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Kent State vs. Wyoming Betting Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2021

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Kent State vs. Wyoming Odds

Kent State Odds +4
Wyoming Odds -4
Over/Under 58
Date Dec. 21
Location Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho

Kent State is set to take on Wyoming in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 21 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl below.

Kent State vs. Wyoming Projected Odds

Kent State Spread -4.5
Wyoming Spread +4.5
Over/Under 58.1

These Kent State vs. Wyoming projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Kent State Reached the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Kent State weathered an early-season gauntlet of Power Five opponents, played well enough to get into the MAC title game, then fell flat on its face.

The Golden Flashes finished runner-up to NIU, which owned a preseason win total of four.

Kent State’s defense was bludgeoned for 41 points in the championship tilt. Call it an inopportune time for the offense to go missing, as the unit’s 23 points marked the lowest in a game since Week 4.

The Golden Flashes covered four of their final six games. The offense in particular was appointment viewing, putting up crazy numbers in wins.

However, when things were bad, they were bad: Kent State was outscored by 150 points across their six losses – an average of 25 points per game.

Head coach Sean Lewis led the program to a win in the 2019 Frisco Bowl, beating Utah State 51-41.

How Wyoming Reached the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Craig Bohl has the Wyoming Cowboys bowl eligible for the fifth straight season, minus the 2020 shortened campaign.

The program missed out on a berth in 2018 despite nabbing six wins.

Bohl, who’s been notoriously solid in the underdog role, admittedly struggled early in the year, going 0-3 both straight up and against the spread.

However, the Cowboys picked up three upsets later in the season including signature victories over Utah State and Colorado State.

Wyoming team total overs and full-game overs in general were 4-1 down the stretch in Cowboys’ games.

The defense, meanwhile, boasted a top-10 secondary, allowing just 177.1 yards per contest.

Kent State vs. Wyoming Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Kent State and Wyoming match up statistically:

Kent State Offense vs. Wyoming Defense
Rush Success 6 62
Line Yards 6 93
Pass Success 74 44
Pass Blocking** 50 56
Big Play 44 49
Havoc 66 115
Finishing Drives 73 25
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Wyoming Offense vs. Kent State Defense
Rush Success 42 104
Line Yards 54 109
Pass Success 99 118
Pass Blocking** 28 103
Big Play 113 90
Havoc 39 101
Finishing Drives 86 116
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 78 80
Coverage 81 10
Middle 8 62
SP+ Special Teams 110 125
Plays per Minute 3
Rush Rate 61.3% (20) 63.1% (12)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 21
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho
  • TV Info: ESPN

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is one of the best pre-Christmas matchups on an annual basis.

The game — played on Boise State’s majestic, blue turf — has produced some absolute gems of late, including a 61-50 track meet between Idaho and Colorado State (2016) and Zach Wilson’s heralded 19-for-19 game in BYU’s rout of Western Michigan (2018).

Also formerly titled the Humanitarian Bowl and MPC Computers Bowl, the matchup traditionally features a Mountain West program.

Nevada has participated each of the last two years, most recently beating Tulane.

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