Everyone who is not high on something other than life sees UB in the Idaho Potato Bowl. Jerry Palm over at CBS has been dipping into something else because he does not have the 6-2, MAC East leading Bulls, playing during the post season.
The mothership has Buffalo in the Idaho Bowl but doe snot have our opponent projected. ESPN prognosticator Mark Schlabach has UB playing Wyoming while Brad Edwards has Buffalo squaring off against San Diego State.
For its first four years the then-named Humanitarian Bowl offered an automatic bid to the Big West Conference champion and paired them against a Confernece USA foe. After 2000, the Big West stopped sponsoring football, and from 2000 until 2012 the automatic bid was given to the Western Athletic Conference, with the bid going to the conference's champion unless that team qualified for a BCS bowl.
From 2000 until 2008, the Atlantic Coast Conference was supposed to provide an opponent if it had enough bowl-eligible teams. It happened so rarely that in 2009, the Mountain West Conference replaced the ACC as the WAC's opponent. That deal lasted on year.
The MAC came into the picture in 2010. The Humanitarian Bowl inherited the MAC's International Bowl tie-in after the Toronto-based bowl folded, and have continued to keep it. After the 2012 season, the WAC stopped sponsoring football and the bowl committee announced that the Mountain West (Boise State's home since 2011) would return to playing in the bowl.