2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
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2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
21st Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
1234 Total
Central Michigan 7070 14
Wyoming 21637 37
DateDecember 22, 2017
Season2017
StadiumAlbertsons Stadium
LocationBoise, Idaho
MVPJosh Allen
FavoriteWyoming by 3
RefereeSteve LaMantia (C-USA)
Attendance16,512
PayoutUS$1,050,000[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersRoy Philpott, Tom Ramsey,
and Alex Corrdry

The 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was a college football bowl game played on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The 21st annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, it was one of the 2017-18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission.[2]

The game featured the Wyoming Cowboys (7-5) of the Mountain West Conference and the Central Michigan Chippewas (8-4) of the Mid-American Conference. The teams had played twice before; in 2000 (Wyoming won, 20-10), and in 2002 (Central Michigan won, 32-20).[3]

With a temperature of 37 °F (3 °C) at kickoff, the game started at and was broadcast by ESPN. The Cowboys led by twenty points at the half and defeated the Chippewas,

Central Michigan Chippewas

Central Michigan finished their regular season with an 8-4 record overall (6-2 in conference). This was their first Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Wyoming Cowboys

Wyoming finished their regular season with a 7-5 record overall (5-3 in conference). This was their first Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP CMU WYO
1 7:55 5 46 2:13 WYO Jared Scott 23-yard touchdown reception from Josh Allen, Cooper Rothe kick good 0 7
1 4:38 5 24 2:52 WYO Austin Conway 11-yard touchdown reception from Josh Allen, Cooper Rothe kick good 0 14
1 3:10 3 85 1:28 CMU Jonathan Ward 74-yard touchdown reception from Shane Morris, Michael Armstrong kick good 7 14
1 1:09 4 65 2:01 WYO C.J. Johnson 45-yard touchdown reception from Josh Allen, Cooper Rothe kick good 7 21
2 13:48 4 8 1:21 WYO 27-yard field goal by Cooper Rothe 7 24
2 4:57 5 17 1:57 WYO 28-yard field goal by Cooper Rothe 7 27
3 5:15 11 61 5:26 WYO 20-yard field goal by Cooper Rothe 7 30
3 3:08 7 65 2:07 CMU Jonathan Ward 3-yard touchdown run, Michael Armstrong kick good 14 30
4 11:23 - - - WYO Fumble recovery returned 58 yards for touchdown by Carl Granderson, Cooper Rothe kick good 14 37
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 37

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 0 7 0 14
Cowboys 21 6 3 7 37
Statistics CMU WYO
First Downs 18 15
Total offense, yards 364 275
Rushes-yards (net) 27-18 42-121
Passing yards (net) 346 154
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 26-43-4 11-19-0
Time of Possession 29:14 30:46
Team Category Player Statistics
Central Michigan Passing Shane Morris 23/39, 329 yds, 1 TD, 4 INT
Rushing Jonathan Ward 12 car, 29 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Jonathan Ward 7 rec, 109 yds, 1 TD
Wyoming Passing Josh Allen 11/19, 154 yds, 3 TDs
Rushing Kellen Overstreet 21 car, 85 yds
Receiving C.J. Johnson 3 rec, 63 yds, 1 TD

References

  1. ^ Bowl payout
  2. ^ "Central Michigan, Wyoming Accept Invites to Play in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl". Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. December 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Foster, Brandon (December 3, 2017). "Wyoming to play Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl". Casper Star-Tribune. Casper, Wyoming. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Josh Allen, Wyoming routs sloppy Central Michigan". ESPN. Associated Press. December 22, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Josh Hamilton leads Wyoming to rout of Central Michigan". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. December 22, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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