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20th Famous Idaho Potato Bowl set for Dec. 22

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Posted at 10:40 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 12:47:06-04

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl kickoff is set for Thursday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. The 20th annual game will be held at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium.

The nation’s longest-running outdoor cold-weather bowl will feature a Mountain West Conference versus Mid-American Conference matchup for the fourth consecutive year. The MW will be featured for the fourth time with the bowl, while the MAC will participate in the bowl game for the fifth time.

The 2015 bowl game featured a match-up between the University of Akron and Utah State University, ending in a close 23-21 win for the Zips.

“Each year we look forward to an exciting match-up with the Mountain West and MAC,” said Kevin McDonald, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Executive Director. “With our game being played prior to the holidays, it gives the bowl a great opportunity to create an outstanding game-day experience for our local and traveling fans.”

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tickets will go on sale to the general public in September through FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com and the Albertsons Stadium ticket office. Reservations for premium ticket packages are currently available, which include prime ticket locations, hospitality benefits in tent village and corporate exposure. For more package information contact the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl office at 208-424-1011.

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is one of thirteen owned and operated bowl games by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

Each year, the Bowl generates nearly $1 million in direct economic impact for the facilities and charities involved.