It wasn’t all awards. CMU coach John Bonamego called junior walk-on longsnapper Luke Idoni to the stage and surprised him with a scholarship.
The Chippewas are playing in a bowl game for the fourth consecutive year and for the 11th time as a Division I program. CMU’s last bowl win came on Jan. 6, 2010, when it defeated Troy, 44-41, in double overtime in the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Sophomore Sean Bunting has made his place in a secondary that is tied for second nationally among Football Bowl Subdivision teams with 19 interceptions this season.
CMU is 1-1 all time against the Cowboys. The Chippewas lost, 31-10, at Wyoming on Sept. 16, 2000, then beat the Cowboys, 32-20, at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Sept. 7, 2002. And now, of course, the teams will meet in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 22 in Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.
2.5 hours prior to kickoff
Free and open to the public
Located Between the Rose Ponds