Potato Bowl USA

2019 Potato Bowl USA ~ Festivities September 10-14

54th Annual Potato Bowl USA

The University of North Dakota vs Sam Houston State!

September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

The 2019 Potato Bowl will be a rematch of the September 15, 2018 game played in Huntsville, TX.  The UND Fighting Hawks took down the Sam Houston State Bearkats 24 – 23 in an exciting battle between two of the top FCS programs in the country. 



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 40-13 in its first 53 Potato Bowl games.