BOISE, Idaho — For the fourth time since 2014, Boise State (9-3, 8-0 MW) welcomes Fresno State (8-4, 7-1 MW) to Albertsons Stadium for the Mountain West Championship Saturday.
The Bulldogs are winners of seven-straight games, sparked by the return of star senior quarterback Jake Haener, who missed the Oct. 8 contest against the Broncos on The Blue. Boise State's 40-20 win is Fresno State's only conference loss in 2022.
Boise State rides into the title bout with three-straight wins, led by a significantly-improved offensive line and consistently dominant defensive play.
After tight battles with Wyoming and early in the Utah State game last week, the Broncos collected some needed momentum with two touchdowns in roughly 30 seconds to end the Aggies' upset hopes.
With redshirt freshman quarterback Taylen Green and the one-two punch of George Holani and Ashton Jeanty carrying the ball, Boise State has the firepower to last in a shootout with Haener and Co. Holani's 1,059 rushing yards ranks second in the Mountain West, while Bulldog back Jordan Mims is No. 4 with 1,078 yards on the ground.
Popular sportsbooks in Las Vegas call Saturday's championship game a coin flip, with the hometown Broncos favored by three points.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. MT Saturday at Albertsons Stadium. The game will be nationally televised on Fox.
For more on ways to watch the game, fan information, series history and more, check out KTVB's Game Day Guide.
Before action gets underway, tune into the Bronco Roundup Game Day Show from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT Saturday for an inside scoop on storylines surrounding the Broncos-Bulldogs battle.
Boise State fans can prepare for kickoff with insight from KTVB Sports Director Jay Tust and sports reporter Brady Frederick, live on KTVB Channel 7, KTVB.COM, KTVB+ on Roku and Amazon Fire TV and the KTVB mobile app.
The exclusive pre-game show will feature interviews, injury updates, players to watch and more, live from the sidelines of Albertsons Stadium.
Bronco Nation can follow Saturday's championship bout from anywhere with KTVB's Game Tracker and live blog. The Game Tracker features a real-time scoreboard and the latest updates from Tust, Frederick and Boise State football.
Interviews with Boise State head coach Andy Avalos and players will be posted online soon after the press conference ends, so Bronco Nation can watch the press conference whenever and wherever they want.
Stay tuned to KTVB.COM after the game for a recap, highlights and comments from Saturday's contest.
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