It’s time for everyone’s favorite bowl game involving an anthropormorphic potato as a mascot: it’s the 2019 edition of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl!
The Ohio Bobcats (6-6, 4-4 MAC) are set to play the Nevada Woldf Pack () on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium, as both squads look to end the season on a positive note after up-and-down seasons.
Both teams are also looking to extend bowl winning streaks, as Ohio looks to win their second bowl game in a row, while Nevada looks to add to their current two-game win streak over the last four seasons.
This will be the first meeting between the two squads as well, making this bowl matchup a very unique one.
Here’s everything you need to know from a media standpoint:
Television and streaming
The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, with television coverage starting at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Anish Schroff (play-by-play), Jon Congemi (color) and Kris Budden (sideline) will provide the call for the game.
There are several ways to be able to watch the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, including:
- Cable/satellite: ESPN is available on most television packages. Check your local listings or with your provider for more information.
- ESPN App: The game is available for streaming on the ESPN App, which is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple stores. A valid cable or satellite subscription is required for viewing. The ESPN Deportes feed is also available on the app.
- YouTube TV: YouTube TV has ESPN available in its default package. The service runs at $49.99/month, but new customers can get a free one-week trial.
- Sling TV: Sling offers ESPN channels as part of their Sling Orange package, offered for $25/month. If you purchase a subscription now, you can get the first month of service for 40 percent off.
- Hulu: Hulu offers a live TV package, featuring ESPN’s family of channels, which currently runs at $54.99/month. They’re currently offering a seven-day free trial, which can be redeemed on the site.
- AT&T Now: AT&T Now offers a streaming package featuring the ESPN family of channels for $65/month. More details can be found here.
The game will be available for a listening audience via each program’s affiliated radio stations. There will be no national radio broadcast.
- Ohio-centric broadcast: The WMU radio call can be found on WXTQ 105.5 FM, the Bobcats’ flagship station. Russ Eisenstein (play-by-play) and Rob Corneilius (color) will be on the call. An online stream can be found here, while a list of terrestrial stations can be found here.
- Nevada-centric broadcast: The Nevada radio call can be found exclusively on CBS Sports Radio 1140 AM. John Ramey (play-by-play) and Mike Edwards (color) will be on the call. The online stream can be found here.
- Where/when: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, January 3, at 12:30 EST (11:30 local.)
- Weather: 46 degrees and partly cloudy, with winds at 6 MPH and 57 percent humidity, per Weather.com.
- Last meeting: First matchup
- Last Ohio bowl game appearance: 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (W 27-0, San Diego State)
- Last Nevada bowl game appearance: 2018 Arizona Bowl Bowl (W 16-13 [OT], Arkansas State)
- Betting odds: WKU is a 3.5-point favorite, with the over/under at 53, per OddsShark.com.