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Broncos are Phoenix-bound for Cactus Bowl matchup with Baylor

Baylor v West Virginia Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Broncos regular season may not have ended the way we wanted it to, but at least they’ll get to dry those tears in arid Phoenix, Arizona for their 15th straight bowl appearance. The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl just announced that they’ve selected Boise State (10-2) to appear in their bowl matchup against the Baylor Bears (6-6) of the Big 12.

I get that the Broncos sights were set a tad higher, but the MWC bowl tie-ins are not fantastic...meaning it’s generally NY6 or bust for our Broncos. Of course, playing in a warm weather bowl 2 days after Christmas isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. The Broncos’ bowl opponent has also spent plenty of time in the Top 25 the last few seasons as well, although the last few they’ve been known for somewhat more nefarious reasons. Frankly, it’s because of the latter that I’m okay with this bowl will feature two high-powered offenses but also provide a hate-worthy foil for the Broncos to rally against. They no longer have Art Briles...but they’ve shown enough delusion throughout the mess in Waco that they’ll be easy to root against.

Here’s to a Boise State-NIU type of curb stomping for the reeling Bears.