The Boise State football team has filled the final opening on its 2023 schedule with a road game at Memphis.
The Broncos, who needed a game after a road matchup at BYU in 2023 was canceled due to the Cougars joining the Big 12 Conference, will travel to Memphis in 2023 and host the Tigers in Boise in 2026 as part of a two-game series announced Wednesday.
Boise State and Memphis will also meet in 2030 and 2031 as part of a previously announced home-and-home series.
In a release Boise State noted that the Broncos will host a current or future Power 5 team at Albertsons Stadium in each of the next four years and, “From 2022-31, Boise State is scheduled to play 21 of its 28 scheduled nonconference games against current or future members of the Autonomous Five conferences or schools in the American Athletic Conference.”
The Broncos also announced a 2025 home game against Eastern Washington and said a home-and-home series with Rice previously scheduled for 2027 and 2029 is being moved back to 2032 and 2035.
“We continue balance our nonconference schedules so we can position ourselves for an opportunity to play in the best postseason games possible,” athletic director Jeramiah Dickey said. “To maintain our status as an elite program, we want to face quality opponents and play at home as often as possible while striving for conference championships.”
RUNNING BACK SMITH LEAVES TEAM
Boise State running back Danny Smith has left the program, sources told Bronco Nation News on Wednesday. The reserve running back had just 26 carries the past three seasons.
Smith joined the Broncos in 2018 as a three-star recruit out of Oxnard (Calif.) High School. He redshirted in 2018 before debuting in 2019.
The Broncos now have just four scholarship running backs heading into 2022, including only one with more than 26 career carries (starter George Holani).