EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Over the last few years, perhaps no program has invested more in Week One of the college football season than Boise State.
This is when coach Chris Petersen's group travels across the country to play a top team on hostile turf, trying to make the most of a rare chance to prove itself against elite competition.
The names have changed - especially at quarterback - but the scenario remains the same. This time, it's Michigan State the Broncos will take on first, in a Friday night showdown under the lights at Spartan Stadium.
The Broncos enter this opener ranked 24th. Michigan State is ranked 13th and favored by around a touchdown.