Boise State University’s football game at the University of Toledo for this upcoming season has been moved to Sept. 16 (Friday) at 8 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast by either ESPN or ESPN2.
The original date was Sept. 17 (Saturday), but both schools agreed to move the game one day earlier to allow ESPN to televise the game nationally.
The announcement confirms the Broncos will have three games broadcast on ESPN, and all 12 games for the 2011 season nationally televised on four different networks.
The other two games on ESPN include the season opener against the University of Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 3 (Saturday) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and Oct. 7 (Friday) at Fresno State.
The television schedule for the remaining nine games is divided up equally between CBS Sports Network, VERSUS and The Mtn. Network, with each broadcasting three games.
Games on the CBS Sports Network are Sept. 24 (Saturday) at Tulsa, Nov. 5 (Saturday) at UNLV and Nov. 19 (Saturday) at San Diego State.
VERSUS will broadcast Boise State home games against Nevada on Oct. 1 (Saturday), the Air Force Academy on Oct. 22 (Saturday) and TCU on Nov. 12 (Saturday).
The Mtn. Network will televise Boise State’s game at Colorado State on Oct. 15 (Saturday), and two games from Bronco Stadium on Nov. 26 (Saturday) against Wyoming and Dec. 3 (Saturday) against New Mexico.
This will be Boise State’s first year competing in the Mountain West Conference.
The Broncos are coming off a 12-1 record in 2010 and were ranked No. 7 in the final USA Today Coaches’ poll and No. 9 in the final Associated Press media poll last year.
Following is Boise State’s schedule for 2011 (all times Mountain).
Sat., Sept. 3 vs. Georgia (in Atlanta), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Fri., Sept. 16 at Toledo, 6 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Sat., Sept. 24 vs. Tulsa, 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Sat., Oct. 1 vs. Nevada, 12:30 p.m. (Versus)
Fri., Oct. 7 at Fresno State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Sat., Oct. 15 at Colorado State, 4 p.m. (The Mtn.)
Sat., Oct. 22 vs. Air Force, 1:30 p.m. (Versus)
Sat., Nov. 5 at UNLV, 8:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Sat., Nov. 12 vs. TCU, 1:30 p.m. (Versus)
Sat., Nov. 19 at San Diego State, 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Sat., Nov. 26 vs. Wyoming, Noon (The Mtn.)
Sat., Dec. 3 vs. New Mexico, 4 p.m. (The Mtn.)