Spartans, Eagles to meet in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

December 4, 2022 GMT
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San Jose State head coach Brent Brennan, center, holds up the Dick Tomey Legacy trophy after defeating Hawaii 27-14 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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San Jose State head coach Brent Brennan, center, holds up the Dick Tomey Legacy trophy after defeating Hawaii 27-14 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

San Jose State (7-4, Mountain West) vs. Eastern Michigan (8-4, MAC) Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Boise, Idaho

TOP PLAYERS

San Jose State: QB Chevan Cordeiro, 2,885 yards, 20 touchdowns, four interceptions.

Eastern Michigan: QB Taylor Powell, 1,813 yards, 14 TDs, seven INTs; RB Samson Evans, 1,084 yards, 13 TDs.

NOTABLE

San Jose State: Brent Brennan is the first coach to lead the Spartans to two bowl games since Claude Gilbert did it in 1986 and 1987.

Eastern Michigan: Earned a share of the MAC West Division title and is looking for its first bowl win in five appearances under coach Chris Creighton.

LAST TIME

Eastern Michigan beat San Jose State 30-27 in the 1987 California Bowl in Fresno.

BOWL HISTORY

San Jose State: First appearance in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; 12th bowl game overall.

Eastern Michigan: First appearance in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; sixth bowl berth overall.

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