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NCAA.com | December 31, 2013

History: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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Before adopting its current name in 2011, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was known as the Humanitarian Bowl since its inception in 1997. The lone exception was from 2004-06 when it was known as the MPC Computers Bowl.

It is currently a matchup between teams from the Mountain West Conference and the MAC, but the game also had associations with the Big West Conference, Conference USA, the ACC and the WAC.

Memorable moments

• In 2004, Georgia Tech held Tulsa to minus-56 rushing yards en route to a 52-10 victory. It's the most lopsided version of this bowl and also still is the lowest rushing yards for a game in Tulsa history.

• The only overtime game in the history of the bowl was played in 2006. Paul Pinegar threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Spach in overtime, his fifth of the game, as Fresno State beat 18th-ranked Virginia 37-34.

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
1997Cincinnati35Utah State19
1998Idaho42Southern Miss35
1999Boise State34Louisville31
2000Boise State38UTEP23
2001Clemson49Louisiana Tech24
2002Boise State34Iowa State16
2003 *Georgia Tech52Tulsa10
2004Fresno State37Virginia34 (OT)
2005Boston College27Boise State21
2006Miami21Nevada20
2007Fresno State40Georgia Tech28
2008Maryland42Nevada35
2009Idaho43Bowling Green42
2010Northern Illinois40Fresno State17
2011Ohio24Utah State23
2012Utah State41Toledo15
2013San Diego State49Buffalo24
* -- Game played on Jan. 3, 2004

 

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