Boise State Football: Broncos Sign Home-and-Home with Troy

Martin SondermannAnalyst IIMarch 12, 2013

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 28: Boise State Broncos mascot Buster Bronco works up the crowd during their game against the Fresno State Bulldogs on November 28, 2008 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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Boise State University has announced that the Trojans will play at Bronco Stadium.

But, before Bronco fans get too excited, it isn't the Trojans from Southern California making their way north. Instead it will be Troy University out of the Sun Belt.

Boise State announced its third home-and-home series deal in as many weeks. According to Boise State will welcome the Troy Trojans to Boise, Idaho in 2017. In return, the Broncos will travel to Troy, Alabama in 2018.

This is a far cry from the Florida State home-and-home series announced recently or even the Virginia home-and-home announced just a few weeks ago. Still, it is better than landing an FCS school, and brings a reasonable amount of intrigue for Bronco fans when the Trojans come to town.

Last season Troy finished just 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the Sun Belt Conference. They did have victories over Navy and Florida International. They also played a close game with less-than-stellar Tennessee in Knoxville finally falling 55-48 after the Volunteers scored 21 4th-quarter points.

If history is any indication however, Troy won't be the pushover some might assume.

They may have had a down year in 2013, but they have been competitive most seasons. The article on goes on to mention that under current head coach Larry Blakeney, the Trojans have won 64.3 percent of their games in the last 22 seasons.

As the Bronco's athletic department works hard to fill up their future non-conference schedule, another handful of these announcements should be arriving in coming months. Florida State and Virginia are probably more of what Boise State fans want to see.

However, you have to believe that many teams aren't all that excited to play on The Blue, a place where the Broncos have been extremely successful. It will certainly be a challenge to land more teams like Florida State and fewer teams like Troy. 

Either way, it will be very interesting to see which teams might take a chance and travel to Boise to take on the Broncos.