BOISE -- The Boise State Broncos (7-4, 5-2) will face the University of New Mexico Lobos (3-8, 1-6) Saturday at 8:15 p.m. MST at Bronco Stadium.
This is the final football game of the regular season and is senior day at Bronco Stadium.
When senior quarterback Joe Southwick went down with a fractured ankle in the game against Wyoming, the hopes were that he could heal up quickly and get back on the field.
Southwick being the competitor that he is, he's done that and then some.
He was back on the practice field last week and suited up for the San Diego State game last Saturday.
Coach Pete said that the ankle was still sore, and that he would have only played in an emergency.
This week however, Southwick might get the start on senior day.
"I think he will be the guy that will probably run out there first. Unless something happens in the meantime. I think this week in practice will tell us a lot. You don't want to put a guy out there for an extended period of time that can't defend himself, so to speak," said Coach Pete in Monday's press conference.
"I'm sure he's in pain, but he's fighting through it, he's playing. I can't see it. He's throwing the ball fine. He's stepping up, so it's big," said red shirt senior wide receiver Aaron Burks.
Coach Pete also said that Grant Hedrick will play a large role in Saturday's game.
The cost of tickets for the game start at $40 for adults, and vary by age and section. There are also reserved tickets available in the student section for $10. Regular tickets can be purchased online, or by calling the Boise State Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.
TOYS FOR TOTS
If you bring a new or gently used toy to the game, Toys for Tots will be collecting them at any one of the stadium entrances to the game.
GAME BROADCAST ON ESPN2
- CableOne -- 25 & 492 (HD)
- Cox Cable -- 33 & 1033 (HD)
- Direct TV -- 209
- Dish Network -- 144
BRONCO ROUNDUP PREGAME SHOW
In addition, KTVB will broadcast the live Bronco Roundup Pregame Show on the blue at Bronco Stadium starting at 6 p.m. The pregame show will also be available on KTVB.COM and live on the Bronco Roundup app.
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.
**Despite the late 8:15 p.m. kickoff Saturday night, the 10 to 10 Zone remains in effect, meaning alcohol use at tailgate parties still must end 10:00 p.m.
Boise Parks Department will delay towing vehicles from Julia Davis Park until 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
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.
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 5:15 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 and orange for Spirit Day. 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