May 27, 2021 / For Immediate Release
BOISE, Idaho – The 25th Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is set for Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 1:30 p.m. MT/3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be held at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium and televised on ESPN.
The nation’s northern-most bowl game traditionally features a Mountain West vs. Mid-American Conference (MAC) matchup. The Mountain West has been represented in six of the last seven games, while the MAC has earned a spot in the game nine of the last 11 years.
“The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has been a signature event for the city of Boise for a quarter century and we are proud to continue that tradition,” said Kevin McDonald, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Executive Director. “We cannot wait to get back to a traditional bowl season and we are so excited our game will be right in the middle of it yet again.”
Tickets for the 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will go on sale later this summer through famousidahopotatobowl.com or the Albertsons Stadium ticket office. Reservations for premium ticket packages are currently available, which include prime ticket locations, hospitality benefits in tent village and corporate exposure. For more package information contact the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl office at (208) 424-1011.
The 2020 edition of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl featured a Tulane defense with two players selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, but saw Nevada prevail behind quarterback Carson Strong’s historic performance. Strong matched a bowl record with five touchdown passes. He threw three in the first 18 minutes to stake the Wolf Pack to a 19-0 lead and never looked back. Nevada cruised to a 38-27 victory.
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.