on scheduling home-and-home games against BCS opponents and a series like this with an east coast team will help spread the Bronco brand.”

“We’re excited to announce this series with a program that has been exceptional over the last decade,” said Virginia Executive Associate Athletics Director Jon Oliver. “They’ve done it with great coaching, solid recruiting and a fearless approach to competition. We are trying to do the same thing and this will be an incredible challenge for us as we continue to build our program. The 2015 and 2017 seasons could end up being two of the toughest schedules in the history of our football program and we hope they will excite and energize our fans, student-athletes and recruits.”

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Comments (11)

Good to see the Hoos actually scheduling some good OOC opponents. BYU, Penn State, Oregon, and now Boise.

Looks like Boise St made out pretty good here, by the time they play Virginia they will probably be a B1G team, much better than an ACC team.

You want the game cancelled three days after announcement? Is it really the turf that has you concerned?

Virginia is year in and year out one of the weakest teams in the ACC. This no big deal. When they get Texas, Nebraska or Texas A & M to come to Boise on 1 home game vs 2 away games like Wyoming does then you can say that Boise is serious.

This is good news for Boise State. They need two more of this caliber opponent for home-and-home series to fill out their OOC schedules for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons. Virginia, Ole Miss, BYU, Washington, Washington State, that is the kind of teams they need to be playing their nonconference games against. How about USC, Cal, UCLA, Stanford? Their MWC conference schedule is light enough, they don’t need to spend their OOC games playing teams like Tennesee-Martin anymore, that is not going to help them.