The Broncos of Boise State (4-2, 2-1 MWC) will host the Nevada Wolf Pack (3-3, 2-1 MWC) Saturday in a Mountain West showdown on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium.
This is a non-division game within the conference, but that will not diminish the rivalry between these two teams. It is also the Broncos' homecoming game, which should add to the atmosphere.
Boise State is coming off of a convincing win over Utah State, while the Wolf Pack are coming off of a bye week after losing to San Diego State in a painful 51-44 overtime loss.
First-year head coach Brian Polian will make his first trip to Boise since taking over the helm from the now-retired legend Chris Ault. Bronco Stadium, although not big, is an extremely loud and challenging environment, and it will be interesting to see if Polian will have his team prepared.
It should be a good game, as both teams have some offensive firepower. However, the home-field advantage and experience of the Broncos may be too much for Nevada to overcome.
Let's look at the keys to this game, which players should make a difference and how it might all go down on The Blue this weekend.
Game: Nevada at Boise State
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Where: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Television: CBS Sports Network