BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos are gearing up for the Mountain West Championship on Saturday when they take on Hawaii on the blue with kickoff set for 2:00.
The Broncos defeated Hawaii 59-37 earlier this year and in that game 36,900 people showed up for their game, a new Boise State record.
However, it has been a different story in the Mountain West Championship game as last year less than 24,000 people were in attendance, this year marks the third year in a row the Broncos have hosted the conference championship.
Boise State players and coaches are hoping Bronco Nation shows up because the energy gives the team a boost and also helps the Boise State defense.
"It's really game changing," said Avery Williams who was named Mountain West special teams player of the year. "When the crowd is really loud and they can't hear their cadence false starts happen."
"The energy, the vibes and the atmosphere, it's different," said wide receiver Khalil Shakir. "I love it, my teammates love and the coaches love it."
The Broncos have a chance to check off two of their team goals on Saturday if they can defeat Hawaii, one is winning the conference championship and another is going undefeated on the blue.
"If you haven't had something positive or something inspirational in a while come out to the championship game and be a part of that," said Coach Bryan Harsin. "
Boise State fans have a chance for a double header on Saturday, if they show their Mountain West Conference championship ticket they can get into the basketball game for five dollars.