BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos remember losing the Mountain West Championship in overtime last year against Fresno State.
That memory has motivated the Broncos to stay hungry as they prepare for Hawaii on the blue this Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
"Not getting the job done you will never forget that feeling," said senior offensive lineman John Molchon. "I really won't ever live that one down, we just didn't capitalize."
Even though Boise State defeated Hawaii 59-37 earlier this season the Broncos know that defending the blue in the Mountain West Championship will be a difficult task.
"We know it is going to be tough," said sophomore wide receiver Khalil Shakir. "It's not going to be a walk in the park no matter what happened last game, they are going to come out swinging and so are we."
It's an interesting day for Bronco Nation as the basketball team has their first home conference game of the season against Colorado State at 7:00 p.m.
"In my mind I'm thinking we win the championship and everybody runs right over here all 36,000 and we just cram into this place," said Boise State men's basketball coach Leon Rice. "
If fans show their Mountain West Championship ticket at the basketball game they can get in for five dollars.
The football game is a black out game, it will air on ESPN and it is more opportunity for fans to see the Bronco seniors on the blue.
If fans are only going to the basketball game the Boise State Public Safety department advises people to drive down Capitol Boulevard and turn onto Cesar Chavez Lane to access parking for the game.