BOISE – The Boise State soccer group kicks off the 2017 season with a uncommon Saturday afternoon showdown that may function two prime Group of 5 groups.

The Troy Trojans journey to Albertsons Stadium on Sept. 2 for the primary-ever matchup between the 2 groups.

Ranked the seventh-greatest opening week recreation by USA Immediately, the competition options two groups trying to make some nationwide noise this season.

The Broncos (10-three in 2016) are in search of a recent begin after struggling down the house stretch final yr, dropping their remaining two video games, together with a 19-level loss to Baylor within the Cactus Bowl. With a street journey to Washington State on deck, the Broncos need to begin the 2017 marketing campaign with constructive momentum. A house win towards an excellent Troy workforce would do exactly that.

Regardless of not profitable a divisional title since 2014, the group was picked – for the seventh-straight yr – to complete first within the Mountain Division.

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In the meantime, Troy additionally completed with a ten-three document, however they ended their season on a excessive word with win 28-23 win over Ohio within the Greenback Basic Bowl. It was the primary bowl recreation for the Trojans since 2010, and was the end result of a exceptional breakthrough by second-yr coach Neal Brown and employees.

Now in his third yr, Brown is trying to hold this system on an upward trajectory. And that begins with a street recreation towards a workforce that’s 28-three (fifth-greatest within the nation, in response to Phil Steele) at house within the final 5 years.

“I feel it is constructive that we’re beginning with [Boise State] coming off final season,” Brown informed AL.com after the Solar Belt media day.

“I feel they’re the pre-eminent program within the Group of 5,” Brown stated. “That is who we need to be as a program. It is a super alternative, additionally a problem to open the season towards Boise. I feel it is a measuring-stick recreation for our soccer workforce and in addition for this convention.”

The Trojans have been picked to complete second within the Solar Belt this season – behind Appalachian State – and returns 17 starters from the 2016 squad, together with 10 on offense.

GAME INFORMATION

  • Troy at Boise State
  • Saturday, Sept. 2
  • Kickoff: 1:forty five p.m. MT
  • Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

ON TV

The sport shall be televised on ESPNU, which could be discovered on the next channels:

  • Cable One: Channel 136 / 1136 (HD)
  • DirecTV: Channel 208
  • Dish Community: Channel 141

ON THE RADIO

Within the Boise space, you possibly can take heed to the sport on the Bronco Radio Community, which may be discovered on the next stations:

For an inventory of Bronco Radio Community stations outdoors the Boise space, click on right here.

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