If you’re a fan of exotic non-conference football match-ups, this one is for you.
Troy University and Athletics Director John Hartwell have announced a two-game deal that will match the Trojans against Boise State.
The deal has Troy traveling to Boise, ID, in 2017 with the Broncos visiting Veterans Memorial in 2018.
Boise State, who competed at the junior college level until 1968, has become a juggernaut in the Western Athletic Conference over the past decade. The Broncos have won two Fiesta Bowls (2007 and 2010) and have one of the NCAA’s best home records.
BSU has never played in the state of Alabama and Troy has never played in the state of Idaho. The Broncos have never played a current Sun Belt Conference opponent though they did go 3-3 against North Texas from 1994-2000 defeat Middle Tennessee State in 1990; both will play football in Conference USA in 2013. Troy’s only contest against a school from Idaho came in 2004 when the Trojans defeated the University of Idaho 47-7 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Troy also announced the addition of Abilene Christian to the 2014 non-conference schedule. Abilene Christian will move up to NCAA Division I affiliation and join the Southland Conference on July 1, 2013. The Wildcats will visit Veterans Memorial Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014.