Not All BSU Students Are Loyal

Not All BSU Students Are Loyal
We know Bronco Nation is strong. They've proved it time and time again. While the leis are ready one fan CBS 2 Eyewitness News talked to said that spirit has two sides.

You've got Hawaii and of course you've got Boise State, but what happens when you get a Hawaiian Bronco?

"I'll be rooting for University of Hawaii. Go Rainbow Warriors!" exclaimed Hawaii fan Russ Rivera.

Yeah, you heard him right. A current BSU grad student and Vice President of the Hui-O-Aloha Club, Rivera says blue and orange aren't his true colors.

"When it's a question of cultural heritage and school loyalty it gets kind of tough, but I'm always going to be a U.H. Fan," Rivera told CBS 2 Eyewitness News.

While Rivera admits he doesn't always follow football, Fridays game between the Warriors and the Broncos is different, Hawaii is home. And soon his home will be overrun by Bronco mania.

"Bronco nation travels really well," said Associate Director of the Boise State Alumni Association Renee White.

The BSU ticket office says they're sold out, 1800 tickets: gone. And the Boise Alumni Association says Hawaii won't know what hit them come Friday.

"We've heard that the stadium is full and it is very unusual for them to sell out their stadium, so we know the reason is the Bronco nation is there," White told CBS 2 Eyewitness News.

But Rivera says if you think Bronco fans have pride, just wait.

"I've got a feeling they're going to be overwhelmed with the amount of Hawaiian or Aloha spirit they're going to see."

Rivera admits he'll probably get some flack for rooting the other team on but he says what he really wants is "A good game. They're both really good teams, they're both really competitive teams."

Rivera says he will not be heading to Hawaii to see the game. He knows his family there plans to watch. They tell him they're staying hopeful this year after suffering a loss to BSU on the blue turf last year.