BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos are looking to win the Mountain West Champion title again this weekend, but they are also looking ahead to bowl season. The Broncos are pushing for a spot in the Cotton Bowl, but it is not an easy task.
BSU is 19th in the College Football Playoff ranking and needs to win over Hawaii Saturday, but they also need the 20th-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats to beat 17th-ranked Memphis in the AAC title game. That matchup comes just a week after Memphis beat Cincinnati in the regular season.
Boise State's athletic director says the Mountain West has won more Power Five non-conference games than any other conference, but it does not get the credit for it.
"The body of work not just by Boise State but the conference overall for games they've played is stronger than people think and for us to be here at this time with a Cotton Bowl in the balance, I think we don't get enough respect in that area," said Curt Apsey.
The Mountain West Championship Game is this Saturday at 2 P.M. at Albertsons Stadium. If you can't make it to the Blue, it will be airing on ESPN.
The Broncos have hosted the Mountain West Championship Game for three straight years. Boise State has been in the championships four times, tied with Fresno State for the most appearances in the league.