The Boise State Broncos have the best odds of any team outside of the Power 5 conferences to win this season’s National Championship, according to multiple websites that contain betting line information. It doesn’t mean those odds are strong, however, as the Broncos are currently listed around 175-1 to complete the dream scenario.
But the Broncos are poised to make noise, as 17 starters return from last season’s 12-2 team that defeated Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl. According to a Sports Illustrated article, no team outside the Power 5 conferences finished with a ranking higher than No. 20 of the playoff rankings last season, so the Broncos are the definition of a long shot. But, they are the best of the long shots, and will look to prove that through the entire campaign.
Even if Boise State ran the table, their non-conference victories against Washington, and road trip victories against Virginia and BYU may not be enough to surpass a one-loss team from a major conference.
But in college sports, as the saying goes, who knows? It’s something to keep an eye on as the Broncos are in line to post another successful season, regardless of whether or not it ends with a spot in the College Football Playoff. With the season soon approaching, below is a look at some of the most crucial Broncos games of the season, with secondary market ticket information provided by TiqIQ.com.
9/4/2015 | Boise State Broncos vs. Washington Huskies | Albertsons Stadium | Average Price: $245.65 | Get-in Price: $133
The Broncos’ season and their College Football Playoff chances won’t take long to figure out, as the majority of their most important games come in the first month of the season. In Week 1, the Broncos take on their old coach, Chris Petersen, who left Boise State to coach the Washington Huskies. This is by far and away the most expensive Broncos game of the season, with an average ticket price of $245.65 and a get-in price of $133. Flights to Boise through Hipmunk.com will be the most affordable way to get any fan to the game, and it’s certainly one fans will want to consider taking in live, given the circumstances of the Broncos taking on their ex-coach.
9/12/2015 | BYU Cougars vs. Boise State Broncos | LaVell Edwards Stadium | Average Price: $105.09 | Get-in Price: $57
Last year in Boise, the Broncos dropped 55 points at home to beat the Cougars very decisively. This year’s contest flips to Provo, Utah, where BYU will host the Broncos and look to avenge last season’s blowout loss. This affair contains the most expensive Boise State tickets for a non-conference road game, having an average price of $105.09 and a get-in price of $57.
9/25/2015 | Virginia Cavaliers vs. Boise State Broncos | Scott Stadium | Average Price: $63.59 | Get-in Price: $19
If the Broncos remain unscathed through the first few weeks, their last non-conference test will be against the stingy Cavaliers from the ACC. Rocking one of the top defenses in the country, the Broncos offense will have to be careful at Scott Stadium or their College Football Playoff aspirations will be dashed. Hotels in Richmond are starting from $55 a night on Hipmunk for any Broncos fans in the DMV area looking to attend a road game, and an important one at that.