FORT COLLINS, Colo. – After a tough loss at BYU last weekend, the Boise State Broncos are on the road again, hoping to bounce back at Colorado State.
Sonny Lubick Field at a Hughes Stadium is just about two miles away from the CSU campus, outside of Fort Collins where the Rams will host the Broncos Saturday night.
It will be their second meeting in Colorado. Kick off is set for 6 p.m.
Hughes Stadium is a place where the Rams have fallen upon hard times in recent years. They haven't won a Mountain West Conference championship in over a decade.
The Rams have had a pretty good season this far in 2013. They have four wins and four losses.
They've played three games at home and have won two of those contests.
Last week they went on the road at Hawaii, took on the Warriors and won by 7 points. That win could create some momentum and confidence for the Rams.
As for Boise State, since joining the Mountain West in 2011 they've enjoyed playing Colorado State. In 2011, the Broncos rolled them by 50 points in Fort Collins. Last year the Broncos defeated the Rams 42-14 on the blue.
Hughes Stadium is a natural bowl like facility. It seats about 34,000 people. It was built back in 1968, and just like Bronco Stadium, it has underwent several renovations. The most recent was in 2006 when the field turf was installed.
One thing to note, the elevation in Fort Collins is about 5,000 feet. By comparison, Bronco Stadium is at about 2,700 feet. Some may worry that altitude could play a factor in this game.
When asked about it earlier this week, the Broncos said that they are all in great shape and aren't worried about the altitude being a role in the outcome.