The Boise State football team is one step closer to the Mountain West Conference championship game.
With just two regular season games remaining on the schedule, the Broncos are 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the MWC. That is good enough to be in first place in the Mountain Division of the MWC, just ahead of Utah State.
The Aggies are also 5-1 in the Mountain West, but Boise State owns the tiebreaker as the Broncos defeated them 34-23 in October.
For the Broncos to qualify for the championship game, they have no margin for error.
They must win their last two regular season games in an effort to win the division. That task starts this week as they travel to Southern California to take on Western Division rival San Diego State (6-4, 5-1 MWC).
Head coach Rocky Long brought his Aztecs to Boise last season and upset the Broncos on the blue turf. The loss caused Boise State to miss out on another BCS bowl game, which was the third season in a row that head coach Chris Petersen and his team missed a big game due to one loss.
Revenge might be on the minds of players, but it will no doubt be on the minds of Boise State fans. It should be an exciting game. With so much to play for, the stakes are high.
This game will definitely test the Broncos, and for them to win, they will need to bring their best.
Let's look at what that might look like, keys to the game and how it all might transpire Saturday night in San Diego.