May 15, 2018Date set for 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
The top teams from the Mountain West and Mid-American Conferences will go head to head on Friday, Dec. 21 at the 22nd Annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (FIPB). Kickoff is 2 p.m. Mountain Standard Time or 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the blue turf at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium. It will air live on ESPN.
At the 2017 FIPB the Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West Conference), defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas (Mid-American Conference), 37-14. The Idaho Potato Commission said more than two million fans nationwide watched it live on ESPN, along with NFL recruiters who kept a sharp eye on the game. Wyoming’s quarterback Josh Allen was the Buffalo Bills’ first round pick, and seventh overall draft pick. Additionally, four other FIPB alum were recruited by the NFL this spring.
2018 marks the eighth year the IPC has been the naming sponsor of the game
“The brand awareness this bowl game generates among our target audience across the country is enormous,” said Frank Muir, president and CEO, IPC. “And, that’s extremely important because it helps increase demand for Idaho potatoes, the state’s most important agricultural crop.”
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is one of 35 bowl games ESPN will televise over 17 days. The game is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. Tickets go on sale to the general public in September through www.ticketmaster.com or the Bronco Stadium ticket office at (208) 426-4737. Premium ticket packages and sponsorship information is also available from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl office at (208) 424-1011.