After the Broncos dropped the regular season finale to Fresno State, the Broncos will be hosting the conference championship.
Boise State will host Fresno State Saturday in the @MountainWest Championship Game! Tickets are $40 in the main stadium, $20 in the North End Zone. #BleedBlue— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) November 26, 2017
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If you are interested in some media coverage for the game:
Computers place MW championship game between @broncosportsfb & Fresno State in Boise . Local coverage on @670kboi & @ktik93.1fm begins Saturday at 12:30 On @670kboi & @ktik93.1fm. @LearfieldLive network coverage starts at 4:30 with @petecav64 and me. GO BRONCOS!— Bob Behler (@BsuBob) November 26, 2017
To be sure, there is going to be some anger from Fresno State fans and, possibly, some mixed emotions from Broncos fans.
What is surely going to be a hotly contested point going next year is the way the conference chooses the site for the championship game. As a note, apparently the MWC is the only conference to use the average of the computer rankings to determine its site.
For the record, Boise State has a 30.25 average ranking in the four computer polls the MW uses compared to Fresno State's 34.25. No other conference does it this way.— Marek Warszawski (@MarekTheBee) November 26, 2017
And there are some valid reasons for doing it this way. As KTIK radio show host Mike Prater attests to:
This is mostly for butthurt Fresno State fans: MW uses a computer tiebreaker instead of head-to-head for two reasons ... 1: All teams don't play each other because of rotating schedule, so head-to-head is impossible. 2. To protect MW $$$$ when a team has legit NY6 hopes.— Mike Prater (@MikeFPrater) November 26, 2017
If this scenario were reversed, it would probably be a huge point of contention for Boise State followers. But, nonetheless, this was a process put in place a few years ago and have been following since the MWC became a 12-team league. (But it certainly doesn’t hurt that it swings in Boise State’s favor this time.)
As it stands the Broncos have one more home game to win and an immediate opportunity to fix some things from the first game.