BOISE - Wyoming and Central Michigan have been selected to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the bowl announced on Sunday.
The game at Albertsons Stadium in Boise pits a Mountain West Conference team against a team from the Mid-American Conference.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. MT on Friday, Dec 22. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The Cowboys finished the season with a 7-5 record, including a 5-3 mark in the Mountain West. They were second in the Mountain Division behind MWC champions Boise State.
Meanwhile, after starting the season 3-4, the Chippewas won their final five conference games to secure a postseason berth and finish second in the MAC's West Division.
The teams last played back in 2002 with Central Michigan winning 32-20.
This will be the first appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato bowl for both programs.
"There is always extra enthusiasm around the bowl when we have two first-time participants and this year will be no different,” said the bowl's executive director, Kevin McDonald.
“We have a great lineup of bowl-week events for the teams, their fans and the local community,” added McDonald. “Now we have two exciting teams with big-play capabilities who will put an exclamation mark on the festivities with a really competitive game.”
Tickets for the bowl are available for purchase online here, or by calling the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office at (208) 426-4737. Ticket prices range from $20 to $100.