Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm •  Published: December 20, 2013
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Buffalo (7-5) vs. San Diego St. (8-4), 5:30 p.m. ET. (ESPN)

Line: San Diego State by 1.5.

Series Record: 0-0

WHAT'S AT STAKE

In its 119-year history, Buffalo has never won a bowl game. Saturday's game is also just the second postseason appearance in the school's history. So for Bulls coach Jeff Quinn, it's a chance to put the team on a different glide path in the future. For the Aztecs, the game is payoff for salvaging a season that began 0-3 including tough losses against Ohio State and Oregon State.

KEY MATCHUP

San Diego State quarterback Quinn Kaehler against the Buffalo secondary. Kaehler has completed 60.1 percent of his passes and thrown 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. But the Bulls secondary has excelled at picking off opposing quarterbacks, recording 15 interceptions on the season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Buffalo: LB Kahlil Mack. The Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year is a tackling dynamo. He needs one more tackle for loss to set a new NCAA record, and he also holds the NCAA record for forced fumbles in a career with 16.

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