Central Michigan Falls to Wyoming in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

BOISE-Central Michigan Football finished their 2017 campaign with a loss on Friday to Wyoming in the Famous Idaho Potato bowl.

The Chippewas, who appeared in their fourth consecutive bowl game, fell behind to the Cowboys 21-7 in the first quarter thanks to Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen throwing three touchdown passes. Jonathan Ward scored the lone touchdown for Central Michigan in the first from 74 yards out.

At the half, the Chippewas were held to the one touchdown as the Cowboys tacked on six more points from two field goals courtesy of Cooper Rothe.

The Chippewas were able to score another touchdown in the third with Jonathon Ward again as the carrier. Ward also picked up his 1000th rushing yard of the season during the game, making him the first sophomore to do so since Dan LeFevour in 2007.

Wyoming’s Allen finished the game completing 11 of his 19 pass attempts, totaling 154 yards, while Central Michigan’s Shane Morris finished 23 for 39 totaling 329 yards and threw four interceptions.

With the 37-14 loss, Central Michigan finished the season 8-5, their best record since 2009.