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USU football: Aggies play Toledo in 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Dec. 3 2012 10:55 a.m. MST

About the Bowl

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl recognizes the positive impact teams, coaches and student-athletes have in their communities and their leadership roles in promoting humanitarian efforts. Each year, the Bowl generates nearly $1 million in direct economic impact for the facilities and charities involved.

Utah State Football Bowl History (1-6)

1946 Raisin Bowl vs. San Jose State — L, 0-20 (Fresno, Calif.)

1947 Grape Bowl vs. Pacific — L, 21-35 (Lodi, Calif.)

1960 Sun Bowl vs. New Mexico State — L, 13-20 (El Paso, Texas)

1961 Gotham Bowl vs. Baylor — L, 9-24 (New York City)

1993 Las Vegas Bowl vs. Ball State — W, 42-33 (Las Vegas, Nev.)

1997 Humanitarian Bowl vs. Cincinnati — L, 19-35 (Boise, Idaho)

2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Ohio — L, 23-24 (Boise, Idaho)

Utah State vs. Mid-American Conference (7-2)

Ball State — 1-0 (1993 Las Vegas Bowl)

Bowling Green — 2-0 (1969a, 1970h)

Kent State — 1-1 (1973h, 1974a)

Northern Illinois — 1-0 (1995h)

Ohio — 1-2 (1994a, 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)

Western Michigan — 1-0 (1961a)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl History

Dec. 17, 2011 — Ohio (MAC) 24, Utah State (WAC) 23

Dec. 18, 2010 — Northern Illinois (MAC) 40, Fresno State (WAC) 17

Dec. 30, 2009 — Idaho (WAC) 43, Bowling Green (MAC) 42

Dec. 30, 2008 — Maryland (ACC) 42, Nevada (WAC) 35

Dec. 31, 2007 — Fresno State (WAC) 40, Georgia Tech (ACC) 28

Dec. 31, 2006 — Miami (ACC) 21, Nevada (WAC) 20

Dec. 28, 2005 — Boston College (ACC) 27, Boise State (WAC) 21

Dec. 27, 2004 — Fresno State (WAC) 37, Virginia (ACC) 34

Jan. 3, 2004 — Georgia Tech (ACC) 52, Tulsa (WAC) 10

Dec. 31, 2002 — Boise State (WAC) 38, Iowa State (Big 12) 16

Dec. 31, 2001 — Clemson (ACC) 49, Louisiana Tech (WAC) 24

Dec, 28, 2000 — Boise State (Big West) 38, UTEP (WAC) 23

Dec. 28, 1999 — Boise State (Big West) 34, Louisville (C-USA) 31

Dec. 30, 1998 — Idaho (Big West) 42, Southern Mississippi (C-USA) 35

Dec. 29, 1997 — Cincinnati (C-USA) 35, Utah State (Big West) 19

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

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