College football bowl season has arrived as teams across the country are preparing to face their opponents with the hope of ending the year on a high note. The 2022 Idaho Potato Bowl will pit the Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-4) against the San Jose State Spartans (7-4) in what will surely be an intense game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Idaho Potato Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Where is Idaho Potato Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Idaho Potato Bowl will be played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID. Albertsons Stadium serves as the home of the Boise State Broncos college football team and is known for its blue artificial turf. The stadium opened in 1970, seats 36,387 and is hosting for the 26th time.
When is Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State Idaho Potato Bowl?
The Idaho Potato Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
Idaho Potato Bowl Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Idaho Potato Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State betting preview.
Even though the momentum is on Eastern Michigan's side, I see San Jose State winning this one. The Eagles simply don't show up when it comes to bowl games, losing four straight appearances — including a 56-20 loss to Liberty at the 2021 LendingTree Bowl.
Eastern Michigan is also going up against a San Jose State defense that surrenders the 15th-fewest points (20.6 PPG) in the nation. The Eagles also get most of their offense done on the ground, however, that's going to be tough to pull off against the Spartans, who allow the 11th-fewest rushing yards per carry (3.3) and 24th-fewest yards on the ground overall (123.0).
Thanks to a strong defensive effort, look for San Jose State to be victorious.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: EMU: (+146) | SJSU: (-178)
Spread: EMU: +3.5 (-110) | SJSU: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: San Jose State: 26 | Eastern Michigan: 23
Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State History
Eastern Michigan and San Jose State have met head-to-head on the football field only once. That was during the 1987 California Bowl, where the Eagles emerged victorious by a score of 30-27.
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