The Vandals won’t have far to go for their bowl game, as they’ll keep things in-state to take on Colorado State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. The home stadium of Boise State, Albertsons Stadium is roughly 300 miles south of Kibbie Dome, where Idaho plays its home games.
Idaho (8-4) vs. Colorado State (7-5)
Dec. 22, 2016
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
How to watch
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Live stream: You can live stream the game here.
Players to watch
- Middle linebacker Tony Lashley leads the Idaho defense with 99 tackles and ranks second on the team with 10 tackles for loss.
- Rams wide receiver Michael Gallup caught 70 passes for 1,164 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He ranks 20th among FBS receivers in yards.
- Idaho closed the season with a flourish, winning six of its last seven games.
- Colorado State leads the all-time series 4-3 and won the most recent matchup in 2010, 36-34.
- This is Idaho’s first bowl trip since winning the Humanitarian Bowl after the 2009 season, 43-42 over Bowling Green.
- Idaho needs a win to finish with nine this season; that would match the win total from the previous five seasons combined (9-50).
- Colorado State won four of its last five games to finish the regular season with a 7-5 record.
- The Rams average nearly as many rushing yards per game (223, 31st in FBS) as they do passing yards (228, 65th).
- This marks the fourth bowl season in a row for Colorado State; the Rams have lost two straight bowl games and are 1-2 overall in that stretch.
- A win for Colorado State marks the third season in the last four in which it has won at least eight games; the sole aberration was last season (7-6).
Colorado State linebacker Kiel Robinson is questionable with an ankle injury.
Rams defensive lineman Josh Lovingood is probable with a knee injury.