Boise will face the 10-3 University of Arizona Wildcats at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona on Wednesday, December 31st in a nationally televised game that will begin at 2 p.m. Mountain Time. The two teams have never played each other before.
Boise State may net more than $1.5 million for their Fiesta Bowl appearance if they're successful in selling approximately 12,500 tickets to the game.
This is Boise State's third major bowl game appearance. They won the 2007 and 2010 Fiesta Bowls.
Here's a rundown of other major bowl games to be played surrounding the New Year's Day holiday:
Peach Bowl: No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU; Wednesday, Dec. 31
Orange Bowl: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech; Wednesday, Dec. 31
Outback Bowl: Auburn vs. Wisconsin; Thursday, Jan. 1
Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor: Thursday, Jan. 1
Citrus Bowl: Missouri vs. Minnesota; Thursday, Jan. 1
Rose Bowl/ College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State; Thursday, Jan. 1
Sugar Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State; Thursday, Jan. 1
College Football Playoff National Championship, Arlington, Texas; Monday, Jan. 12
Additionally, Boise State's Albertson's Stadium will be the scene of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 20 when Western Michigan will face Air Force. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN and will kick off at 3:45 p.m.
Air Force defeated Boise State 28-14 earlier this season, on September 27.