USU and Toledo bowl for potatoes

USU and Toledo bowl for potatoes

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Football will be played for the last time this year on the Blue Turf at Bronco Stadium. But it won’t be the Boise State Broncos playing.

Utah State, representing the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and the University of Toledo, representing the Mid-American Conference (MAC), will face-off in the 15th annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl held at Bronco Stadium on Saturday Dec. 15 at
2:30 p.m.

This year’s game looks to be a very competitive one as the Aggies play the Rockets.

“Between the two teams we have a combined 19-5 record,” said Bowl Executive Director Kevin McDonald. “Which provides what we believe will be a well-balanced entertaining game. The average score of our bowl game over the years has been 31-24.”

Utah State is coming off a two-game winning streak where one of the wins came against then-ranked, No.19 Louisiana Tech where the Aggies won 48-41. The second came from a win over University of Idaho to seal up the conference victory. The Aggies finished 10-2.

“Utah State becomes the 4th ranked team to play in our game along with Boise State, Virginia and Boston College,” McDonald said.

Utah State ended the season at No. 18 in the AP Poll, No. 20 in US Today Poll and No. 22 in BCS. The Aggies also had eight players finish in the WAC All-Conference team, as well as six on the second team.

The Toledo Rockets finished with a 9-3 record and shared the runner-up for the MAC this year.

A couple of highlights this year for the Rockets were beating then-ranked No. 18 Cincinnati 29-23 and then breaking into the BCS for the first time in school history, peaking at No. 25.

Toledo also put six players on the MAC all-conference team and one on the second team. History shows that the Idaho Potato Bowl has been a very competitive and balanced bowl; six of the last games played have been won on the last drive of the game.

“We’ve heard so many great things about this bowl and with our experience having played Boise State here recently,” said Toledo Head Coach Matt Campbell. “We know the great fan bases and great excitement for college football in general.”

One thing is for sure, this looks to be a great match-up from both teams, so tune in on Dec. 15. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN radio.