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111 points in three quarters

Idaho and Colorado State were scoreless after the first quarter before combining for 111 points in the final three quarters, the third-most ever in a bowl game.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl combined for 111 points, third-most in bowl history, despite a scoreless first quarter.

Idaho puts on offensive display in 61-50 win (1:20)

Matt Linehan, Idaho QB

Following Idaho's bowl win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, their quarterback Matt Linehan had some harsh words for school president Chuck Staben.

Breaking down Idaho's 61-50 win over Colorado State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (2:56)
Idaho head coach Paul Petrino on winning the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (2:30)

Rams close out 36-point fourth quarter

Colorado State's Izzy Matthews runs up the middle and takes a punishing slide on the icy field after the 1-yard TD run. However, Idaho wins the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 61-50.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Idaho beats Colorado State 61-50 in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The ViewFromVegas is the Vandals did it as 15.5-point underdogs and +500 on the money line. It was just the third outright upset in 10 bowls so far, but 'dogs are 6-4 ATS. The game crushed the over/under of 65 points, though it was only the second over of the bowl season as unders lead 8-2.


Dawkins runs one in for Rams

And with that, the total points scored in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl exceeds 100. The score was made by Colorado State's Dalyn Dawkins, who brushed off tackles for a solid 22-yard run to the end zone. Idaho leads 61-42 in the closing minutes.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

This will be the first time that Idaho has ever won a bowl game by double digits.


Fifth TD pass for Rams' Nick Stevens

Stevens lofts a pass on first-and-goal from the 3-yard line to Michael Gallup, who makes a nice grab while backpedaling for his third TD of the game. Colorado State trails Idaho 61-35 with under six minutes left in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


Vandals break scoring mark for Idaho Potato Bowl

Running the ball up the middle seems to work just fine for Isaiah Saunders. He breaks tackles to score his third rushing touchdown of the game, from 12 yards. Idaho leads Colorado State 61-28 midway through the fourth quarter.


Rams' Gallup scores second TD of game

Nick Stevens throws over the middle, where Michael Gallup grabs it, bobbles it and breaks multiple tackles while tip-toeing the sideline for the 60-yard score. Colorado State trails Idaho 55-28 in the fourth quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


Frysinger makes epic, one-hand catch

Idaho's Jordan Frysinger makes a tremendous grab despite tight coverage for a 54-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Vandals lead Colorado State 55-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Frysinger hauls in ridiculous one-handed TD catch in Idaho win (0:46)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Idaho WR Jordan Frysinger just dished out the ultimate humiliation: He grabbed a TD bomb with one hand while the defender was flagged for pass interference. Idaho, up 55-21, can do little wrong as it wraps up this resurgent season. The Vandals will remain undefeated (3-0) in bowl games.


Rams' Johnson scores his second TD

Olabisi Johnson adds a 73-yard touchdown catch to his 52-yarder that opened the scoring in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Colorado State will go down swinging, trailing Idaho 48-21 in the fourth quarter.


Vandals take a spill after another TD

Aaron Duckworth runs through a hole in the defense for a 5-yard touchdown, and the Floridian -- plus one of his teammates -- skates straight to the turf after the score. The Vandals lead Colorado State 48-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


Rams finally answer back with TD

Capping a 91-yard drive, Colorado State QB Nick Stevens lobs the ball over the middle to a wide-open Michael Gallup in the end zone for the TD late in the third quarter. Idaho leads the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 41-14.