The Wyoming Cowboys are going bowling in 2017. Photo Credit: Pete Arnold.

After posting a 7-5 record in the regular season, the Wyoming Cowboys now know their bowl destination for this December. The Pokes will travel to Boise, Idaho to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas out of the MAC in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Chippewas finished with an 8-4 record, which included a five-game winning streak to close the season.

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will take place on Friday, December, 22nd with kick-off at 2pm MT from Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. This will be the third game between the schools with the record tied at 1-1. The two schools played in 2000 and 2002 with Wyoming defeating Central Michigan 31-10 in September of 2000 and the Chippewas winning at home 32-20 in September of 2002.

The bowl game will mark the first time since the 1987 and 1988 seasons (Holiday Bowl in both years) that Wyoming will appear in back to back bowl games. Last year the Cowboys appeared in the now-defunct Poinsettia Bowl.

Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl has commented on this bowl invitation, “Personally, our coaching staff and our players are excited about the opportunity to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. We want to thank the Bowl Committee for this opportunity.  We can’t wait to see Cowboy fans in Boise on Dec. 22.”

The big question on the mind for Wyoming fans is: will Josh Allen be healthy enough to play? There is no indication of his status as of today but be sure to stay with us here at WyoNation for all your bowl game news.

All your ticket information from Wyoming Athletics can be found by clicking the link below. To get the best seats available, UW is asking fans to buy their tickets before December 5th.