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Last Updated Jun 09, 2022, 03:48 PM


The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl bowl began in 1997 and the matchup currently features schools from the Mountain West Conference and Mid-American Conference (MAC). The game takes place at Albertsons Stadium from Boise, Idaho. This game was previously called the Humanitarian Bowl and MPC Computers Bowl.

Favorites won and covered three straight games in this bowl, which included Ohio's 30-21 win over Nevada in the 2019 installment. In 2020, Nevada picked up a win as a 1-point underdog against Tulane, winning 38-27 as the 'over' connected.

In 2021, Kent State of the MAC and Wyoming of the Mountain West Conference squared off on Dec. 21, 2021, with the Cowboys winning a 52-38 shootout against the Golden Flashes as the 'over' easily cashed. The 'over' has cashed in five of the past six bowl games played on the Smurf Turf in Boise, with favorites 4-1 ATS across the past five Idaho Potato Bowls.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Ohio 30 Nevada 21Ohio -10, 62Favorite-Under
2018BYU 49 Western Michigan 18BYU -10.5, 52Favorite-Over
2017Wyoming 37 Central Michigan 14Wyoming -2.5, 47Favorite-Over
2016Idaho 61 Colorado State 50Colorado State -16, 65Underdog-Over
2015Akron 23 Utah State 21Utah State -7.5, 44.5Underdog-Under
2014Air Force 38 Western Michigan 24Air Force -2, 59Favorite-Over
2013San Diego State 49 Buffalo 24Buffalo -1, 49 ½Underdog-Over
2012Utah State 41 Toledo 15Utah State -10.5, 60Favorite-Under
2011Ohio 24 Utah State 23Ohio -1, 61.5Push-Under
2010Northern Illinois 40 Fresno State 17Northern Illinois -1.5, 57Favorite-Push
2009Idaho 43 Bowling Green 42Idaho -1, 69Push-Over
2008Maryland 42 Nevada 35Nevada -2.5, 61Underdog-Over
2007Fresno State 40 Georgia Tech 28Georgia Tech -5.5, 54Underdog-Over
2006Miami, Fl. 21 Nevada 20Miami -3.5, 42Underdog-Under
2005Boston College 27 Boise State 21Boston College -3, 55.5Favorite-Under
2004Fresno State 37 Virginia 34Virginia -5, 52.5Underdog-Over
2003Georgia Tech 52 Tulsa 10Georgia Tech -7, 46.5Favorite-Over
2002Boise State 34 Iowa State 16Boise State -12, 65Favorite-Under
2001Clemson 49 La. Tech 24La. Tech -6.5, 60Underdog-Over
2000Boise State 38 UTEP 23Boise State -9, 67Favorite-Under
1999Boise State 34 Louisville 31Louisville -1, 63Underdog-Over
1998Idaho 42 So. Mississippi 35So. Mississippi -17.5, 58Underdog-Over
1997Cincinnati 35 Utah State 19Cincinnati -1.5, 48Favorite-Over