No. 20/No. 22 Boise State at BYU
SATURDAY, 8:15 p.m. MT
LaVell Edwards Stadium
Radio: KSL 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
Weather: Clear skies, temperatures in the low 80s at kickoff
For Boise State The Broncos have their sights on another New Year’s Six Bowl, and a win in Provo would be a big step in that direction.
For BYU ... The Cougars are looking to knock off a ranked opponent in their home opener one week after a thrilling, last-second victory over Nebraska.
For Boise State ... The Broncos are 4-1 all-time against BYU, including a 55-30 blowout victory last season in Boise.
For BYU ... The Cougars are 6-14 against ranked teams under coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Road to victory
Boise State will win if ... The Broncos control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
BYU will win if ... The Cougars can establish a run game and rush for more than 100 yards and get big plays through the air.
Opposing player to watch
RYAN FINLEY, quarterback: The sophomore made his first career start last week in a 16-13 victory over Washington. He completed 16 of 26 passes for 129 yards and one interception. How will he do in his first road start?
BYU QUARTERBACK TANNER MANGUM VS. BOISE STATE DEFENSE: The Broncos boast a stout front seven, including defensive end Kamalei Correa and linebacker Tanner Vallejo, and will pose a big test for Mangum, a freshman who will be making his first career start.
Boise State: None.
BYU: QB Taysom Hill suffered a foot injury against Nebraska and is out for the season. NT Travis Tuiloma is out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.
BYU travels to UCLA next Saturday while Boise State hosts Idaho State next Friday.
Sept. 5 — BYU 33, Nebraska 28
Sept. 12 — BOISE STATE, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 19 — at UCLA, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Sept. 26 — at Michigan, TBA
Oct. 2 — CONNECTICUT, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oct. 10 — EAST CAROLINA, TBA
Oct. 16 — CINCINNATI, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 24 — WAGNER, 1 p.m. (BYUtv)
Nov. 6 — at San Jose State, 9:30 p.m. (CBSS)
Nov. 14 — vs. Missouri, TBA
Nov. 21 — FRESNO STATE, TBA
Nov. 28 — at Utah State, 1:30 p.m. (CBSS)
All times Mountain