Potato Bowl USA

2020 Potato Bowl USA ~ Festivities Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

55th Annual Potato Bowl USA


University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks 


South Dakota State University Jackrabbits


October 3, 2020 ~ Time TBA




BRIEF HISTORY OF POTATO BOWL – On September 24, 1966, the very first Potato Bowl football game was played at Memorial Stadium and was billed as a battle between two of the largest potato growing regions in the United States (Idaho and the Red River Valley).   The idea of creating a week of festivities to celebrate potatoes and football was the brainchild of UND Athletic Director Len Marti, Head Football Coach Marv “Whitey” Helling, Assistant Football Coach Jerry Olson and Sports Information Director Lee Bohnet. In that first game in 1966, the Fighting Sioux thumped Idaho State 41-0.  UND is 41-13 in its first 54 Potato Bowl games.