Bronco football adds Troy in 2017 & 2018

Bronco football adds Troy in 2017 & 2018
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State University announced today the addition of Troy (Ala.) University to its football schedules in 2017 and 2018.

Troy will visit Bronco Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017, with Boise State returning the game to Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama on Sept. 1, 2018.

A member of the Sun Belt Conference, the Trojans posted an overall record of 5-7 in 2012. The team went 4-4 in conference action this past year to finish fifth in the league.

Directing the Troy program is one of the longest tenured Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches in Larry Blakeney. In 22 seasons as the Trojans’ head coach, Blakeney’s record is 169-98-1 (.643%). He has guided Troy to 15 winning seasons, including six seasons with 10 or more wins.

The Broncos are coming off of an 11-2 season in 2012, which included a tie for the Mountain West Conference Championship and a 28-26 win over Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.

Boise State finished the 2012 season ranked No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 19 in the final BCS Standings.

The Broncos have the best record in college football since 1997 with an overall mark of 168-35 (.828), and the best home winning percentage since 2000 with a 79-4 record (.952).

Boise State recently started its 2013 spring drills and will play its annual Spring Game on April 13 (Saturday) at 5 p.m. in Bronco Stadium.