FORT COLLINS, CO - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos delivers a pass against the Colorado State Rams at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Rams 63-13. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The very first Mountain West Conference home game for the fifth- ranked Boise State Broncos takes place this Saturday, as the high-flying squad entertains the Air Force Falcons.
Boise State, which is already bowl eligible and is slotted fifth in the initial BCS rankings which came out this week, posted its highest scoring output of 2011 last Saturday when it crushed Colorado State in the MWC opener, 63-13, in Fort Collins. The win was the eighth in a row for the Broncos, which has them tied for the third-longest win streak in the nation. Despite having jumped over to the MWC after spending the last decade in the Western Athletic Conference, BSU has also strung together 34 consecutive conference wins as well, which is among the longest streaks in the country. The Broncos, who recently have been mentioned as potential future members of the Big East Conference, have also captured 46 straight conference home games, the last loss coming against Idaho back in 1998.
As for the Falcons, this is their second ranked opponent of the season, the team already having battled 25th-ranked TCU and falling in a 35-19 decision last month. Last Thursday, the academy was taken down by San Diego State at home in a 41-27 decision, the team's second straight loss overall. Combined with the loss to the Horned Frogs, Air Force is now 0-2 in MWC play for the first time ever.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 22nd
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
TV channel: Versus
Spread: Boise State favored by 30
Series history: This is their first meeting
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