Boise State's blue turf is very confusing for geese (Photos)

If you’re not a fan of college football, I can see how the blue turf at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium could be confusing.

Especially if you’re a goose.

Imagine thinking you were in for a nice refreshing swim on the lake, but you land on a football field instead.

It ain’t easy being a goose.

And this is nothing new for the geese of Boise. They have been getting fooled by the ominous blue turf for years.

The blue turf was first installed back in 1986 when the Broncos were a Division I-AA program and has become one of the most unique looks in college football.

For a long time, Boise State, which moved up to the FBS level in 1996, was the only program at college football’s highest level to utilize colored turf. In 2014, Eastern Michigan introduced gray turf.

Elsewhere, FCS programs Eastern Washington (red) and Central Arkansas (purple and gray), among others, have followed suit with colorful fields. But those don’t quite have the history of Boise State’s blue, despite the confusion for geese.

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Boise State Broncos defensive tackle Chase Baker (97) sacks Louisiana Tech Bulldogs quarterback Ross Jenkins (11) on fourth down during the first half at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/ Brian Losness (UNITED STATES)
BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 21: Boise State Broncos running back Alexander Mattison (22) goes up for a pass down field during the regular season game between the Wyoming Cowboys verses the Boise State Broncos on October 21, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID(Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 21: Brothers in blue Boise State Broncos linebacker Joseph Inda (56) and Boise State Broncos linebacker Riley Whimpey (44) take a moment after entering the field during the regular season game between the Wyoming Cowboys verses the Boise State Broncos on October 21, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID(Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 02: Boise State Broncos cornerback Tyler Horton (14) leads the Boise State Broncos on the field during the non-conference season opener between the Troy Trojans and the Boise State Broncos on September 02, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 21: Boise State Broncos cornerback Avery Williams (26) leads his teammates onto the field with 'the hammer' during the regular season game between the Wyoming Cowboys verses the Boise State Broncos on October 21, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID(Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 18: Quarterback Brett Rypien #4 of the Boise State Broncos throws down the field during second half action against the Air Force Falcons on November 18, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 44-19. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)
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