The 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be a high scoring affair between two teams that both average over 400 yards of offense. With three bowl games kicking off on December 17th, if you like offense and seeing lots of points, this is the game to watch.
Ohio from the MAC comes in at 9-4, with losses against Rutgers, Buffalo, Ball State and Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship game.
The Bobcats average over 450 yards of total offense. Led by quarterback Tyler Tettleton, the Bobcats average 31 points a game.
Ohio has a balanced attack, with 200 yards of their offense from the ground and 250 in the air. Ohio is a very good team with three of their losses by three points or less. The other loss was by 11.
Utah State comes in from the WAC with a 7-5 record. Let me tell you now, don't let that record fool you. The Aggies can play some ball, just ask Auburn.
The Aggies love to run it, they average 277 yards on the ground. That is good enough for sixth best in the country. Just don't fall into their trap, because they can pass the ball too. All five of the Aggies losses are 10 points or below. Utah State comes in on a five game winning streak.
Both teams should score in the 30's in this game. Ohio scores 31 points a game and Utah State averages 34.5 points a game. Both defenses give up a good amount of points, so don't expect a defensive battle.
I watched Utah State play Auburn and really enjoy their playing style. I see Junior Robert Turbin having a big game as the Aggies pull a semi-upset and beat the Bobcats. It will be a close battle, but Utah State prevails 38-31.
This is a great game to start your college football bowl schedule. If you don't watch all the games, you need to watch this one.