This year’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl gives us a match up between the San Diego State Aztecs from the Mountain West Conference and the Buffalo Bulls of the Mid-American Conference.
San Diego State comes into the game at 7-5 under head coach Rocky Long, who has done a great job holding this program together following the departure of Brady Hoke to Michigan a few years ago. Obviously, the coach is excited about the opportunity his team has earned themselves this season:
“I think the team is happy and excited to about going to a bowl game,” Long said. “As a coach, you would like more time to prepare because you could work more on next year’s team if you had another week or so before you play. But we have enough time to work on next year’s team a little bit as we prepare for the bowl game.”
Buffalo, one of the better teams from the MAC this season, comes in at 8-4 on the year and this will be the last time that we’ll be able to see the outstanding Bulls linebacker, Khalil Mack, on a national stage in a collegiate uniform.
Date: Dec. 21
Start Time: 5:30 PM ET
Location: Boise, ID
Stadium: Bronco Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
Odds: San Diego State -1.5
Prediction: San Diego State has averaged just a little over 28 points per game this season, but in the Mountain West, that’s really not as impressive as that sounds. Mack and the Buffalo defense should create some difficulty for the Aztecs in regards to moving the ball, and the MAC should get the win in this one.
Buffalo 27, San Diego State 17