Boise State vs. Fresno State
Game Date: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET
Where: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif.
Radio: ESPN Radio 940 AM Fresno, Bronco Radio Network
Boise State (2-1, 1-0 MWC) will travel to the Central Valley of California this week to take on the Bulldogs of Fresno State (2-0, 0-0 MWC).
The Bulldogs had their game cancelled last week against Colorado due to flooding in the Boulder, Col. area. Meanwhile, the Broncos defeated Air Force 42-20 in a Friday night Mountain West showdown on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium.
When these two teams collide this week it will be the battle of the can—"The Milk Can" that is.
Boise State has won seven straight in this series, but this will be the best chance the Bulldogs have had to take home the victory since 2005, when Fresno State handled Boise State 27-7 in Bulldog Stadium.
No matter who wins this game, you can count on this one being a high-scoring event as two powerful offenses and two questionable defenses will collide Friday night.
This game could also be a preview of the Mountain West Conference championship game in December. Fresno is in the West Division of the MWC and Boise State resides in the Mountain Division. The top finisher in each of these divisions will square off for the title.
One of the reasons this game Friday is so crucial for both teams is that the highest ranked team going into the championship will also host the game. So, in essence, the winner this week could determine the host city in December.
If both teams make it that far, that is.
Let's look at the possibilities and scenarios that might dictate the outcome of this game, and how it all might transpire Friday night in Fresno.