A pair of high-powered offenses square off on day one of college football's bowl season, as the Toledo Rockets take on the Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday in Boise.
Toledo finished its 2012 campaign with a record of 9-3, going 6-2 in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets' season was highlighted by a 29-23 win over the No. 21 Cincinnati Bearcats. Toledo boasts a ground attack led by David Fluellen, who has gained 1,460 rushing yards on the season, which gains 198 yards per game.
While junior quarterback Terrance Owens leads the Rockets to the country's 28th-best offense, their defense ranks 106th by giving up 464 yards per game.
No. 22 Utah State (10-2, 6-0) enters the Potato Bowl for the second straight year after claiming what is likely to be the final outright conference championship in the dying Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies' balanced offensive attack is led by sophomore signal-caller Chuckie Keeton, and averages 460 yards per game. Keeton has completed 68% of his passes while throwing for 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Defensively, Utah State is stout, ranking 15th nationally in total defense while allowing only 15.4 points per game.
The meeting is the first between the two schools.
Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. MT
Odds: Utah State is favored by 10 points
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