Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Slated for December 20

BOISE, Idaho - The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - slated for Saturday, Dec. 20 at 3:45 p.m. MST/5:45 p.m. ET - will be the fourth game of the 2014 college football bowl season. The 18th annual game will be televised on ESPN and held at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium.

The nation's longest running outdoor cold-weather bowl will feature a Mountain West's (MW) versus Mid-American Conference (MAC) matchup for the second straight year. The MW is in its second year with the bowl, while the MAC will participate for the fourth year.

Last year San Diego State University topped the University at Buffalo, 49-24, in a game that drew 2 million viewers on ESPN, while also hosting a crowd of 21,951 at Bronco Stadium.

"We are delighted to be a part of the opening day of bowl season for the fifth straight season," said Kevin McDonald, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Executive Director. "Our fans enjoy being a part of the kick-off to bowl season and the afternoon time slot is perfect for our game."

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, through BoiseStateTickets.com or the Bronco 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 11 owned and operated bowl games by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN.

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ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

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