BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Utah State and Toledo have accepted invitations to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

For the No. 18 Aggies (10-2), it's a shot at redemption after losing a last-second thriller 24-23 to Ohio in last year's game, while the Rockets (9-3) are headed for their third straight bowl appearance.

"We are excited to prepare for a quality Toledo team that had an outstanding season," said fourth-year Utah State coach Gary Andersen. "Our staff has great respect for Toledo head coach Matt Campbell and the Rockets team. They are very well coached and obviously very talented as they are playing in their third straight bowl game."

The game is scheduled for Dec. 15 and is one of two that will kick off the annual bowl season.

The Aggies are coming off the best season in school history. They set a new team record with 10 victories, won the Western Athletic Conference title outright and went undefeated in conference play for the first time.

The Rockets also posted some historic achievements this season.

They won eight straight games at one point, including an upset of then-No. 18 Cincinnati. They were ranked as high as No. 23 in the Top 25 and last month broke into the BCS standings for the first time in school history. All three of the Rockets' losses came to teams also playing in the postseason.

"I think the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will provide our student-athletes with an outstanding bowl experience, as well as the opportunity to play against a very tough Utah State team," said Toledo head coach Matt Campbell. "Playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is an excellent reward for our players, coaches and everyone involved in our team's success."

The Rockets beat Air Force 42-41 in last season's Military Bowl.

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    <a href="http://www.gildannewmexicobowl.com/">Arizona (pictured) vs. Nevada</a> Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 1:00 p.m. ET ESPN Albuquerque, New Mexico University Stadium

  • Famous Idaho Potato

    <a href="http://www.famousidahopotatobowl.com/">Toledo (pictured) vs. Utah State</a> Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET ESPN Boise, Idaho Bronco Stadium

  • San Diego County CU Poinsettia

    <a href="http://www.poinsettiabowl.com/">BYU (pictured) vs. San Diego State </a>Thursday, Dec. 20 8:00 p.m. ET ESPN San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    <a href="http://www.stpetersburgbowl.com/">Central Florida (pictured) vs. Ball State</a> Friday, Dec. 21 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN St. Petersburg, Florida Tropicana Field

  • R+L Carriers New Orleans

    <a href="http://www.neworleansbowl.org/">East Carolina (pictured) vs. UL-Lafayette</a> Saturday, Dec. 22 12:00 p.m. ET ESPN New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome

  • MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

    <a href="http://www.lvbowl.com/">Boise State (pictured) vs. Washington</a> Saturday, Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN Las Vegas, Nevada Sam Boyd Stadium

  • Sheraton Hawaii

    <a href="http://www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com/">Fresno State (pictured) vs. SMU </a>Monday, Dec. 24 8:00 p.m. ET ESPN Honolulu, Hawaii Aloha Stadium

  • Little Caesars Pizza

    <a href="http://www.littlecaesarspizzabowl.com/">Central Michigan (pictured) vs. Western Kentucky</a> Wednesday, Dec. 26 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN Detroit, Michigan Ford Field

  • Military

    <a href="http://www.militarybowl.org/">Bowling Green (pictured) vs. vs. San Jose State</a> Thursday, Dec. 27 3:00 p.m. ET ESPN Washington, DC RFK Stadium

  • Belk

    <a href="http://belkbowl.com/">Duke (pictured) vs. Cincinnati</a> Thursday, Dec. 27 6:30 p.m. ET ESPN Charlotte, North Carolina Bank of America Stadium

  • Bridgepoint Education Holiday

    <a href="http://www.holidaybowl.com/">Baylor (pictured) vs. UCLA</a> Thursday, Dec. 27 9:45 p.m. ET ESPN San Diego, California Qualcomm Stadium

  • AdvoCare V100 Independence

    <a href="http://independencebowl.org/">Louisiana-Monroe (pictured) vs. Ohio</a> Friday, Dec. 28 2:00 p.m. ET ESPN Shreveport, Louisiana Independence Stadium

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    <a href="http://shop.russellathletic.com/info/2012_Russell_Athletic_Bowl">Rutgers (pictured) vs. Virginia Tech</a> Friday, Dec. 28 5:30 p.m. ET ESPN Orlando, Florida Florida Citrus Bowl

  • Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

    <a href="http://meinekecarcarebowloftexas.com/">Texas Tech (pictured) vs. Minnesota</a> Friday, Dec. 28 9:00 p.m. ET ESPN Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium

  • Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

    <a href="http://www.armedforcesbowl.com/">Air Force (pictured) vs. Rice </a>Saturday, Dec. 29 11:45 a.m. ET Fort Worth, Texas Amon G. Carter Stadium

  • New Era Pinstripe

    <a href="http://web.pinstripebowl.com/index">West Virginia (pictured) vs. Syracuse</a> Saturday, Dec. 29 3:15 p.m. ET ESPN Bronx, New York Yankee Stadium

  • Kraft Fight Hunger

    <a href="http://www.kraftbowl.org/">Navy (pictured) vs. Arizona State</a> Saturday, Dec. 29 4:00 p.m. ET ESPN 2 San Francisco, California AT&T Park

  • Valero Alamo

    <a href="http://www.valeroalamobowl.com/main/">Texas (pictured) vs. Oregon State</a> Saturday, Dec. 29 6:45 p.m. ET ESPN San Antonio, Texas Alamodome

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    <a href="http://www.fiestabowl.org/buffalo-wild-wings-bowl.php">Michigan State (pictured) vs. TCU</a> Saturday, Dec. 29 10:15 p.m. ET ESPN Tempe, Arizona Sun Devil Stadium

  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City

    <a href="http://www.musiccitybowl.com/">North Carolina State (pictured) vs. Vanderbilt</a> Monday, Dec. 31 12:00 p.m. ET ESPN Nashville, Tennessee LP Field

  • Hyundai Sun

    <a href="http://www.sunbowl.org/">USC (pictured) vs. Georgia Tech</a> Monday, Dec. 31 2:00 p.m. ET CBS El Paso, Texas Sun Bowl

  • AutoZone Liberty

    <a href="http://www.libertybowl.org/">Tulsa (pictured) vs. Iowa State </a>Monday, Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN Memphis, Tennessee Liberty Bowl

  • Chick-fil-A

    <a href="http://www.chick-fil-abowl.com/default.aspx">LSU (pictured) vs. Clemson </a>Monday, Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome

  • Heart Of Dallas

    <a href="http://theheartofdallas.org/">Oklahoma State (pictured) vs. Purdue</a> Tuesday, Jan. 1 12:00 p.m. ET ESPNU Dallas, Texas Cotton Bowl

  • TaxSlayer.com Gator

    <a href="http://www.gatorbowl.com/wp-content/gba2013.php">Northwestern (pictured) vs. Mississippi State</a> Tuesday, Jan. 1 12:00 p.m. ET ESPN2 Jacksonville, Florida EverBank Field

  • Capital One

    <a href="http://www.capitalonebowl.com/">Georgia (pictured) vs. Nebraska</a> Tuesday, Jan. 1 1:00 p.m. ET ABC Orlando, FL Florida Citrus Bowl

  • Outback

    <a href="http://www.outbackbowl.com/">Michigan (pictured) vs. South Carolina </a>Tuesday, Jan. 1 1:00 p.m. ET ESPN Tampa, Florida Raymond James Stadium

  • Rose Bowl

    <a href="http://www.tournamentofroses.com/TheRoseBowlGame.aspx">Stanford (pictured) vs. Wisconsin</a> Tue., Jan. 1 5:00 p.m. ET ESPN Pasadena, California Rose Bowl

  • Discover Orange Bowl

    <a href="http://www.orangebowl.org/">Florida State (pictured) vs. Northern Illinois </a>Tuesday, Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN Miami Gardens, Florida Sun Life Stadium

  • AllState Sugar

    <a href="http://www.allstatesugarbowl.org/site.php">Florida (pictured) vs. Louisville</a> Wednesday, Jan. 2 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN New Orleans, Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome

  • Tostitos Fiesta

    <a href="http://www.fiestabowl.org/">Oregon (pictured) vs. Kansas State </a>Thursday, Jan. 3 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN Glendale, Arizona U. of Phoenix Stadium

  • AT&T Cotton

    <a href="http://www.attcottonbowl.com/home/">Texas A&M (pictured) vs. Oklahoma</a> Friday, Jan. 4 8:00 p.m. ET FOX Arlington, Texas Cowboys Stadium

  • BBVA Compass

    <a href="http://www.bbvacompassbowl.com/">Pittsburgh (pictured) vs. Ole Miss</a> Saturday, Jan. 5 1:00 p.m. ET ESPN Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field

  • GoDaddy.com

    <a href="http://www.godaddybowl.com/">Kent State (pictured) vs. Arkansas State</a> Sunday, Jan. 6 9:00 p.m. ET ESPN Mobile, Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium

  • BCS National Championship

    <a href="http://www.bcsfootball.org/">Alabama (pictured) vs. Notre Dame</a> Monday, Jan. 7 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN Miami Gardens, Florida Sun Life Stadium