Central Michigan and Wyoming on the Idaho Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) We're just two weeks out until the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

The Wyoming Cowboys will try to tackle the Central Michigan Chippewas on December 22nd in a day game at Albertsons Stadium.

Neither of these teams have ever participated in this bowl game.

Last year Wyoming lost to BYU in the final Poinsettia Bowl and fans might remember it was raining heavily in San Diego that day.

And the Chippewas were dismantled by Tulsa in the Miami Beach Bowl.

So both teams are trading the beach for the mountains and cold weather.

Wyoming hopes to sell 25-hundred tickets to this game and think that the fanbase in Western Wyoming could easily make the journey.

Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman exclaimed, "what we want is our student-athletes to feel special because they should. I think the people of Boise will roll out the red carpet and make the Wyoming Cowboys and Central Michigan Chippewas feel great. We've heard nothing, but great things about this game."

Central Michigan Head Coach John Bonamego said, "I've been to Montana, Colorado, I haven't been to Idaho. I have a really great friend that coaches at Boise and he had a lot of great things to say about the area. I think it will be a great experience for our athletes."

Potential NFL first round quarterback Josh Allen is battling a shoulder injury. He wants to play and will if he's 100%.

Last time he played in Albertsons Stadium, Boise State held him to 131 yards, a touchdown and two picks.

Allen said, "if i'm 100 percent, I'm playing in the game. I owe that to this university, to this team. It's something I want to do. I'm not the type of guy that is going to sit out just to sit out because of what the future may hold."

To buy tickets, please visit www.famousidahopotatobowl.com.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus