Broncos return to the Blue to face Air Force

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After their win against Colorado State, the Broncos return home to face Air Force.  The Broncos are in the driver's seat to get back to the Mountain West title game for the first time since  2014.

The Broncos can clinch the Mountain Division one of two ways: first, with a Wyoming loss to Fresno State or if the Broncos defeat Air Force Saturday night, should Wyoming pick up the win earlier in the day.

Remember though the Falcons have beaten the Broncos three straight years.

"No motivation needed we respect their team tremendously.  We respect the players on their team tremendously because of who they are and where they are at.  They are the competition and regardless this time of year this game in particular at home and with it being Senior Night there is a lot of things that are going into this game,” said Head Coach Bryan Harsin.

Boise State also had a pair of players that were honored by the Mountain West Conference.

Running back Alexander Mattison was named the offensive player of the week and Joel Velazquez was named special teams player of the week.

Mattison rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns which are both career highs.  Mattison's performance put him on the cusp of his first 1,000-yard season, as he currently stands at 919 yards, to go with 10 rushing scores.

Joel Velazquez set up the game-saving onside kick.  Velazquez also averaged 40.0 yards over a pair of punts and had five of his eight kickoffs go for touchbacks in the contest. For the year, he is averaging 40.3 yards over 18 punts, with a long of 63.

It is the first conference weekly honor for both Mattison and Velazquez.  Boise State hosts Air Force for Senior Night this Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

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