Boise State's game at the University of Washington has been changed to August 31, the first game at the newly-renovated Husky Stadium. Boise State has also announced the addition of Tennessee-Martin to the schedule.
In addition to those two games, Boise State will travel to BYU and play at Southern Mississippi, plus make their debut in the Big East Conference. In the final 2011 college football polls, BYU finished #19 and Southern Miss #25. While Washington wasn't ranked last season, the hope is that they will join those two in the rankings to give Boise State three out-of-conference teams in the Top 25, plus the tough Big East schedule. The Broncos will likely need a minimum of five Top 25 opponents to have a shot at the national title.
“The 2013 schedule is going to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedule in school history,” Bronco Head Coach Chris Petersen commented. “I think fans know how tough it is to play on the road at Washington and BYU. Add a game against an always-talented Southern Miss team and a very competitive Big East schedule with some teams we’ve never faced before, and you have the makings of one of the strongest schedules in school history.”