2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 0 10 0 14 24
San Diego State 7 21 14 7 49
Date December 21, 2013
Season 2013
Stadium Bronco Stadium
Location Boise, Idaho
Favorite Buffalo by 3[1]
Referee Jeff Hilyer (Sun Belt)
Attendance 21,951[2]
Payout US$$325,000 per team
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (analyst), Dawn Davenport (sidelines)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
 < 2012 2014

The 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 21, 2013 at Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. The seventeenth annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, it featured the Buffalo Bulls of the Mid-American Conference against the San Diego State Aztecs of the Mountain West Conference. It began at 3:30 p.m. MST and aired on ESPN.[3] It was one of the 2013–14 bowl games that concluded the 2013 FBS football season. San Diego State defeated Buffalo, 49–24.[4][5]

Teams[edit]

The Bulls accepted their invitation after earning an 8–4 record in their season, while the Aztecs accepted their invitation after earning a 7–5 record in theirs.[6]

Buffalo Bulls[edit]

The Bulls returned to their winning ways this season, finishing at 8–4 overall and 6–2 in conference play, good for second place in the MAC's East Division. At season's end, bowl director Kevin McDonald extended an invitation to the Bulls to play in the game.[7]

This was Buffalo's first Famous Idaho Potato Bowl appearance. The University at Buffalo was led by Khalil Mack, who was the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, with team-high 94 tackles, 19 TFLs, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles. Buffalo has seven players named to All-MAC Teams, with five on the first team.

San Diego State Aztecs[edit]

The Aztecs continued their recent winning ways this season, finishing at 7–5 overall and 6–2 in conference play, good for second place in the Mountain West's West Division. At season's end, bowl director Kevin McDonald extended an invitation to the Aztecs to play in the game.[6]

This will be San Diego State's first Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, setting a school-record fourth consecutive bowl game. Quarterback Quinn Kaehler has thrown for 2,796 yards and 17 touchdowns for coach Rocky Long this season.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Buffalo San Diego State
1 0:21 4 55 1:06 SDSU Quinn Kaehler 29-yard touchdown run, Wes Feer kick good 0 7
2 11:55 6 30 2:49 SDSU Adam Muema 3-yard touchdown run, Feer kick good 0 14
2 7:51 10 75 4:04 BUFF Branden Oliver 10-yard touchdown reception from Joe Licata, Patrick Clarke kick good 7 14
2 4:01 6 25 2:40 BUFF 38-yard field goal by Clarke 10 14
2 1:11 5 67 2:55 SDSU Muema 8-yard touchdown run, Feer kick good 10 21
2 0:38 1 25 0:07 SDSU Dylan Denso 25-yard touchdown reception from Kaehler, Feer kick good 10 28
3 13:28 5 26 1:32 SDSU Adam Roberts 11-yard touchdown reception from Kaehler, Feer kick good 10 35
3 8:18 9 62 4:19 SDSU Chad Young 1-yard touchdown run, Feer kick good 10 42
4 14:53 7 73 2:38 BUFF Alex Neutz 23-yard touchdown reception from Licata, Clarke kick good 17 42
4 6:40 2 43 0:46 SDSU Muema 30-yard touchdown run, Feer kick good 17 49
4 0:36 14 75 6:04 BUFF Fred Lee 10-yard touchdown reception from Licata, Clarke kick good 24 49
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 49

Statistics[edit]

Statistics BUFF SDSU
First Downs 20 22
Total offense, plays – yards 68–309 70–460
Rushes-yards (net) 38-113 42-249
Passing yards (net) 196 211
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 13-30-1 15-28-0
Time of Possession 27:27 32:24

Starting lineups[edit]

Source:[8]

Buffalo Position San Diego State
Offense
Fred Lee WR Ezell Ruffin
John Kling LT Bryce Quigley
Andre Davis LG Japheth Gordon
Trevor Sales C Jordan Smith
Dillon Guy RG Darrell Greene
Jake Silas RT Terry Poole
Matt Weiser TE Adam Roberts
Alex Neutz WR Colin Lockett
Joe Licata QB Quinn Kaehler
Branden Oliver RB Adam Muema
Kendall Patterson FB Chad Young
Defense
Beau Bachtelle LE Cody Galea
Kristjan Sokoli NT Dontrel Onuoha
Colby Way RE Jordan Thomas
Adam Redden LOLB Nick Tenhaeff
Blake Bean LILB–MLB Josh Gavert
Lee Skinner RILB–CB Nat Berhe
Khalil Mack ROLB Vaness Harris
Cortney Lester LCB J.J. Whittaker
Najja Johnson RCB King Holder
Okoye Houston SS Marcus Andrews
Derek Brim FS Eric Pinkins

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2013
  2. ^ Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Box Score
  3. ^ "Quick Facts". FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "San Diego State pounds Buffalo in Potato Bowl". Associated Press. December 21, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "UB gets mashed at Potato Bowl". The Buffalo News. December 21, 2013. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  6. ^ a b "Buffalo, San Diego State Accept Invitations to Play Famous Idaho Potato Bowl" (PDF). FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bulls Accept Invitation to Idaho Famous Potato Bowl". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Buffalo vs. San Diego State". ubbulls.com. Retrieved 2015-05-19.