By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
WAC champion Utah State has accepted an invitation to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, organizers announced Saturday.
The Aggies (10-2) will face a Mid-American Conference team at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Bronco Stadium. Utah State lost to Ohio in last year’s game.
The Aggies have won an outright conference title for the first time since 1936 and they’re ranked No. 25 in The Associated Press Top 25. They will be the first ranked team in Boise’s bowl since No. 19 Boston College beat Boise State in 2005.
The Aggies’ losses were by two points at Wisconsin and three points at BYU. They were undefeated in the WAC.
The MAC team likely will come from a group that includes Kent State, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Ball State and Bowling Green. That team probably won’t be decided until Dec. 2 because Kent State and Northern Illinois are in contention for a Bowl Championship Series berth.