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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl preview: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Central Michigan Chippewas faces the Wyoming Cowboys in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The game will be on ESPN at 4 pm from Albertson’s Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

The Chippewas comes into this game with an 8-4 record. The Cowboys are 7-5 this season.

Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen throwing a pass against the Boise State Broncos at Albertson's Stadium in October (Getty Images)

Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen throwing a pass against the Boise State Broncos at Albertson’s Stadium in October (Getty Images)

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Cowboys have a 55% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. In their expert poll; however, they have a 57% chance to win this game.

The Cowboys already played at Albertson’s Stadium this season. They lost 24-14 to the Boise State Broncos, who call Albertson’s Stadium home, on Saturday, October 21st.

This will be the third meeting between the two teams. Each team split the previous meetings.

This will be their first meeting in 15-years. The Chippewas won the last meeting, 32-20, over the Cowboys on September 7th, 2002.

Wyoming won the first meeting, 31-10, on September 16th, 2000.

The Cowboys are 6-8 in Bowl games all-time. Wyoming has lost its last two Bowl games.

They have not won a Bowl game since December 19th, 2009 when they defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs, 35-28, in the New Mexico Bowl.

After winning four straight Bowl games from 1951 through 1966 to being their Bowl experience, they have only won twice since then in 20004 and 2009. Cowboys head coach Craig Bohl is 0-1 with the team, as their head coach in a Bowl game, as they were defeated 24-21 in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl to the BYU Cougars last season.

This is the first-time the Cowboys are playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

The Chippewas have a losing Bowl record with a 3-7 record. Central Michigan has lost its past three Bowl games.

They have not won a Bowl game since defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 24-21, in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on December 26th, 2012.

John Bonamego is 0-2 in Bowl games, as the Chippewas head coach. In those two games, they’ve been outscored 76-24.

Central Michigan has Bowl wins in 2006, 2009 and 2012.

Like Wyoming, this is the first-time the Chippewas are playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Central Michigan has won its past five regular season games. They have not lost a game since a 30-10 loss to the Toledo Rockets on October 14th, 2017.

Wyoming has lost its last two regular season games, losing to the San Jose State Spartans and the Bulldogs. They have not won a game since defeating the Air Force Falcons, 28-14, on November 11th, 2017.

Central Michigan is averaging 29.7 points per game. Wyoming is averaging 22.3 points per game.

Shane Morris, the Chippewas quarterback, has gone 226 of 407 for 2,908 passing yards. He has 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Jonathan Ward leads the running backs with 167 carries for 988 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Mark Chapman leads the receivers with 54 receptions for 805 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

Josh Allen, the Cowboys quarterback, who will play in the game and is considered a Top 5 NFL Draft pick, according talent evaluators for the 2018 NFL Draft, has gone 141 of 251 for 1,658 passing yards. He has 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Trey Woods leads the running backs with 133 carries for 474 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Austin Conway leads the receivers with 58 receptions for 520 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

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