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Appalachian State Agrees to Home-and-Home Football Series With Boise State

App State and Boise State — with tradition-rich football programs that rank first and second in wins by Group of Five schools over the last decade — have agreed to a two-game series that includes one game apiece in their picturesque, bucket-list stadiums.

The Mountaineers will travel to Boise, Idaho, in 2025 for a Sept. 27 road game on the blue turf in 36,387-seat Albertsons Stadium. App State’s Kidd Brewer Stadium, which recently repeated as the nation’s best G5 venue via the College Football Campus Tour site, will play host to a season-opening meeting between the Mountaineers and Broncos on Sept. 4, 2027.

Since the start of the 2014 season, App State’s debut at the FBS level, the Mountaineers’ 95 victories are tied for sixth nationally behind only the totals from Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma. Boise State, a Mountain West Conference power, is right behind App State with 94 victories in the same span.

Since 2015, App State’s first postseason-eligible season, the Mountaineers and Broncos have combined for eight conference titles and 10 bowl victories (Boise State had two bowl games canceled) while going a combined 170-62.

Sitting at 3,333 feet above sea level, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kidd Brewer Stadium attracted an average crowd of 34,734 in 2023 as App State set school and Sun Belt attendance records for the third straight year, with season tickets for 2024 already sold out. Boise State had an average home attendance of 35,867 in 2023 at Albertsons Stadium, which sits 2,700 feet above sea level.

The 2025 and 2027 games will be the first FBS meetings between App State and Boise State. They did play on the blue turf in the quarterfinal round of FCS playoffs in 1994, when current App State head coach Shawn Clark started at left guard as a true freshman in a 17-14 loss.

The Mountaineers won Sun Belt road games at former league member Idaho in 2015 and 2017. App State played in a Mountain West venue last season, dropping a tight game at Wyoming.

In addition to the game at Boise State, the Mountaineers’ 2025 nonconference schedule is currently slated to include a season-opening game against Charlotte in Bank of America Stadium, plus home games against Eastern Kentucky and Toledo.

The 2027 nonconference schedule currently includes the home game against Boise State, a road game at South Carolina and a road game against Charlotte.

{Information provided by Appalachian State Athletics}