The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is certainly a spectacle on its own. This year though, it is an even better spectacle. In the final minute of the game, Nevada got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for dumping french fries on the ground.
After the University of Nevada secured its win over Tulane and the football team took a whole bunch of french fries and dumped it on their coach. Afterward, they did the traditional Gatorade pour onto their head coach as well.
The Nevada Wolf Pack was leading 38-20 during the last minutes of the game. Before the clock expired, the festivities began. The refs immediately threw a flag and assess the team a penalty.
However, the festivities were short-lived as Tulane took full advantage of the 15-yard penalty. The ball was put at the 35-yard line. Then, Cameron Carrol took the handoff and ran for a 65-yard touchdown as time was expiring.
Even though there were only 17 seconds left, Tulane didn’t give up. However, their long touchdown was too little, too late and Nevada still winds up with the Bowl win.
Fries and All, Nevada Seals the Win
This caps a great season for the Nevada Wolf Pack as they finish the season 7-2. With fries all over the field, the cleanup process took a minute to sort out, but the team’s spirit was still high.
The game itself was a fairly entertaining one. The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is celebrating its 24th year of hosting a game.
In particular, Carson Strong, Nevada’s quarterback, had an excellent outing. He threw for 271 yards and five touchdown passes. Tulane’s quarterback, Michael Pratt, however, did not have a great outing. Despite throwing for 168 yards and two touchdowns, he also threw three interceptions.
Nevada and Tulane had an impressive battle for the potato-filled trophy. As this concludes the season for both teams, they will now look forward to next year. And for the fans, here’s to hoping that there are more french fry baths in the future.
[H/T Yahoo Sports]