BOISE, ID - DECEMBER 03: Head Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos reacts to a call during the game against the New Mexico Lobos at Bronco Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
Boise State's 2012 schedule is filled with some exciting matchups, some old rivals, and a comforting lack of Air Force. Here are the Top 10 games on the 2012 schedule, as I see them ... which is through jaded, Zoob-hating eyes.
No. 10 - vs. Miami (OH), September 15 - High-scoring MAC action hits the blue turf when the RedHawks come to town. The RedHawks are one of those high-scoring MAC teams and not one of the Akron-type MAC teams, right? I can't be bothered to keep track.
No. 9 - @ Nevada - The last time the Broncos were at Mackey Stadium ... nothing interesting happened. Moving on!
No. 8 - vs. Fresno State - Would have ranked higher if we still had the Pat Hill Unintentional Comedy factor.
No. 7 - @ Wyoming - I guess.
No. 6 - @ Hawaii - Here's hoping for a trash storm, for old time's sake.
No. 5 - vs. San Diego State - The Aztecs are the Broncos' newest conference rival and the only conference rival (for now) that they'll be taking with them to the Big East.
No. 4 - @ Southern Miss, October 6 - Though the BroncoSports website no longer lists this game as happening, I have already got my hopes up about a road matchup with one of the best non-BCS teams around. Please do not disappoint me, athletic directors. I can be rather inconsolable.
No. 3 - TBA - The Broncos play at Hawaii this season, meaning they get to play an extra game. That game hasn't been decided yet, but I'm sure it's on new athletic director Mark Coyle's to-do list. Right after press passes for blogs.
No. 2 - vs. BYU, September 22 - Zoobies!
No. 1 - @ Michigan State, Friday, August 31 - For obvious reasons.
What games are you most looking forward to for next season? Which is your most anticipated? What do you think of the Broncos' schedule? Share your thoughts in the comments.