SPUDtacular! Famous Idaho Potato Bowl debuts "largest potato on wheels"
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EAGLE —When the Utah State Aggies and the Ohio University Bobcats go head to head in the inaugural Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, there might be something else gaining more attention than the football game. In the south endzone at Broncos Stadium, "the largest potato on wheels" will be unveiled during a press conference at 12:30 p.m.
Weighing in at more than 12,000 pounds, the 48-foot long, 12-foot wide and 11.5-foot tall Great Big Idaho Potato will travel across the country next year visiting customers, stopping by trade shows and of course, meeting millions of Idaho potato fans along the way. The truck will help raise awareness and funds for the Meals on Wheels Association of America.
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is the second game on the Bowl calendar and will be broadcast nationally on Today's 6 News sister-network ESPN and on ESPN Radio on Saturday, December 17th at 3:30pm MT. The game, which has been played since 1997, has an average score of 38-25 and five of the past seven games were won on the final drive. The Aggies finished their final season with an overall record of 7-5, and the Bobcats, completed theirs with a record of 9-4.
Both the Aggies, from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and the Bobcats, from Mid-American Conference (MAC), finished second in their respective conferences. This will be the second time in history the two teams will play one another.