After falling in the Air Force to cap their regular season, the Broncos look to finish strong as they take on Baylor in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. This marks the first-ever meeting between the programs.
Boise State (10-2) vs. Baylor (6-6)
Dec. 27, 2016
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
How to watch
Game time: 10:15 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: You can live stream the game here.
Players to watch
- Boise State’s Jeremy McNichols is a dynamic talent. He rushed for 1,663 yards and 23 touchdowns while also adding 450 yards and four receiving touchdowns. He’s the nation’s fifth-leading rusher.
- KD Cannon is Baylor’s leading receiver with 989 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He’s averaged 13.5 yards per reception and is in search of his second 1,000-yard season, but first since 2014.
- Boise State’s two losses this season came by a combined nine points.
- This is Boise State’s 17th bowl trip in the 21-year history of Division I football at the school; in the previous 16 bowl games, the Broncos are 11-5.
- Boise State has won six of its last seven bowl games.
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- This is the first Cactus Bowl trip for Boise State and second for Baylor.
- Baylor’s first points of this game will be its first ever in a Cactus Bowl; the Bears were shut out 24-0 in their previous trip, on Dec. 31, 1991.
- Baylor won its first six games, then lost its last six (6-6).
- Baylor running back Terence Williams is probable with a knee injury.
- Bears defensive end Xavier Jones is questionable with an ankle injury.
- Baylor safety Davion Hall is questionable with concussion-like symptoms.
- Bears wide receiver Pooh Stricklin is questionable with a leg injury.