When: Friday, December 22, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Who: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Wyoming Cowboys
The only bowl game to be played on a blue field is going to be interesting this year for sure. Wyoming is going to have a massive home field advantage against a Central Michigan team that will surely not have a huge contingent traveling to Boise just a few days before Christmas.
All eyes are going to be on Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. Allen has emerged as one of the top contenders to be the first quarterback chosen in the 2018 NFL Draft. Assuming Allen is back on the field from a shoulder injury for his final collegiate game, there are going to be a load of scouts at this game from teams like the Browns, Jets, Giants and 49ers, all of whom could be interested in his services next year.
Allen hasn't played since the first half of the game against Air Force on November 11, and without him, the Cowboys were beaten by Fresno State and lowly San Jose State.
Still, the run in the middle of the season for Wyoming was awesome. The Cowboys knocked off Hawaii, Texas State, Utah State, New Mexico, Colorado State and Air Force with just one loss to Boise State in the middle, and they covered all seven of those games.
Central Michigan started off the season with wins over Rhode Island and Kansas, but it proceeded to lose four of its next five. Bowl eligibility was certainly in question at that point, but the Chippies went on to win their last five games, including pulling off upsets against Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois.
The Chippewas have had some heartbreak in recent years, losing each of their last three trips to bowl games. Their last victory came in the 2012 Little Caesars Bowl.
Craig Bohl is hoping to nail down his first bowl win at Wyoming. The Cowboys lost last year's Poinsettia Bowl and haven't been victorious in a December soiree since the New Mexico Bowl in 2009.
Opening Line: Pick 'Em
Preview: Will Josh Allen play or won’t he? That is the key question that bettors have to answer when wagering on the Potato Bowl on Friday, December 22, as the Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Wyoming Cowboys on ESPN. Allen is the star quarterback for Wyoming and a projected top five pick in next year’s NFL Draft. Allen hasn’t played in the last two Wyoming games, both losses, and the offense struggled, so his presence is a big key to the Potato Bowl. Continue...
The Smurf Turf at Bronco Stadium in Boise is host to the anual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, that will feature a team from the MAC and a team from MWC; competing for a coveted season-ending title.
This collegiate postseason game will be played in Boise, Idaho at the home of the Boise State Broncos, aptly named Bronco stadium and will kick off at 4:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 22, live on ESPN.
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Ground Breaking: November, 1969
Stadium Dedication: September 11, 1970 (Boise State 49, Chico State 14)
Total Seating: 30,000
Attendance Record: 30,924 (Boise State vs. Fresno, 10/18/02, ESPN)
First Addition: 1975 (East Side Upper Deck)
Second Addition: 1997 - (Southwest and Southeast Corners, Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery, Larry and Marianne Williams Plaza)
Turf: Blue Astroplay Synthetic Surface
Bowl Game: Humanitarian Bowl (Created in 1997)
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has been playing annually at the Biose, ID Bronco Stadium since 1997.
Previously called MPC Computers Bowl, Roady's Truck Stops bought the naming rights in 1997, then uDrove Humanitarian Bowl took over the sponsorship and it is now called the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is the longest-running cold weather Bowl Game to date.
San Diego State had its best performance in its season finale.
Behind a swarming defense, an offense fueled by big plays and opportunistic special teams, the Aztecs rolled to a 49-24 victory over Buffalo in the 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The win gave head coach Rocky Long his third consecutive season of at least eight wins. Buffalo, which enjoyed an eight-win season itself, proved unable to get a ninth.
|BOWL||DATE||TIME / TV||LOCATION||MATCHUP|
|CELEBRATION BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ABC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State|
|NEW ORLEANS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||Troy vs North Texas|
|CURE BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||2:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Georgia State vs Western Kentucky|
|LAS VEGAS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada||Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State|
|NEW MEXICO BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM||Marshall vs Colorado State|
|CAMELLIA BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama||Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State|
|BOCA RATON BOWL||Dec. 19, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida||Akron vs Florida Atlantic|
|FRISCO BOWL||Dec. 20, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas||SMU vs Louisiana Tech|
|GASPARILLA BOWL||Dec. 21, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida||Temple vs Florida International|
|BAHAMAS BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas||UAB vs Ohio|
|FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho||Wyoming vs Central Michigan|
|BIRMINGHAM BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ESPN||Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama||Texas Tech vs South Florida|
|ARMED FORCES BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas||Army vs San Diego State|
|DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama||Appalachian State vs Toledo|
|HAWAI'I BOWL||Dec. 24, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i||Fresno State vs Houston|
|HEART OF DALLAS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas||Utah vs West Virginia|
|QUICK LANE BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan||Duke vs Northern Illinois|
|CACTUS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||10 p.m. ET on ESPN||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona||Kansas State vs UCLA|
|INDEPENDENCE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana||Florida State vs Southern Miss|
|PINSTRIPE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York||Boston College vs Iowa|
|FOSTER FARMS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on FOX||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California||Arizona vs Purdue|
|TEXAS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas||Texas vs Missouri|
|MILITARY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland||Virginia vs Navy|
|CAMPING WORLD BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech|
|ALAMO BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas||Stanford vs TCU|
|HOLIDAY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on FOX||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California||Michigan State vs Washington State|
|BELK BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina||Wake Forest vs Texas A&M|
|SUN BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||2 p.m. ET on CBS||Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas||NC State vs Arizona State|
|MUSIC CITY BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee||Kentucky vs Northwestern|
|ARIZONA BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||5:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona||Utah State vs New Mexico State|
|COTTON BOWL CLASSIC||Dec. 29, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas||USC vs Ohio State|
|TAXSLAYER BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12 p.m. ET||EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida||Louisville vs Mississippi State|
|LIBERTY BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee||Iowa State vs Memphis|
|FIESTA BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona||Washington vs Penn State|
|ORANGE BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida||Wisconsin vs Miami|
|OUTBACK BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12 p.m. ET on ESPN2||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida||Michigan vs South Carolina|
|PEACH BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||Auburn vs UCF|
|CITRUS BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||1 p.m. ET on ABC||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Notre Dame vs LSU|
|ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||5 p.m. ET on ESPN||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California||No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia|
|SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama|
|NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP||Jan. 8, 2018||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||TBD vs TBD|
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