Written by Jeff Risdon on December 22, 2015
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Akron vs. Utah State, 3:30 PM on ESPN
What better way to spend a Tuesday afternoon that getting your #MACtion on with the smurf turf in Boise?
Okay, it’s not a very compelling matchup. And there really isn’t a lot of future NFL talent on the field, though each team has a linebacker you need to know.
The most prominent is Utah State’s Kyler Fackrell, who rebounded nicely in 2015 after missing all but one half of one game in ’14 with a torn ACL. He is a well-built SAM backer with quick hands and decent power. The Aggies use him as a jack-of-all trades, from blitzing and even playing edge rusher to cover backer. The Senior Bowler might not have the juice to rush the passer at the next level but he’s smart and plays under control. Watch him when he has to (read more…)