The Idaho Potato Bowl is one of the great games of the season on the 2012 bowl schedule, and today, we are making our Toledo vs. Utah State picks and predictions and trying to beat the Idaho Potato Bowl odds here at Cappers Info.
Idaho Potato Bowl Picks: Toledo Rockets vs. Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, December 15th, 4:30 ET
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Odds: Utah State -10.5
Toledo vs. Utah State Live TV Coverage: ESPN
It’s going to be a big afternoon in Boise for the Aggies, who are going to try to get into the win column for the second time ever in a bowl game. Utah State made it here to the Potato Bowl last year, but it was beaten by the Ohio Bobcats. There is definitely a score to settle for the members of the WAC. Toledo has been a fantastic team in bowl games for sure, including winning last year at the Military Bowl over the Air Force Falcons.
QB Chuckie Keeton and RB Kerwynn Williams are the big time stars for this offense. Keeton threw for 3,142 yards and rushed for 539 yards, and he had a total of 34 touchdowns for the club. Williams was the team’s leading rusher with 1,277 yards and 12 TDs, and he is also the leading receiver as well with 43 catches, 663 yards, and five trips to the end zone. We know that Williams is going to get the ball a heck of a lot of times, and it might be very difficult for the Rockets to slow him down.
In the end though, this is a ton of points to be giving a team from a very good MAC. Remember that the MAC has won two straight games in the Idaho Potato Bowl, and three of the last four bowl games played here in Boise have been decided by a touchdown or fewer. As a result, we are definitely going to take the points. We do think that the Aggies will win this game and get some revenge from last year’s close call against Ohio, but this will be another close game.
Toledo vs. Utah State Pick: Toledo Rockets +10.5
Idaho Potato Bowl Score Prediction: Utah State 31 – Toledo 24