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Boise State is also relocating next season. The MAACO Bowl will be the Broncos last game as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Next season, they’ll be in the Mountain West.

At one time during the season the Broncos and Utes were ranked No. 2 and No. 6 respectively before slipping.

“It is an intriguing matchup,” Whittingham said. “I read where other than the national championship this is the next best game according to a lot of people.”