Huskies back home, open against No. 19 Broncos

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The boats will be anchored in the lake tailgating on the water, noise will bounce off the cantilever roofs and the purple and gold will once again occupy Husky Stadium.

Washington returns to its home along the shores of Lake Washington on Saturday night after a $280 million renovation project kept the Huskies out of their stadium last season, but this is no soft landing they've arranged, facing No. 19 Boise State to christen the upgraded facility.

The Broncos are 26-3 under Chris Petersen when he's given at least 10 days to prepare -- and now he's had a whole offseason to think about this game-- and that includes season opening wins over Oregon, Georgia and Virginia Tech in recent years.

Now they'll try to add Washington to that list in a game that could be crucial for the Huskies and coach Steve Sarkisian.