Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Odds: Spread, Total, Props

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The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. MT during the 2023-24 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, making it one of 13 bowl stadiums to primarily host an FBS team. This year, the Utah State Aggies (6-6) face the Georgia State Panthers (6-6) as favorites, a number that flipped since open. Below, we’ll look at Famous Idaho Potato Bowl odds and bowl history.

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Utah State Vs. Georgia State

Georgia State initially opened as a -4.5 favorite in this game, a number that’s come crashing way down. Under 63.5 points also took movement early on. Star running back Marcus Carroll (sixth nationally in rushing yards) entered the transfer portal, leading to at least some of the movement. Georgia State also lost their final five games after starting the year 6-1. The stretch was a tough one, playing rival Georgia Southern, James Madison, App State, LSU, and Old Dominion along the way.

Look to Georgia State as a contrarian pick in bowl pools. Although the betting market moved away from them, only 24% of early ESPN entries picked the Panthers despite a win expectancy around 50%. With a high point total, variance is also high.

Utah State has started a handful of QBs this year, some due to injury. Former Wyoming QB Levi Williams led the Aggies to a double-overtime win over New Mexico to secure bowl eligibility. Williams announced he would be leaving college football for the Navy SEALs following the season and may get the starting nod here. Williams is an excellent and physical runner, something Georgia State struggled to defend this season.

The Aggies also have a decided travel advantage in this game. Albertsons Stadium is just under 300 miles from Logan, Utah. The Panthers have one of the longest treks to their bowl game, traveling over 2,100 miles to Boise from Atlanta.

Utah State Team Notes

  • Decided travel advantage for this game. Utah State is fewer than 300 miles from Albertsons Stadium.
  • Starting corner Avante Dickerson missed Week 13.
  • Team has used a rotation of starting QBs this year. All are roughly equal to the point spread.

Georgia State Team Notes

  • Panthers make among the longest trek to their bowl (Boise over 2,100 miles from Atlanta).
  • Lost their final five games after 6-1 start.
  • RB Marcus Carroll – who rushed for over 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns – hit the transfer portal. Carroll was sixth in the nation in rushing yards.
  • Backup RB KZ Adams also entered the portal. Panthers down to RB3.
  • Four total offensive starters are in the portal, including right tackle Montavious Cunningham.
  • Starting CB Bryquice Brown hit the portal.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Picks: Utah State Vs. Georgia State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl betting

Last year, Eastern Michigan upended San Jose State as +3.5 underdogs. The Eagles left no doubt, winning 41-27 in spite of heroics from SJSU QB Chevan Cordeiro. With a combined 68 points, Over 54 handily cleared. In 2021, Wyoming continued a streak where four of five favorites covered in the bowl, with the lone underdog covering and winning outright in 2020 when Nevada (+1) beat Tulane. Overall, favorites are 12-11-2.

This bowl has been historically friendly to overs, with 17 cashing in 26 matchups (one push). That’s more a testament to this game typically being heavy on points rather than low-set over/unders.

History

Below are historical results of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

The first Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was played in 1997, which at the time was called the Humanitarian Bowl, and Cincinnati beat Utah State, 35-19.

DateBowl nameWinnerScoreWinnerScore
December 23, 2023Famous Idaho Potato BowlGeorgia State45Utah State22
December 20, 2022Famous Idaho Potato BowlEastern Michigan41San Jose State27
December 21, 2021Famous Idaho Potato BowlWyoming52Kent State38
December 22, 2020Famous Idaho Potato BowlNevada38Tulane27
January 3, 2020Famous Idaho Potato BowlOhio30Nevada21
December 21, 2018Famous Idaho Potato BowlBYU49Western Michigan18
December 22, 2017Famous Idaho Potato BowlWyoming37Central Michigan14
December 22, 2016Famous Idaho Potato BowlIdaho61Colorado State50
December 22, 2015Famous Idaho Potato BowlAkron23Utah State21
December 20, 2014Famous Idaho Potato BowlAir Force38Western Michigan24
December 21, 2013Famous Idaho Potato BowlSan Diego State49Buffalo24
December 15, 2012Famous Idaho Potato BowlUtah State41Toledo15
December 17, 2011Famous Idaho Potato BowlOhio24Utah State23
December 18, 2010Humanitarian BowlNorthern Illinois40Fresno State17
December 30, 2009Humanitarian BowlIdaho43Bowling Green42
December 30, 2008Humanitarian BowlMaryland42Nevada35
December 31, 2007Humanitarian BowlFresno State40Georgia Tech28
December 31, 2006MPC Computers BowlMiami (FL)21Nevada20
December 28, 2005MPC Computers BowlBoston College27Boise State21
December 27, 2004MPC Computers BowlFresno State37Virginia34 (OT)
January 3, 2004Humanitarian BowlGeorgia Tech52Tulsa10
December 31, 2002Humanitarian BowlBoise State34Iowa State16
December 31, 2001Humanitarian BowlClemson49Louisiana Tech24
December 28, 2000Humanitarian BowlBoise State38UTEP23
December 30, 1999Humanitarian BowlBoise State34Louisville31
December 30, 1998Humanitarian BowlIdaho42Southern Miss35
December 29, 1997Humanitarian BowlCincinnati35Utah State19

FAQ

When is the 2023 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl?

The 2023 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl kicks off Dec. 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. MT.

Where is the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl?

Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, hosts the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. It’s the primary home for Boise State and features famous blue turf.

Who is playing in the 2023 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl?

Utah State plays Georgia State in the 2023 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Historically, the MAC has a representative in this game; this is just the third time since 2008 the bowl does not feature a MAC team.