Having bid farewell to regular-season college football, prepare to be bowled over by post-season pre-holiday games. Boise is hosting the Utah State Aggies for the second year in a row in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Watch as the WAC champs attempt to slice, dice and fry their opponents, the University of Toledo Rockets, who are expected to launch a wicked offense at the Aggies. Coming off similar win-loss records, these two teams are likely to deliver the kind of entertainment that goes best with spuds and suds, as the Aggies are looking to redeem themselves in the eyes of Idahoans after losing last year's bowl by a single point.
The largely volunteer-driven event kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Bronco Stadium, and the combination of the tubers that name the game and the action on the gridiron is likely to score big on the taste buds, as well as on the field. Tailgating rivals the main event, when potato-chip cookies and French fries are involved.
If you're really in the mood to bake and partake but need some inspiration, the Idaho Potato Commission has published a collection of game-day recipes on its website.
Tickets are available through idahotickets.com, but if you're too tater-ed out to attend in person, the game will also air on ESPN.