BOISE -- The Boise State Broncos (4-2, 2-1) will face the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack (3-3, 2-1) Saturday at 6:00 p.m. MDT.
The 2013 Homecoming game marks the 40th meeting between the two teams, since the rivalry started in 1971. Lately, the Broncos have had the advantage, winning 12 of the last 13 match ups.
But this year's Nevada team could feature a different look, as first-year head coach Brian Polian replaces Chris Ault. The Broncos believe Polian's Pack will feature a similar "pistol" offense, with a few differences.
"It's different than it was last year with Coach Ault not being there," Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said on Monday. "They've kind of expended some things and added some things to the run game. Certainly the way that Cody can run the ball is different."
"You've just go to be ready for everything on every play, and just make sure you're playing your job and keeping your leverage," junior linebacker Corey Bell said.
When the Broncos face the Wolf Pack at home, they will do so riding some momentum. Boise State picked up its first road win of the season against Utah State over the weekend, and the Broncos are currently on a two-game winning streak.
This years Homecoming parade starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at University Drive & Brady Drive, then continues down University Drive ending near Bronco Stadium around 3:30 p.m. Access to University Drive will be restricted from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This game also marks the sixth annual Idaho Foodbank Hunger Bowl. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and drop them off at the game.
The Idaho Foodbank says that some of the most-needed items are soup, canned meats, pasta, canned fruits, canned vegetable, cereal, and canned meals.
For those who can not make the game, fans can also make donations online to support their favorite team. Fans of both teams can click here, then click on either the Boise State logo or the Nevada logo to make their pledge. The donations that go to Boise State will support The Idaho Foodbank, and the donations going to Nevada will go to help the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
The cost of tickets for the game start at $50 for adults, and vary by age and section. Regular tickets can be purchased online, or by calling the Boise State Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.
GAME BROADCAST ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK
- CableOne -- 332 & 410 (HD)
- Cox Cable -- 234 & 1234 (HD)
- Direct TV -- 221
- Dish Network -- 158
KTVB TO BROADCAST PREGAME SHOW
In addition, KTVB will broadcast the live Bronco Roundup Pregame Show on the blue at Bronco Stadium starting at 5 p.m. The pregame show will also be available on KTVB.COM and live on the Bronco Roundup app.
You can expect live post-game coverage and an interview with Coach Pete immediately after the game.
NEW ALCOHOL TAILGATING RULES
Fans at this year's Boise State home football games will be allowed to drink alcohol at tailgate parties near Bronco Stadium.
The "Ten to Ten Zone" is between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Bronco football home game days where alcoholic beverages will be allowed in plastic cups.
The cups cannot be see-through and cannot display brand names or logos of alcoholic beverage companies, and anyone consuming alcohol must be at least 21 years old.
Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson says this will allow officers to focus on other issues rather than ticketing open-container violators who are otherwise following the law.
PARKING AND TAILGATING
Paid parking at Boise State opens to the public and Bronco Athletic Association permit holders at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is approximately $10.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to walk, bike, ride the bus or carpool to campus on that day in order to help alleviate traffic and parking congestion. A bus sticker is available at the Transit Center with Boise State ID.
Parking Lots and Garages: Spaces Available for $10
- Administration Visitor Lot
- Brady Street Garage
- Lincoln Avenue Garage
Accessible Parking: Spaces Available for $10
- West Stadium lot (limited availability, first-come, first-served)
- East Stadium lot (limited availability, first-come, first-served)
- Engineering and Technology “ET” reserved lot
- Ground floor of Lincoln Avenue Garage
Accessible parking restrictions: The vehicle must display an ADA license plate or placard, and the placard/license plate registrant must be an occupant in the vehicle in order to purchase game day accessible parking. There are no in-and-out privileges; vacated spaces will be resold.
A free, wheelchair-accessible shuttle will be available from the Engineering Technology reserve lot, Lincoln Avenue Garage, and Brady Street Garage two hours prior to kickoff, and for one hour after the game.
Hourly parking is available at meters in the Public Affairs and Arts West lot.
RV parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis to non-Bronco Athletic Association permit holders for $12 in the Yanke Family Research Park lot, located at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. No shuttle is provided to and from this lot. Those parking in this lot are encouraged to walk to the game using the Greenbelt (approximately ¾ of a mile to Bronco Stadium).
BAA RESERVED PARKING
Those with pre-purchased Bronco Athletic Association parking permits will be allowed to enter their designated parking lots starting at 8 a.m. and are required to exit one hour after the game. BAA parking lots include East and West Stadium, Manitou, Denver, Denver and Beacon, Norco and the Lincoln Avenue Garage.
Secure, free valet bicycle parking is provided from 3 p.m. until one hour after the game, near Christ Chapel on Cesar Chavez Lane. Retain your parking ticket to retrieve your bike.
OFF-CAMPUS PARKING DETAILS
Boise State Transportation and Parking Services encourages the public to park in downtown parking structures and ride the Boise State Bronco shuttle to the game. The cost is $5 per vehicle.
URS Parking Garage, 720 Park Blvd.
- The URS Parking Garage opens to game day parking patrons at 3:00 p.m. for $5 per car. Free shuttle service to and from the game will be available.
Residential Street Parking
- Boise State discourages parking on residential side streets. For those who choose to park on city streets, remember that vehicles are not allowed to park along portions of University Drive from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Vehicles may not park for longer than 24 hours and are prohibited from parking within 30 feet or less of stop signs, or within 20 feet or less of an intersection.
Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.
- Overnight parking in Julia Davis Park is prohibited. However, city parking enforcement won't commence until 1 a.m. on game days.
- Parking on University Drive is prohibited from 2-5 a.m. Violators are subject to a $40 citation and their vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense.
DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE TO BRONCO STADIUM
The Downtown Boise Association plans to offer free shuttle buses to Bronco Stadium. Shuttles run every 15 minutes for two hours prior to game time, and immediately after the game for one hour. For pickup and drop locations, see the Bronco Shuttle link on the association's web page.
STADIUM COLOR SCHEME
Fans are encouraged to wear either blue, orange, or white Bronco gear depending on what section the fans are sitting in. For more information, see the 2013 color scheme schedule.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FROM BPD
Police will post signs on the north and south sides of University Drive to restrict parking between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Vehicles may be ticketed and towed in these areas.
ADDITIONAL PARKING OPPORTUNITY
Fans can park at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front Street for each home game during the 2012-2013 football season at a cost of $5.00 per car. All parking revenue proceeds will directly benefit victims served at Faces Family Justice Center. To pay online, go to www.parkwhiz.com and select Boise to access the Ada County Courthouse parking option.