Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to Be Played December 21

April 25, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl learned today ESPN will telecast its 17th annual game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. MST. This will be the second ESPN match-up and third overall of the 2013 bowl season. The game will be played at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium.

The nation's longest running outdoor cold-weather bowl will feature a Mountain West (MW) versus Mid-American Conference (MAC) match-up for the first time in its history. The MW replaces the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) who has participated in the bowl since 2001.

In 2012, Utah State University capitalized on a 28-point fourth quarter to top the University of Toledo, 41-15. The bowl averaged 2.8 million viewers on ESPN, while also hosting a crowd of 29,243 at Bronco Stadium.

"We are thrilled to once again be a part of the opening day of bowl season," said Kevin McDonald, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Executive Director. "This time slot has treated our bowl and our fans well. We look forward to continuing our history of solid ratings, while we are also excited our fans get to take part in the launch of post season college football."

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tickets will go on sale to the general public October 21, 2013, through Idahotickets.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 information contact the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl office at (208) 424-1011.

About the Bowl
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl recognizes the positive impact teams, coaches and student-athletes have in their communities and their leadership roles in promoting humanitarian efforts. Each year, the Bowl generates over $1 million in direct economic impact for the facilities and charities involved. For more information, visit www.famousidahopotatobowl.com.

About the Idaho Potato Commission
The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho® potato" and "Grown in Idaho®" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.