Aggie football has first practice in Boise for Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 14 2011 11:27 p.m. MST

“It is fun to just get away from football and have fun with the teammates and meet other people around town and have fun around Boise,” Austin said. “Like I said, when you get on the field it is business. Again, when we are not on the football, it is fun to go around town and do this go-kart thing. I would rather do go-karts than go sledding like we are supposed to do. It is a great time to do that.”

After the go-karts, the team had free time at their hotel, then went to the Agri Beef Famous Steak ’n Potatoes Dinner, then had some more free time before bed to end day two in Boise.

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium in Boise. It will feature the Ohio Bobcats (9-4) of the Mid-American Conference against the Utah State Aggies (7-5) of the Western Athletic Conference. Utah State is the closest WAC school to the potato-growing region of eastern Idaho, and Ohio is the nation’s second-largest state consumer of Idaho potatoes, according to the Idaho Potato Commission.

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is the second game of the bowl calendar and the only one in its time slot. It will be telecast nationally on ESPN and broadcast on ESPN Radio. Five of the previous seven games have been decided on the last drive, with an average score of 38-25 over the past 14 bowls.

A few $30 tickets in the curved areas of Bronco Stadium remain for purchase in person or over the phone. There are also $50 tickets on the east side available for purchase in person, over the phone or online. There are also roughly 50 student tickets remaining at a cost of $18 with student ID, for purchase in person only.

For more Aggie football Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ticket information, fans can contact the USU ticket office at 1-888-USTATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) or 435-797-0305, or in person at the USU ticket office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on the USU football blog at usufootball.wordpress.com. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University.

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