I feel like the Idaho Potato Bowl adding “Famous” to it’s title is a bit pretentious. I guess they are referring to the potato’s being famous, because I don’t think that moniker can be applied to a match up between Toledo and Utah State.
Could there be two places more opposite in the whole of the USA? Toledo is a city that makes Detroit look full of life and low on crime. Meanwhile Utah is a place where white bread sales are through the roof, and they don’t have those Mormon missionaries on bikes, because everyone is already Mormon.
Toledo is our first MACtion of the bowl season, and I’m pretty excited about it. Toledo’s David Fluellen has over 1,400 yrds rushing and 13 TDs on the year. He also probably owns a switchblade and knows how to use it, because Toledo. Also, you know that Cincinnati coach who Tennessee just hired? Toledo beat him this year. Toledo’s defense however, leaves something to be desired. In fact they leave everything to be desired.
Utah State on the other hand is a team built on defense. They rank eighth in nation in points against, while playing a fairly impressive schedule. The Aggies have faced opponents like Wisconsin, Utah, and Louisiana Tech. Utah State relies more heavily on the pass, with Chuckie Keeton passing for over 3,000 yards and finding the end zone 27 times this year. Plus the Mormons have had a rough year with Romney losing, so I think they may be looking for revenge.
The 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Saturday December 15,2012
4:30 PM East on ESPN
Utah State is a 10.5 point favorite. Forget the points, don’t bet against Mormon Jesus.