Bowl season kicks off in Boise with Toledo versus Utah State


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Toledo versus No. 18 Utah State at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Records: UT is 9-3; USU is 10-2

Series: First meeting

Favorite: USU by 10.5

Radio: 1370


Notes: The Rockets will try to win 10 games for the first time since 2001 and seventh time overall. ... The only other ranked team UT has played in a bowl was No. 20 San Jose State in 1981. ... This match up features two excellent running backs in Toledo’s David Fluellen (1,460 yards, 13 TDs) and USU’s Kerwynn Williams (1,277 yards, 12 TDs). ... USU will wear a special decal on its helmets in honor of Aggie basketball player Danny Berger who had a serious medical condition at practice this month and nearly died. Berger was released from the hospital last Saturday. ... Toledo is 9-3 in bowl games, a mark that began in 1969 with a win over Davidson in the Tangerine Bowl. ... USU sophomore quarterback Chuckie Keaton has thrown for 3,144 yards and 27 TDs and rushed for 527 yards and nine TDs. ... UT kicker Jeremiah Detmer has made 14 consecutive field goals.