Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Nevada vs Tulane
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game is scheduled for December 22nd at 130pm on the blue turf at Albertsons Stadium. This is the 24th annual for the Idaho Potato Bowl. This year it will be The University of Nevada Wolf Pack representing the Mountain West Conference taking on Tulane University Green Wave from the American Athletic Conference. Nevada has made it into the Potato Bowl the last three years, this is Tulane's first time though.
“We are excited to welcome two teams with a lot left to prove,” Kevin McDonald the executive director of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl said. “Nevada has a great history in our bowl game. We enjoyed hosting Coach Jay Norvell and his team last season and look forward to welcoming them back. There is a unique excitement surrounding the game when we get to bring a new team to Boise, and when a team is on a roll to end the season. Tulane checks both of those boxes.”
According to the press release, Nevada finished third in the Mountain West standings, posting its best regular-season winning percentage since joining the conference. This will be the Wolf Pack’s third straight bowl appearance, 13th in the last 16 years and 18th in program history.
Tulane won four of its final five regular-season games. Their defense ranks eighth nationally with 19 turnovers forced and has scored three times, ranking third in the country. Tulane's participation in the Idaho Potato Bowl is the first time a member of the AAC has competed since Tulsa played against Georgia Tech at the end of the 2003 season.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will not be able to attend the game based on guidance from state and local health districts. It will however, be broadcast on ESPN.
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