BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise State's national profile keeps rising.
The Broncos announced Tuesday that they have moved their game this fall against Virginia Tech to Labor Day. The nationally televised showcase will match the kings of the Western Athletic Conference and the perennial contenders for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Both teams finished last season in the top 10 of The Associated Press Top 25.
The game will begin in primetime at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the Washington Redskins. It had been scheduled for Oct. 2.
Boise State is returning 21 of its 22 starters from last season's undefeated Fiesta Bowl champions, including quarterback Kellen Moore.
The Broncos' upgraded nonconference schedule for 2010 also includes a September home game against Pac-10 runner-up Oregon State.