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Predictions 101 — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Chuckie Keeton, Sua Tuala AP

No. 18 Utah State vs. Toledo
Sat., Dec. 15 – 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Boise, Idaho – Bronco Stadium

Shopping at the mall? You’ll be sorry. This is a nice matchup on the blue turf.

Utah State (10-2) had 10 wins for the first time in school history, winning the WAC title and going unbeaten in the league. The Aggies lost only to Wisconsin (16-14) and BYU (6-3). Since then, though, the Aggies have won six straight, scoring 38 points or more each time.

Meanwhile, Toledo (9-3) won eight straight at one point, highlighted by a 29-23 upset of Cincinnati, even though the Rockets failed to score an offensive touchdown.

If last season’s bowl results are any indication, it could be a classic. Toledo defeated Air Force 42-41 at the Military Bowl after halting a fake extra-point kick with 52 seconds remaining. Utah State fell against Ohio 24-23 in this very same Potato Bowl, when Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton scored on a 1-yard run with 13 seconds remaining.

The Rockets will have no answer for Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton. Hey, Utah State. This season, this spud’s for you.

Opening point spread: Utah State by 7 1/2

The pick: Utah State 35, Toledo 24

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2 Responses to “Predictions 101 — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl”
  1. parkcityute says: Dec 4, 2012 3:10 AM

    The Aggies have this one——I think. Chuckie is mobile and can connect. Just as John said, this will make the difference.

    Utah St. 42-21

  2. parkcityute says: Dec 4, 2012 3:33 AM

    I know this is a college football blog, but I just learned Rick Majerus died. We will all miss you coach. We learned from you, your candidness and always there for those who were hurting. Even your abrasivenes.s at times was misunderstood, because under it all you had a heart of gold.

    “He is one of the great tacticians and coaches and students of the game,” CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellogg said last week. “He sees it and explains it in a unique way, which I have always enjoyed.

    “He will be missed.”

    Rest in peace, Coach, rest in peace.

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