One of our favorite times of the year is officially upon us: football season. That’s right, it’s officially time for colder nights, good friends, and incredible memories surrounding all things Boise State football. We have a very cool and extremely unique place in the college football landscape, so keep reading for 5 ½ things about our program, stadium, and team!
1) The Blue™
In case you haven’t realized by now, we have a blue football field. A football field that was actually the first ever college field to be any color other than green. Our eye-catching, one-of-a-kind landmark has been a symbol of Boise State, the city of Boise, and Idaho itself since 1986.
2) A tradition of success
Boise State is one of the winningest teams in college football history. With a current win percentage of just over .727, we have a reputation across the nation for our achievements on the field. That win percentage is even higher at home games. Go Broncos!
3) New renovations
The famous Albertsons Stadium is getting an upgrade. “The North End Zone Project” is underway which includes the construction of premier, logo-style seating, new fencing with grand entrances on the northeast and northwest sides, field-level suites, additional restrooms, and a dining hall for student athletes and coaches.
4) Tee dog, Blitz
If you’ve been to a Boise State game recently, then you’ve probably seen our tee dog, Blitz, who retrieves the tee after a Broncos kickoff and you’ve probably also heard the, “He’s a good boy!” chant. What you may not know is that Blitz is actually the son of Cowboy Kohl, who was also the tee dog for the Broncos. We are lucky to have Blitz in the Bronco Nation family!
5) A packed house
The game that drew the most fans ever for a Boise State home football game was last October 2022 during a game vs. Nevada when 37,663 people packed into Albertsons Stadium. Who knows, maybe we can break that record this year during Homecoming and Parents Weekend where we’ll have another home game vs. San José State.
5 1/2) The “Boise State” rule
Fun fact, the NFL has banned any professional football team from installing any other color field aside from green. It’s officially known in the NFL as the “Boise State Rule”!