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2014 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl set for Dec. 20

San Diego State defeated Buffalo 49-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Saturday December 21, 2013
San Diego State defeated Buffalo 49-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Saturday December 21, 2013 kgreen@idahostatesman.com

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, in its 18th season, will kick off at 3:45 p.m. Mountain at Bronco Stadium in Boise on Dec. 20. ESPN will televise the game. It will once again be on the first day of bowl season.

The game will feature a team from the Mountain West and a team from the Mid-American Conference. It is the second year for the Mountain West and the fourth season for the MAC. San Diego State of the Mountain West defeated Buffalo from the MAC 49-24 last season.

"We are delighted to be a part of the opening day of bowl season for the fifth straight season,” said Kevin McDonald, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl's executive director. “Our fans enjoy being a part of the kick­off to bowl season and the afternoon time slot is perfect for our game."

The bowl game is one of 11 games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Oct. 20 through BoiseStateTickets.com or the Bronco Stadium ticket office. Premium-ticket packages are now on sale. For more info, call the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at 208.424.1011.

Once again, the Mountain West faces a front-loaded bowl schedule. The New Mexico Bowl is Dec. 20 at 12:20 p.m. The Las Vegas Bowl is Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Both games feature a Mountain West team.

The Camellia Bowl, a new game in 2014 with the MAC and Sun Belt, is also scheduled for Dec. 20 at 7:15 p.m.

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