Boise State enters the 2013 season with a fair dose of optimism, and for good reason.
The Broncos have some key returning starters coming back along with a fair number of quality backups and a slew of talented underclassmen ready to hit The Blue. Even if Chris Petersen's team isn't allowed to wear blue-on-blue uniforms at home, they will certainly make fans of several teams blue in 2013.
The campaign starts in Washington, and if everything goes according to plan, the season should end on a BCS stage. However, nothing is guaranteed, and there is a lot of work to be done before Boise State can close out the year in a game like the Fiesta Bowl.
The 2013 schedule was recently released for the Broncos, and it has several interesting matchups.
In total, Boise State will have 12 regular-season games with a possible 13th game if they make it to the Mountain West Conference championship. The schedule isn't extremely difficult, but there are definitely some hills to climb and traps to avoid.
Let's take a look at the top eight games that stand between the Broncos and BCS glory in 2013.