The Rams will head back to the blue turf in Boise for their fourth straight bowl game. They will play the 8-4 Idaho Vandals who are dropping to FCS next year.
The Rams come into this game with a dominating victory over the Mountain West champion Aztecs. They will look for the extra practices to get their young players more experience.
Nick Stevens, Michael Gallup, and the running game will be what to watch on the offensive side of the ball. Nick Stevens, honorable mention all-MW, comes into this game having regained his starting job mid way through the year and has thrown for nearly 1500 yards, 14 touchdowns, three interceptions (two came in the first game against Colorado), and is completing 65 percent of his passes. Michael Gallup, first team all-MW, is going to be the receiving threat in this game.
Gallup has 70 catches for 1164 yards and 11 touchdowns. The running game will look to continue its three headed monster of Izzy Matthews, Dalyn Dawkins, and Marvin Kinsey.
Look for Kevin Davis, Braylin Scott, Jake Schlager, and the defensive line on the defensive side of the ball. Kevin Davis is the unquestioned leader of this defense The linebacker is all over the place during games.
Braylin Scott is the leading pick man for the Rams, having three interceptions on the year. Jake Schlager is another hard worker who can be expected to be all over the place. The defensive line doesn’t have one standout player, probably due to rotation. But they are a disruptive force when they get going.
The Rams are 6-9 all time in bowl games and lost to Nevada 28-23 in the 2015 Arizona Bowl.
Date and time: Dec. 22, 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT)
Location: Boise, Idaho
Stadium: Albertsons Stadium