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2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State wants to make up for last year's loss

The Utah St. Aggies hope to avenge last season's heartbreaking loss in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


The Utah State Aggies are returning to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, and want to erase the memory of last season's loss to the Ohio Bobcats in the same game.

Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton led an impressive comeback against Utah St. last season, scoring a the go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds left in the game. The Bobcats defeated the Aggies 24-23 despite trailing 23-10 in the third quarter.

Last season's bowl bid was the first for Utah State since 1997, so a bowl game was uncharted territory for the program. The team should come better prepared this time, and can use last year's game as motivation for this season's.

Utah State head coach Gary Andersen wants to win the game, but also wants his players to enjoy their experience at the bowl game. Andersen told the media:

"You want to make it fun for the players. Kids like the chance to block a punt, to make a play on special teams. So we want that for the players as well."

The Aggies will face the Toledo Rockets on Saturday at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The game kicks-off at 2:30 p.m MT, with coverage on ESPN.