Wyoming, Central Michigan to play in Potato Bowl

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.

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