The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl pits the Mid-American Conference East Division runners-up, University of Buffalo (6-2 conference, 8-4 overall), against the Mountain West Conference West Division second-fiddlers, San Diego State (6-2 conference, 7-5 overall). The Buffalo Bulls nabbed bowl eligibility for the third time in team history with their victory over Kent State in October. And if San Diego State plays anything like it did against Boise State University's Broncos, it'll be a formidable opponent. This marks the 17th Famous Potato Bowl, a football game that acts as a respite before family invades our living space. And if the game itself isn't enough, join a group of bare-chested, paint-covered fanatics for some pre-game fun at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Mash Bash on the Basque Block Friday, Dec. 20, from 5-8 p.m. Be sure to pick up some official Famous Idaho Potato Bowl gear and help cheer for a couple of teams that will make this bowl one of the best.