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Friday, August 17, 2012

Let us learn more about Boise Potato Heads

Who is and what is Boise State University football?  Let us learn more about their history, the football team began immediately in 1933 in the first year as a junior college, being founded upon the earlier St. Margaret's School, an Episcopal school founded in 1892 in nearby Christ Chapel.  

What to follow -(fyi, check out the Recent News link below on the Broncs losing their starting Center and Wideout)

About BSU Stadium: 37,000 (and they want to be BCS?), just a wee-bitty smaller than the Big Green Gridiron Palace, only 48% the size of Spartan Stadium.

Football history (ahem!): Boise State University’s first football season was in 1933, with a 1-2-1 record.  At that time, BSU was Boise Junior College by the Episcopal Church. Boise played junior college football until 1968, when it vaulted into independent status, then joining the Big Sky in 1970. Boise Junior College played in the Potato Bowl in Bakersfield, California in 1949, 1951,1954,1957 and again in 1965. In 1950 Boise Junior College played Long Beach City College in the biggest Junior college bowl in the country, the Junior Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Let us compare the football schedules for 1933 between Boise JUCO potato-men and the Michigan State Spartans:

Boise State (1-2-1) schedule in 1933 (link here):

St. Joseph Academy, L 0-7
College of Idaho reserves, W 25-6
Albion Normal Teachers, L 6-7
St. Joseph Academy, T 0-0

Michigan State (4-2-2) schedule in 1933 (link here):

Grinnell, W 14-0
Michigan, L 6-20
Illinois Wesleyan, W 20-12
Marquette, W 6-0
Syracuse, W 27-3
Kansas State, T 0-0
Carnegie Mellon, T 0-0
Detroit Mercy, L 0-14

The future?  The Spartans will travel to Boise in 2022, with the Broncos returning to East Lansing in 2023.