The Utah State Aggies have accepted an invitation to the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the school announced today.
Utah State will face a team from the Mid-America Conference (MAC) on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The game will be televised by ESPN at 5:30 p.m. ET.
This will be the 7th overall bowl appearance for the Aggies, who are 1-5 in bowl games. Their only win was 42-33 over Ball State in the 1993 Las Vegas Bowl.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our program. It is a fantastic reward for all of the hard work and dedication that these kids have put in, from all the offseason workouts, to watching film to the practice field. I am so happy for them. Building a football program is a community event and this is a great day for Aggies young and old,” USU head coach Gary Andersen said. “We are excited to represent Utah State University, Logan, Utah and Cache Valley at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. I’m sure we will have a great crowd travel to Boise and Bronco Stadium will be decked with Aggie blue.”